Provident Bank Foundation Grant

United Way of Central Jersey Awarded $10,000 Major Grant from The Provident Bank Foundation


Milltown, NJ, 08/22/2019—United Way of Central Jersey (UWCJ) announced it has received a Major Grant in the amount of $10,000 from The Provident Bank Foundation to support their expansion of the VITA program in Perth Amboy.

United Way of Central Jersey was selected to receive the grant based on their proven track record of successfully providing free income tax preparation services to low and moderate income residents for over ten years. The program will substantially enhance and increase their VITA activities and promotional efforts in the dramatically underserved City of Perth Amboy.

“United Way of Central Jersey is grateful for The Provident Bank Foundation’s $10,000 Major Grant,” said Lawrence P. O’Connell, Chair, Chief Volunteer Officer at United Way of Central Jersey. “This investment in our VITA program will assist with recruitment of additional volunteers, scheduling more ‘tax-a-thon’ days during the tax season and outreach to income eligible clients throughout Perth Amboy with new marketing materials.

” United Way of Central Jersey received the check during a presentation on August 20, 2019, at 1:30 pm at the UWCJ office, 32 Ford Ave, Milltown, NJ. Accepting from United Way of Central Jersey is Lawrence P. O’Connell, Chair, Chief Volunteer Officer and Richard Wildnauer, Treasurer.

“The Provident Bank Foundation is honored to help further initiatives that are making a difference in the lives of residents in our local area,” said Jane Kurek, Executive Director, The Provident Bank Foundation. “We are pleased to support organizations that contribute to a sense of community and offer a diverse set of programs that make people healthier, happier and safer.”

The goal of the Major Grant is to support organizations that have identified an immediate need in the community and for the individuals they serve. The Provident Bank Foundation’s funding directly supports efforts to enhance the quality of life in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania communities served by Provident Bank through three Funding Priority Areas: Community Enrichment, Education, and Health, Youth & Families.



About United Way of Central Jersey - United Way of Central Jersey fights the effects of poverty by supporting the Education, Health and Financial Stability needs of low-income or vulnerable people in Central Jersey. If you would like to join the effort and for more information, please contact, Ms. Gloria Aftanski, President, at or visit us at

About The Provident Bank Foundation The Provident Bank Foundation was established in 2003 by Provident Bank to enhance the quality of life in the region through support of not-for-profit groups, institutions, schools and other 501(c)(3) organizations that provide services in communities served by the Bank. Since inception, the Foundation has granted more than $25 million to not-for-profit organizations and institutions working toward stronger communities. For more information, visit or call (862) 260-3990.