Columbia Bank has been awarded the 2018 Financial Capability Innovation Award from EVERFI, Inc. for sponsoring financial education programs at several local high schools.
EVERFI’s online course, funded by Columbia Bank at no cost to schools districts and students, uses interactive activities to promote financial literacy. Topics covered include how to save, how to invest and the importance of maintaining good credit. Columbia currently sponsors the EVERFI financial literacy program at Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI), Hawthorne High School, Fair Lawn High School, South Plainfield High School and Maple Shade High School.
Shown participating in a special presentation are (from right) Tony Rose, Columbia Bank’s First Senior Vice President, Marketing Director; Bria Barker, EVERFI’s Financial Education Account Executive; and Michael Campbell, Columbia’s Senior Vice President, Community Development Officer
“We are extremely pleased to be recognized for our efforts to encourage financial literacy in our local high schools,” 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.”