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Columbia Bank Foundation Supports Voorhees Citizens Event Foundation

Grant Backs Teen Lounge and Art Center Initiatives

FAIR LAWN, NJ – August 19, 2019 The Columbia Bank Foundation recently issued a $40,000 grant to the Voorhees Citizens Event Foundation 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 was split to support the town’s teen lounge that provides a safe, fun location for teens to gather and the Voorhees Art Center, a storefront location that affords local artists a place to display their work.

“We are proud to support the Voorhees Citizens Event Foundation and their mission to promote and celebrate community experiences,” said Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank. “We hope that these donations unite the township of Voorhees and foster a positive community spirit.”

Pictured in a special check presentation are (from left) Natalie Sutherland, Voorhees Arts Council Co-Chair, Marianne Leone, Voorhees Arts Council Co-Chair and Voorhees Arts Center & Gallery Executive Director, Minoska Mateo, Acting Executive Director of the Columbia Bank Foundation, Michael R. Mignogna, Mayor of Voorhees Township, Richard DeCaprio, a Columbia Bank Vice President, Consumer Banking Market Manager, Kathy Chin,  The Spot Teen Center Program Coordinator, and Elena Chow, Berlin-Gibbsboro-Voorhees Municipal Alliance Coordinator.

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.