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Bergen County Players Are Latest Foundation Grant Recipient

Donation to Bergen County Players
FAIR LAWN, NJ – January 30, 2017 -- Columbia Bank, through their Columbia Bank Foundation, recently issued a $25,000 community grant to The Bergen County Players, Inc. The grant will used to install new seats and redecorate the interior of their community theatre, located at 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell.
Shown participating in a special presentation are (from left): Lynne Lupfer, President of The Bergen County Players, and Ana Vaz, Columbia’s Oradell Branch Manager. Established in 1932, The Bergen County Players, Inc. is a non-profit theatre group that produces community stage shows.
“We are extremely pleased to help the Bergen County Players continue their efforts to showcase local theatrical talent and provide the opportunity for so many to enjoy the community theatre experience,” said Thomas Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank. “As a true community bank, Team Columbia remains committed to helping local organizations that make a difference in people’s lives.”
Created to serve the needs of local communities, the Columbia Bank Foundation provides grants and contributions to organizations recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Columbia Bank Foundation actively seeks to provide support in four major areas: affordable housing programs, community investment and economic development opportunities, financial literacy and educational opportunities, and health and human services. Special consideration is always given to programs that provide a measurable community impact.
About Columbia Bank
Headquartered in Fair Lawn, NJ, Columbia Bank has an asset base of approximately $5 billion and 46 full-service offices throughout New Jersey. Columbia Bank offers a wide range of consumer and commercial products, including online and mobile banking, localized lending centers as well as investment and wealth management services. For more information about Columbia Bank’s full line of products and services, visit their website at