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Columbia Bank Hosts Thirty-Third Annual Charity Golf Classic

Funds Provide $100,000 of Support to OASIS – A Haven for Women and Children, in New Jersey 

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Fair Lawn NJ, Columbia Bank is proud to announce its ongoing support of OASIS – A  Haven for Women and Children, located in Paterson, NJ. The mission of the nonprofit is to change lives by breaking  the cycle of poverty through compassionate programs designed to feed, clothe, educate, and empower women and  children in need. On September 13, at its 33rd Annual Golf Outing, Columbia Bank raised $100,000 to benefit the  organization which Columbia Bank has assisted throughout the years. 144 golfers participated in the annual fundraiser  which took place at North Jersey Country Club in Wayne, New Jersey.  

“As a true community bank, we are committed to serve the needs of our neighborhoods and help make them better,  stronger and safer. Through our Annual Charity Golf Classic, we hosted a fun, purposeful event which will help make a  difference in the lives of many women and children in the Paterson area by supporting Oasis”, said Thomas J. Kemly,  President and CEO of Columbia Bank. 

Oasis Receives $100,000 from Columbia Bank at Check Presentation. Photo Courtesy of Columbia Bank.  

Left to right: Thomas J. Kemly President and CEO Columbia Bank, Laetitia Cairoli Director of  

Development Oasis, Susan Buchanan Board President Oasis

Oasis is located at 59 Mill Street in Paterson, New Jersey. For additional information on Columbia Bank’s  comprehensive support efforts, please visit   

Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Fair Lawn, NJ, Columbia Bank has 61 full-service branch networks spanning  the state of New Jersey, an asset base of approximately $9.1 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.  

Oasis began in a church hall in Paterson, New Jersey in 1997, with the founders’ mission to provide hot meals to  women with children. By 2008, OASIS built a three-story building at 59 Mill Street in Paterson, and since then, has  expanded its mission. Today the organization focuses on: education and training to help women enter the workforce,  and after-school (and Saturday) programs that help children and teens excel in school, enter post-secondary education  and training, and succeed in a career. OASIS continues to offer women and children hot meals, emergency food bags,  clothing and the help of three on-site social workers, a family navigator, and is the only area organization offering this  vital mix of anti-poverty services in a single location. For additional information about OASIS, please visit: https://

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