Lakeland Bank Sponsors Pavilion on the Green
Supports Thursdays on the Green, Performing Arts & the Skylander 5 & 10K Challenge
OAK RIDGE, N.J., Dec. 12, 2011 — Lakeland Bank recently presented Sussex County Community College (SCCC) with a check for $15,000 to sponsor the Pavilion on the Green located on the campus grounds. The 2011/2012 sponsorship supports the Annual Foundation Ball, Thursdays on the Green and cultural programming at the Performing Arts Center.
“SCCC has become an integral part of the county, serving as the hub for education, the arts, and community events for all people residing in and around Sussex County,” said Thomas J. Shara, president and chief executive officer of Lakeland Bank. “We believe access to an affordable, quality education is a valuable resource for residents as well as for the growth and prosperity of the local business community.”
The Pavilion on the Green serves as the backdrop for their annual graduation ceremony as well as many other campus and community events held during the year. From Thursdays on the Green to the Skylander 5 & 10K Challenge to the 9/11 Memorial services, the SCCC campus has become the central gathering place for the community. In addition to these events, the Performing Arts Center provides SCCC with an avenue to offer a series of cultural programs.
“Lakeland Bank’s sponsorship of the Pavilion provides the opportunity for SCCC to offer many exciting programs and events throughout the year,” said Barbara Wortman, executive director of the Foundation and Performing Arts Center. “Their commitment to the college is greatly appreciated, and it is a benefit to both our students and the community at large to have their support.”
The mission of Sussex County Community College is to create learning opportunities for self-improvement and transformation throughout life by providing accessible and affordable quality education and community enrichment in a climate of caring and respect.
SCCC’s vision is to be the regional post-secondary institution of choice providing quality education and technical programs recognized for dynamic change and community centeredness.
To learn more about the college, visit sussex.edu.
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.
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