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Columbia Bank Donation Supports Wayne Animal Shelter

Banking for a Cause donation to Wayne Animal Shelter
FAIR LAWN, NJ – March 20, 2017 – As part of their “Banking for a Cause” promotion at their new Packanack branch office, Columbia Bank was able to donate a check in the amount of $2,790 to the Wayne Animal Shelter. The money will be used for operating expenses and for finding new, permanent homes for their homeless animals.
“We are extremely pleased to assist the Wayne Animal Shelter with their mission to help find new homes for their stray pets in residence,” said Thomas Kemly, Columbia Bank’s President and CEO. “During our Packanack branch grand opening celebration, we asked customers opening certain accounts to select a local charity from our list to which we would make a special donation. When all the votes were tallied, the animal shelter received the most customer votes.” As a result, some 15 local charitable organizations shared more than $5,700 in donations.
Shown at a special check presentation ceremony are (from left) Shelter Manager Sally Herman holding “Rocky;” Mary Ann Orapello, Wayne Township’s Health Officer; Angela Mattina, Columbia Bank’s Packanack Branch Manager; Christopher Vergano, Mayor of Wayne Township, and Barbara Schroeder, Columbia Bank’s Regional Vice President holding “Daisy.”
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