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Christian Health Honors Columbia Bank and Columbia Bank Foundation with Prestigious David F. Bolger Award for Service and Leadership

Press Release Image Guests at Christian Healths Celebration of Excellence Gala
Guests at Christian Health’s “Celebration of Excellence” Gala (Left to Right) Douglas A. Struyk, President and CEO of Christian Health ,Minoska Mateo, Vice President, Community Development Officer Columbia Bank, Mayra Rinaldi, Senior Vice President, Corporate Governance Columbia Bank ,Julie Holland, Executive Director of the Columbia Bank Foundation ,Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank and President of the Columbia  ,Bank Foundation. Photo Courtesy of Columbia Bank.

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Fair Lawn NJ, Columbia Bank and the Columbia Bank Foundation are pleased to announce  they were recently honored by Christian Health for outstanding contributions to the New Jersey community. On October  26, 2022, the coveted David F. Bolger Award for Service and Leadership was presented to Thomas J. Kemly, President  and CEO of Columbia Bank and President of the Columbia Bank Foundation on behalf of the organizations. 

Said Mr. Kemly, “As a true community bank, serving our neighborhoods is at the heart of what we do, and we are thrilled  to be recognized for our commitment. Currently, we have one of the largest private foundations in the state, and we  participate in over 100 volunteer events per year with nearly 100% employee volunteer involvement. I couldn’t be  prouder to have such meaningful efforts attached to the Columbia name.” 

Press Release Image Thomas J. Kemly of Columbia Bank Columbia Bank Foundation Accepts Christian Healths David F. Bolger Award for Service Leadership
Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank and President of the Columbia  ,Bank Foundation, Accepts Christian Health’s David F. Bolger Award for Service and  Leadership. Photo Courtesy of Columbia Bank.

The mission of Christian Health is to foster health, healing, and wellness for people of all ages in a compassionate and  loving environment. Headquartered in Wyckoff, New Jersey, the nonprofit provides vital services to a variety of local  families, business owners and more. While upon formation the goal was to offer compassionate care guided by the  Christian faith, Christian Health is an organization serving all people regardless of race, sex, or religion. 

Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Fair Lawn, NJ, Columbia Bank has more than 60 full-service branch networks  spanning the state of New Jersey, an asset base of approximately $10 billion. Columbia Bank offers a full suite of  consumer and commercial products, including online and mobile banking, localized lending centers as well as title,  investment and wealth management services. For more information about Columbia Bank’s complete line of products  and services, visit Follow Columbia Bank on: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube Linked In

Columbia Bank Foundation is one of the New Jersey’s largest private charitable foundations with roughly $60 million  designated in funding for future community-based projects and charitable programs. The 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 seven major areas: affordable housing programs, community investment and economic development opportunities,  financial literacy and educational opportunities, health and human services, food insecurity, environmental sustainability  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

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