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Columbia Bank Foundation Supports Livingston Education Foundation

Livingston Education Foundation

Grant Funds Robotics Team Equipment Purchase

FAIR LAWN, NJ – April 9, 2019 – The Columbia Bank Foundation recently provided $10,000 in grant funding to the Livingston Education Foundation, part of their current initiative to partner with local communities and Boards of Education within the Bank’s service area. The grant will help purchase robotics equipment for the school district’s “First Tech Challenge” Robotics and Shell Eco Marathon Teams.  

“The Columbia Bank Foundation is proud to support Livingston’s Robotics teams as they learn about the design and inner workings of robots,” said Thomas J. Kemly President and CEO of Columbia Bank. “The robots built by these talented students will be entered in local and national competitions as far away as California. It is our hope that the teamwork and technical skills learned from this experience will help these students with their future careers.”

Pictured at a special check presentation are Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank; James Novotny, Department Supervisor for Technology, Design, and Engineering; and Michael Novo, Columbia Bank’s Livingston Branch Manager, and students from the district’s robotics team.

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 six major areas: affordable housing programs, community investment and economic development opportunities, financial literacy and educational opportunities, health and human services, food pantries, and the arts. Special consideration is always given to programs that provide a measurable community impact.