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Columbia Bank Foundation Supports Fairfield Home & School Association

Grant Funds Surveillance Cameras in Elementary Schools
FAIR LAWN, NJ – March 7, 2019 – The Columbia Bank Foundation recently issued a $15,000 grant to the Fairfield Home & School Association. The donation is part of the Foundation’s current initiative to partner with local communities and Boards of Education within the Bank’s service area. The grant will fund the installation of interior surveillance cameras at two of the district’s elementary schools.
“We are proud to support the Fairfield Home & School Association,” said Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank. “It is our hope that this community grant will ensure a safe learning environment for these students.”
Pictured in a special check presentation are (from left) Richard Graff, Columbia Bank Vice President, Business Banking Officer, Andrea Jandoli, Fairfield HSA Board Member, Susan Ciccotelli, Superintendent, Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, Lorely Machin, Fairfield HSA Treasurer, Lyanna Rios, Business Administrator, Board Secretary, Pasquale Freda, Fairfield HSA Board President, Brian Egan, Fairfield HSA Board Member, and Michael Sapienza, Fairfield HSA Board Member.
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.