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Columbia Bank Foundation Supports Passaic County Technical Institute Education Foundation

Grant Will Fund Specialty Calculators Need for STEM Program
FAIR LAWN, NJ – November 30, 2018 – The Columbia Bank Foundation recently provided $20,000 in special funding to Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) Education Foundation located in Totowa. 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 be used to purchase 186 Ti-84 graphing calculators for the school’s new STEM Academy.
“We are proud to provide this important educational resource to the students of PCTI,” said Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank. “The new calculators will be used for math instruction in every level, from Algebra I to Calculus, and will enhance the success of their new STEM program.”
Pictured in a special check presentation with some PCTI students are (back row) Mr. Javier Rabelo, Director of STEM; PCTI students Gavin Roettger and Khristian Clark; Mrs. Diana Lobosco, PCTI Superintendent; Amy Dupuis, Executive Director of the Columbia Bank Foundation; Mr. Al Alexander, President of the PCTI Education Foundation, and PCTI student Ansh Rana. Shown kneeling are PCTI students: Aksel Lujan, Alezandra Simon, and William Ryan.
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.