The Columbia Bank Foundation recently issued a $30,000 grant to the Fairfield Police Department as part of the Foundation’s current initiative to partner with local communities and Boards of Education within the Bank’s service area. The grant was used to purchase a new motorcycle that will increase policing efforts and be used for escorts.
“This motorcycle is the first for the Fairfield Police and we are thrilled to be able to support the department’s mission to keep their community safe,” said Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank. “Because of this donation, no tax payer dollars were spent.”
Pictured in a special check presentation are (from left) Fairfield Police Officer, R.J. Casendino, Police Chief, Anthony Manna, Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini, Victoria Bruce, Branch Manager of Columbia Bank’s Fairfield Office, and Fairfield Police Officer, Raymond Puluse.
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 six major areas: affordable housing programs, community investment and economic development opportunities, financial literacy and educational opportunities, health and human services, food pantries, and the arts. Special consideration is always given to programs that provide a measurable community impact.
For more information regarding the Columbia Bank Foundation and grant eligibility requirements, please visit www.columbiabankonline.com/foundation.