Township of Washington, N.J. (September 17, 2015) – The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation recently awarded a $25,000 grant to Spectrum for Living, a not-for-profit organization located in River Vale, NJ. Its current mission is to help adults with developmental disabilities attain their maximum potential by providing quality housing and clinical services in state-of-the-art facilities and in the homes of families caring for a disabled loved one.
The grant proceeds will be provided towards Spectrum for Living’s Companionship Program, which ensures that a trained staff member familiar with the Spectrum client is available to provide support and advocacy during times of special need and accommodation.
“We are a proud supporter of Spectrum For Living and its mission to help all members of our community,” said Kevin J. Lynch, President of the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation and Chairman, President and CEO of Oritani Bank. “It is important to offer support, up-to-date facilities, and premium care to those who are disabled, which is why we felt it was important to award Spectrum for Living this grant,” he continued.
“Spectrum for Living is grateful for all the support that the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation has provided for our unique Companionship Program over the years,” said Mark Michelson, CEO of Spectrum For Living. “The program, as witnessed firsthand by our friends at Oritani, is vital to Spectrum for Living. The funding allows us to provide 24/7 coverage to our residents during times of hospitalization, family functions including weddings, or during stressful times such as a funeral. Oritani has recognized for many years that Spectrum for Living goes above what any other provider agency does to ensure our clients are always receiving premier care. We are indebted to their generosity and support.”
Spectrum for Living provides a wide array of housing, medical, clinical, habilitative, social and educational services to more than 200 residential consumers and hundreds of community clients.
About Spectrum for Living:
Spectrum for Living is a Bergen County 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that provides barrier-free, residential facilities for adults with multiple physical and developmental disabilities. Founded in 1983, Spectrum for Living facilities and services touch the lives of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities in over 100 New Jersey communities. Spectrum for Living is one of New Jersey’s most respected and recognized not-for-profit organizations assisting adults with developmental disabilities in Bergen, Passaic, Middlesex and Monmouth counties. For more information on Spectrum for Living, call 201-358-8000 or visit its website, www.spectrumforliving.org
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 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.
Photographed from left to right: Mark Michelson, President/CEO, Spectrum for Living and Kevin J. Lynch, President of the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation and Chairman, President and CEO of Oritani Bank.