Township of Washington, NJ – July 13, 2012 – The New Jersey Bankers Association (NJBA) has awarded special recognition to Oritani Bank for its outstanding community service initiatives. The presentation was made during the Community Service Awards Program at the organizations annual conference on June 2, 2012.
Every year, the NJBA sponsors the awards program to both celebrate the community work of members and share those efforts with representatives of the New Jersey State Legislature and Congressional Delegations. The program helps New Jersey’s governing bodies better understand the active role the banking industry plays for the betterment of communities in the state through civic and charitable activities. Oritani Bank was a co-recipient of the NJBA award for banks of its size, based on total deposits.
Through its OritaniBank Charitable Foundation, established in 2007, the bank assists not-for-profit organizations that help to improve the quality of life for residents in Bergen, Hudson, Essex and Passaic counties. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated over $3 million to local charitable organizations, primarily in support of education, health and human services, youth programs, and affordable housing. In 2011 alone, the year upon which the NJBA award is based, the Foundation donated over $830,000 to 34 organizations.”
Our employees are active members of their communities and really care about local issues,” said Kevin J. Lynch, President of the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation and Chairman, President and CEO of Oritani Bank. “That's why this Community Service Award means so much to everyone in the Oritani family its great recognition of our 100-year commitment to the communities where we live.”
Among the recipients of OritaniBank Charitable Foundation giving in 2011 were Habitat For Humanity of Bergen County, Center For Food Action, The Township of Washington Voluntary Ambulance Corps, Shelter Our Sisters, Friendship House, and the Bergen County Community College Foundation.
Oritani Bank is a 101-year-old community bank with over $2.8 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 their website, http://www.oritani.com/.