YMCA thanks Oritani Bank for $15,000 grant

YMCA of Greater Bergen County received $15,000 grant from Oritani Bank

Photographed from left to right: Kevin J. Lynch, President of the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation and Chairman, President and CEO of Oritani Bank with Glenn MacAfee, YMCA Interim-CEO and the Strong Kids 7th Grade Membership Program presenting a grant for $15,000.

The YMCA of Greater Bergen County (Hackensack) was recently granted $15,000, from OritaniBank Charitable Foundation.

This year’s grant is in support of The Strong Kids 7th Grade program, which provides membership to an after school program of 7th grade students in the greater Hackensack area. This is an active and educational membership to promote a lifetime of healthy habits. Strong Kids members may use the facility in a supervised environment during the school year Monday through Friday from 3-6 pm.

OritaniBank Charitable Foundation is pleased to support youth development and strengthening the community to help people of all ages live healthy and confident,” said Kevin J. Lynch, President of the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation and Chairman, President and CEO of Oritani Bank. “We proudly demonstrate our strong commitment to the Y through our continued support.”

“Program subsidy and financial membership assistance keeps the Y available for youth, teens and families who need us most,” said Glenn MacAfee, Interim CEO of the YMCA of Greater Bergen County. “We are thankful for the support of OritaniBank Charitable Foundation, with its

continued commitment and loyalty, the Y is able to provide free memberships to 7th graders in Bergen County through the Strong Kids 7th Grade Program.”

It is believed youth that are positively involved in organizations at this vulnerable age have a greater chance to insure that they become responsible adults. In addition to the foundations grant, this program will be funded from the Y’s general campaign funds.

For over 100 years, the YMCA of Greater Bergen County, located in an historic building in Hackensack, has been strengthening the foundations of the community, committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y provides high-quality, affordable programs for children, adolescents, adults and seniors. The Y offers something for nearly everyone, including child care, summer camps, swimming, adult wellness center, senior programs, sports and arts. The YMCA of Greater Bergen County is a non-profit organization that welcomes people of all faiths, races, abilities, ages and incomes. Contact the Y for more information and a free brochure at 201-487-6600, info@ymcagbc.org, www.ymcagbc.org, facebook.com/ymcagbc, and facebook.com/ymcagbccamp or visit us at 360 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ.

About the Y

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,687 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. ymca.net

About OritaniBank Charitable Foundation:

Oritani Bank established the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation in 2007 to assist not-for-profit organizations that help to improve the quality of life for area residents, especially those members of its communities most in need. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated more than $5 million to local charitable organizations, primarily in support of education, health and human services, youth programs and affordable housing.


About Oritani Bank:

Oritani Bank is a 103-year-old community bank with 25 branches and more than $3 billion in assets, based in the Township of Washington, New Jersey. Oritani Bank is a publicly held company trading on the NASDAQ with the trading symbol “ORIT.” Oritani Bank offers a full line of deposit and loan services to both retail and commercial customers. For more information, call 888-ORITANI, or visit its website, www.oritani.com.