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Lakeland Bank Supports SCARC Community Center

 Programs offered at new facility serve 100 adults and children each week
OAK RIDGE, N.J., Jan. 3, 2012 — Lakeland Bank recently presented SCARC with a check for $10,000, the second installment of its $50,000 commitment to support the organization’s new facility.
“It is a pleasure to see that SCARC’s Community Center has succeeded in providing programs and services for the adults and children they support.” said Thomas J. Shara, president and CEO of Lakeland Bank. “Lakeland Bank is proud to support the SCARC organization and the work they do to assist people with developmental disabilities who reside in our community.”
The Lakeland Bank contribution funded the employee training facility which is located within the Community Center. The SCARC Community Center completed its first year of operation, and now serves more than 100 adults and children each week. The Center offers programs and services six days a week plus it hosts several evening programs during the week.
“Lakeland Bank’s commitment to our capital campaign is very much appreciated, and we enjoyed putting their financial gift to work for the benefit of our programs and services in the Community Center,” said Richard Lecher, Ph.D., CEO of SCARC, Inc. “I have seen many happy children and adults over the past year that enjoy coming to the Center on a daily basis, and we thank Lakeland Bank for their ongoing support.”
About SCARC, Inc.
SCARC, a nonprofit organization serving people with developmental disabilities, is dedicated to the empowerment and support of persons with developmental disabilities and their families. The organization facilitates partnerships with community resources; assists in maximum community participation; promotes individual planning based on choices, preferences and needs; and fosters the development of socially valued roles for each person served. SCARC is committed to community inclusion and the development of opportunities for community integration for each person served by the agency. For more information, visit www.scarc.org.
About Lakeland Bancorp
Lakeland Bancorp, the holding company for Lakeland Bank, has an asset base of approximately $2.7 billion and 47 offices spanning six northern New Jersey counties: Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Warren. Lakeland Bank offers an extensive array of consumer and commercial products and services, including online banking, localized commercial lending teams and 24-hour-or-less turnaround on consumer loan applications. For more information about the full line of products and services, visit its website at LakelandBank.com.