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Member News -- St. Jude Children’s Hospital Is L..

Columbia Bank, through their Columbia Bank Foundation, recently made a $10,000 donation to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, a treatment and research center for Childhood Cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Columbia Bank’s First Senior Vice President, Marketing Director Tony Rose (Center) presented Fatima Hameed, St. Jude Volunteer Coordinator and Danielle Heymach, St. Jude Volunteer with the donation. Also pictured are Michelle Murphy (left), Ordaliza Pena, Elizabeth Badaracco, Edward Witt, Debbie Skura, and Daniel Carr (right), all employees who nominated this organization to receive a special donation.

“We admire the work of St. Jude Children’s Hospital and are extremely pleased to help in their efforts to treat and find cures for life-threatening diseases,” said Thomas Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank. “As a true community bank, Team Columbia remains committed to making a difference in the communities that we so proudly serve.”

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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