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Columbia Bank, through their Columbia Bank Foundation, recently presented a $10,000 community grant to the Alzheimer’s Association.  The grant will be used to help this charitable organization support those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death in New Jersey.

Shown participating in a special presentation are Wendy Campbell (second from left), President and CEO representing the Alzheimer’s Association; Catherine McElwain (left), a Universal Banker at Columbia’s Midland Park branch; and Gail Costa (second from right), Columbia’s Technical Officer and James DiGiacomo, Consumer Loan Specialist.  The three Columbia Bank employees nominated the Alzheimer’s Association to receive this special donation.

“We are extremely pleased to help the Alzheimer’s Association with their efforts to fight this debilitating disease,” said Thomas Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank.  “As a true community bank, Team Columbia remains committed to helping local organizations that really make a difference in our communities.”

Created to serve the needs of local communities, the Columbia Bank Foundation provides 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 four major areas: affordable housing programs, community investment and economic development opportunities, financial literacy and educational opportunities, and health and human services.  Special consideration is always given to programs that provide a measurable community impact.

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