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Columbia Bank Foundation Supports Midland Park Elementary PTA

Grant Will Support Purchase of Special Security Resource Officer Vehicle

FAIR LAWN, NJ – January 3, 2019 – The Columbia Bank Foundation recently provided $38,820 in special funding to the Midland Park Elementary Parent Teacher 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 help fund the purchase of a security resource vehicle that will enhance school security.

“We are proud to assist the efforts of the Midland Park Elementary PTA,” said Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank. “We hope this addition will help foster a safer school environment.”

Pictured in a special check presentation is Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, Kerri Schaefer, President of the Midland Park Parent Teacher Association (center), and Chief Powderley, with members of the Midland Park Police Department. Members of the Midland Park Council, and Peter Galasso, Highland School Principal are also pictured.

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.