Columbia Bank Foundation Supports Hawthorne High School PTO
FAIR LAWN, NJ – January 9, 2019 – The Columbia Bank Foundation recently issued a $50,000 grant to the Hawthorne High School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). 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 provide funding to resurface the local tennis court used by the High School girls’ tennis team and other members of the community.
“We are proud to partner with the Hawthorne High School PTO,” said Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank. “This tennis court not only supports high school athletes, but will hopefully encourage other members of the community to get outside, get active, and have some fun.”
Pictured in a special check presentation are Lisa Kowalski, President of the Hawthorne PTO, Mayor Goldberg of Hawthorne, Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, Raymond G. Hallock, Board Member and previous President and CEO of Columbia Bank, Inez Ramirez, Branch Manager of Columbia Bank’s local Hawthorne office, and Amy Dupuis.
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.