Rebuilding Warriors Is Latest Columbia Bank Foundation Donation Recipient
FAIR LAWN, NJ – November 29, 2018 – Columbia Bank, through their Columbia Bank Foundation, recently issued a $10,000 donation to Rebuilding Warriors. The donation was a result of the bank’s Employee Sponsored Giving Program, where each month employees select organizations to nominate and vote for an organization of their choice. This month’s theme was Veterans Month.
“We are proud to support those who have so unselfishly served our country,” said Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank. “We hope, in some small way, that these trained service dogs will make life better for our veterans and first responders.”
Pictured in a special check presentation are (from left) Minoska Mateo, Acting Executive Director of the Columbia Bank Foundation, Nancy Mullins, Board Member and Marketing Director of Rebuilding Warriors, Jeff Mullins, Board Member and Vice President of Operations of Rebuilding Warriors, and Donna Rivera, Nominating Employee and Branch Manager of Columbia Bank’s Woodbridge Office. Also pictured is Zoe, a Rebuilding Warriors service dog.
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.