• Columbia Bank has again awarded $5,000 to the Matawan-Aberdeen Educational Foundation, in support of the “Instruments Out Of The Attic -III” program. This program, authored by Music Teacher Lyn Lewis and co-authored by Susanne Hughes, is a continuing version of prior grants of Mrs. Lewis whereby she refurbishes musical instruments donated to the District. These refurbished instruments are then distributed to students in the entire school district who cannot afford instruments of their own. It will provide students with the opportunity to learn how to play a musical instrument and encourage a love of music that will last a lifetime.
    Pictured below is the award Columbia Bank made to MAEF in May 2007.

    Top Row - Left to Right: Bruce Quinn- Ex Officio Trustee/Superintendent of Board Of Education Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District; Barry Haber - Trustee & Outside Grant Liaison; Benno Van Note of Columbia Bank - Trustee; Lyn Ostar - ChairWoman; Cathy Zavorskas - Ex Officio Trustee/Designee of Board of Education; James DeMatteo - Trustee; Jim Tobias - Trustee; (Beneath Jim) Pamella Bellone - Associate; Bottom Row: Kim Honnick - Ex Officio Trustee/Grant Liaison For Board of Education; Janice Gallo - Vice Chair; Loretta Assini - Treasurer; Carole Cutar of Columbia Bank - Trustee; Music Teacher Lyn Lewis - Author of the Grant; Linda Rossi - Secretary; and Jill Ratcliffe - Trustee.

Last Modified on March 4, 2009