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Community giving your can bank on

About Our 20th Anniversary

Columbia Bank and the community go way back—20 years back, as a matter of fact. To celebrate our 20 years in the Northwest we will donate $20,000 to three local non-profit institutions. Who deserves it the most? We’d like to hear from you.

Nominate Your Local Non-profit Today

Between Thursday, November 21, 2013, and Sunday, December 8, 2013, you may nominate your favorite non-profit organization. Click the Nominate Here button, fill out your information, and click Submit!

Winners will be selected by Columbia Bank. Three of the nominated organizations will be chosen by a panel of Columbia Bank employees and crowned the winners. In order to qualify, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Must be a non-profit organization.
  • Must be headquartered or have significant operations in a county where a Columbia Bank branch is located. (Click the “Find a Branch” button for locations in your area.)
  • Donated funds must be allocated to a project benefitting a county where a Columbia Bank branch is located.
  • The mission of the organization must support the community.

Please note: Winners are not determined by the number of nominations received or prior association with Columbia Bank. You do not need to be a Columbia Bank customer to submit a nomination.

Three lucky but deserving winners will receive a cash donation. One winning organization will receive a $10,000 donation and two winning organizations will each receive a $5,000 donation.

The three winning organizations will be announced on Monday, December 30, 2013. Donations will be awarded at that time. Happy New Year indeed!


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Our way of saying thanks.


In celebration of our 20th anniversary, Columbia Bank is sponsoring free museum admission to the following Tacoma museums December 4–8, 2013. Admission at the Tacoma Art Museum and the Washington State History Museum is on us. Parking at The Children’s Museum of Tacoma is free in the United Way Parking Lot (off the corner of 15th and Pacific) in addition to free admission on Saturday, December 7, and Sunday, December 8. Even if you’re not a Columbia Bank customer, stop by and enjoy FREE ADMISSION on us! No catch, no coupons and no running in the museums.



1. Children’s Museum of Tacoma
1501 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA

Hours: Wed. to Sun. 10am-5pm, Closed Tues.

Members-Only Hours:
Mon. 10am-5pm, Fri. to Sat. 9-10am.

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Free Admission and Free Parking


  2. Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA

Hours: Wed. to Sun. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Free Admission

3. Washington State History Museum
1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA

Hours: Wed. to Sun. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Free Admission

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