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Member News -- Mary’s Place By The Sea Is Lates..

Columbia Bank, through their Columbia Bank Foundation, recently made a $10,000 donation to Mary’s Place By The Sea, an Ocean Grove-based respite care facility for women receiving cancer treatment.

Shown participating in a special presentation are Michelle Gannon (left), President of Mary’s Place By the Sea; Grace Ann Shotwell (left), a Senior Appraisal Analyst at Columbia Bank; and Maria McKeon, Vice President of Mary’s Place By the Sea.  Grace Ann nominated Mary’s Place to receive this special donation.

“We are extremely pleased to help Mary’s Place By The Sea with their extraordinary efforts to provide respite care to those fighting cancer,” 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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