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Library Receives $150,000 Grant from Investors Foundation Published on: June 26, 2020

Library of the Chathams Receives $150,000 Grant from Investors Foundation

The Library of the Chathams has received a $150,000 grant from Investors Foundation to help fund the library’s Bridging Space to Place renovation project.  Fundamental improvements of this venture will include more space for children’s programming, an area for teens to study and interact, a room for STEM programs, workspace for entrepreneurs to collaborate, meeting space for community organizations, and a larger and more suitable location for local history materials. These improvements will support the library’s mission which is to offer resources that provide opportunities to build knowledge, culture, and social experiences for the community.

The concept for Bridging Space to Place is based on several events uniting the Chatham community.  In 1728 the Day brothers settled on the banks of the Passaic River and built a bridge and a tavern.  The small village became known as “Days Bridge”.  Later, in 1773, the name was changed to Chatham in honor of English Prime Minister Sir William Pitt of Chatham for his support of the colonies’ fight for independence.  Today another “bridge” welcomes all people to a center of community life which is the Library of the Chathams.

Library Board President Andrew Hollander states, “The Library is deeply grateful for this generous gift by Investors Foundation.  It will have a major impact in maintaining the Library as the community center of the Chathams.  Our Community offers its sincere thanks.”

“Our Investors Bank Charitable Foundation is fulfilling its mission to assist local communities by helping to fund the planned enhancements to the Library of the Chathams’ facilities,” said Investors Bank President and Chief Operating Officer and Chatham resident Domenick Cama.  Our Bank and our Foundation appreciate the library’s role as a key resource for people who are building new skills, learning about a wide range of topics, and attending community meetings.  As a longtime resident of Chatham, I know the library is cherished by our entire Chatham community for the many services it makes available to everyone.” 

For more information about the library’s renovation project and services offered by the library, please go to our website at www.chathamlibrary.org.

Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926.  With over $27 billion in assets and a network of more than 150 retail branches, Investors Bank delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers.  Investors Bank’s services include complete deposit, loan, and cash management products for consumers and businesses.  Investors Bank is a Member of FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

Investors Bank created the Investors Foundation in 2005 to support the communities Investors Bank serves.  Investors Foundation supports initiatives in the arts, youth development, health and human services, education, and affordable housing.  The Investors Foundation works to improve the lives of its neighbors and communities across the bank’s footprint. 

For more information, please visit https://www.myinvestorsbank.com/Community/Investors-Foundation

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