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CentraState Healthcare Foundation Receives Grant from Amboy Bank Foundation

CentraState Healthcare receives Amboy DonationFreehold, NJ July 24, 2014 – CentraState Healthcare Foundation announced today that they have received a $5,000 grant from The Amboy Foundation, a non-profit organization in Old Bridge.The Amboy Foundation supports educational, civic, health, human services, social and cultural organizations in the communities it serves.

 “Amboy Bank, through the Amboy Foundation, is committed to supporting local efforts that enhance the quality of life of the people who live and work in our communities. We have always considered community involvement to be an essential part of our business and we are delighted to support the CentraState Healthcare Foundation” said Greg Scharpf, Senior Vice President and Chief Retail Officer of Amboy Bank.

The grant money will be used to fund CentraState Student Health Awareness Center’s LifeSkills Training Program (LST) for 7th and 8th grade students at Keyport Central School and a LST Parent Program for the parents of the participating students.  Keyport was one of the most devastated communities following Super Storm Sandy. LST is a research-validated substance abuse prevention program which helps students develop drug resistance, personal self-management and general social skills.

Maryellen Dykeman, CentraState Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center’s Director/MCH Coordinator, stated “the Student Health Awareness Center is grateful to receive this funding to provide such an amazing program to a community that was devastated by Sandy.  This dynamic program will assist students in building skills that will help prepare them for their future and thrive in new environments. The skills they develop will help them transition to high school, into college, the workplace, and beyond, for lifetime success. We are so grateful to Amboy Bank for helping us deliver programs to those most in need.”

Founded in 1888, Amboy Bank a full-service commercial bank with 23 offices in Central New Jersey prides itself on quality service and responsiveness. Amboy Bank has been voted “Best Bank in Central Jersey” for the past 16 years in a row.

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