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Columbia Bank Foundation Supports Special Projects for Special Children Inc.

Grant Provides a Technology Upgrade
FAIR LAWN, NJ – September 20, 2019 The Columbia Bank Foundation recently issued a $7,000 grant to Special Projects for Special Children Inc., based in Old Bridge. The grant, part of the Foundation’s current initiative to partner with local communities and Boards of Education within the Bank’s service area, will benefit the organization’s Camp ROBIN program, a camp that grants individuals with disabilities experiential and educational opportunities. The grant will fund a technology upgrade to the camp’s systems, including new computers, cabling, iPads, and infrastructure.
“We are proud to support the Special Projects for Special Children Inc. and their Camp ROBIN program,” said Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank. “This grant will modernize operations and improve the staff’s ability to update client information and assess needs.”
Pictured in a special check presentation are (from left) Pete Pero, Manager, Camp Robin, Jenna Cahill, Special Projects for Special Children, Mayor Owen Henry, Annette Maxwell, Branch Manager of Columbia Bank’s Old Bridge office, Minoska Mateo, Acting Executive Director of the Columbia Bank Foundation, Matt Mercurio, Director of Parks, Recreation and Social Services and Himanshu Shah, Business Administrator.
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.