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Columbia Bank Foundation Supports Fair Lawn Community Center With Largest Grant To Date

Grant Funds Renovation of Senior Center’s Kitchen

 FAIR LAWN, NJ – January 16, 2019 – The Columbia Bank Foundation recently issued a $101,500 grant to the Fair Lawn Community Center that will fund the renovation of the town’s Senior Center Kitchen. The donation is the Foundation’s largest grant to date and a part of its current initiative to partner with local communities and Boards of Education within the Bank’s service area.

 “We are proud to be able to assist the Fair Lawn Community Center and the community that we call our hometown,” said Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank. “We commend their ongoing efforts to provide balanced meals to seniors.”

Pictured in a special check presentation are (from left) Deputy Mayor Gail Rottenstrich, Robert Young, Parks Department Supervisor, Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, Deputy Mayor John Cosgrove, Mayor Kurt Peluso, and Karin Krankel, Senior Center Director.

As one of the largest private foundations in New Jersey, the Columbia Bank Foundation was created to serve the needs of local communities, and provide 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 seven major areas: affordable housing programs, community investment and economic development opportunities, financial literacy and educational opportunities, health and human services, community sponsored events, food pantries, and the arts. Special consideration is always given to programs that provide a measurable community impact.