The Oritani Bank Charitable Foundation recently awarded $15,000 to The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children (SFIC), a non-profit organization located in Newark, NJ. The mission of SFIC is to provide low-income students with partial tuition assistance so they may attend a private or parochial school in Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union County.
This grant benefits five students with a $1,000 general scholarship for the 2016-2017 school year and one high school freshman attending a school in Hudson County with a $2,500 annual partial-tuition scholarship for four years.
“We are so grateful for the support of Oritani Bank Charitable Foundation,” said Gerard T. O’Connor, Executive Director of The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children. “The students and families who are the recipients of Oritani Bank’s generosity are so appreciative for the opportunity to provide a quality, values-based education for their children.”
O’Connor added, “Oritani’s contribution has enabled The Scholarship Fund to provide support to additional families seeking academic excellence in a safe environment for their children. Oritani’s funding positively impacts our students’ future success.”
The Oritani Bank Charitable Foundation has been established to support not-for-profit groups, institutions, schools or other organizations operating in the communities in which Oritani Bank makes loans or has offices. The Foundation is in keeping with the tradition of Oritani Bank to support our local communities and is a way of adding to the quality of life for people living in these communities.