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Columbia Bank Foundation Supports Northern Valley Old Tappan Parent Student Teacher Organization

Northern Valley Old Tappan

Grant Will Enhance Security and Student Study Area 

FAIR LAWN, NJ – June 11, 2019 The Columbia Bank Foundation recently issued a $10,000 grant to the Northern Valley Old Tappan 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 upgrade furniture in the student study area.

“We are proud to support our local school districts,” said Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank. “The new security system and upgraded study area will help to foster a safer, more comfortable learning environment for these students.”

Pictured in a special check presentation are Richard Graff, Vice President Business Banking Officer, Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, Bruce R. Sabatini, Ed.D., Principal, Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan, James Santana, Superintendent of Schools, and Minoska Mateo, Acting Director of the Columbia Bank Foundation.

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.