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Columbia Bank Foundation Supports Northern Valley Demarest Parent Student Teacher Organization

Grant Will Enhance Security Measures at Local Schools
FAIR LAWN, NJ – July 29, 2019 The Columbia Bank Foundation recently issued a $10,000 grant to the Northern Valley Demarest Parent Student Teacher Organization (PSTO), as 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 install a new security system and purchase radios and cameras.
“We are proud to support the Northern Valley School District,” said Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank. “The safety of our students and faculty is extremely important and we are proud to help do our part to make school districts safer.”
Pictured in a special check presentation are Richard Graff, Vice President Business Banking Officer, James Santana, Superintendent of Schools, Timothy Gouraige, Ed.D., Principal of Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest, Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, Minoska Mateo, Acting Executive Director of the Columbia Bank Foundation, and a school security officer.
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.