CU of NJ Foundation donates to SERV technology center

The Credit Union of New Jersey Foundation recently donated $25,000 to SERV Behavioral Health System. The inaugural donation is set to be made again for the next two years, totaling $75,000 to support the construction of the state-of-the-art SERV Technology Center.

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Andrew L. Jaeger, left, president/CEO of the Credit Union of New Jersey and chairman of the CU of NJ Foundation Board of Directors, presents a check for $25,000 to SERV president and CEO Regina Widdows for SERV’s new Technology Center to be built in Lawrenceville. At right is Gary K. Chizmadia, chairman of the CU of NJ Board of Directors. Photo Courtesy of Community News Service.

SERV Behavioral Health System is a private statewide, not-for-profit behavioral healthcare organization serving adults and children working to recover from a serious mental illness or cope with a developmental disability.

“We are extremely grateful for this extraordinary gift from the Credit Union of New Jersey Foundation,” said Regina Widdows, president/CEO of SERV. “We recognized a strong need to provide our consumers as well as our staff with technology training.”

With up to 50 working computer stations, the SERV Technology Center aims to improve technological and financial literacy in both its company and consumers. Widdows said the technology center will enable consumers to learn how to conduct online searches for information about wellness, nutrition and job opportunities, as well as gain online banking and financial management skills, leading them toward more independent living.

“The self-confidence and self-reliance the SERV Technology Center will develop in its participants is a mission we fully support,” said Andrew Jaeger, president/CEO of the Credit Union of New Jersey and chairman of the CUNJ Foundation board of directors . “In fact, the mission of Credit Union of New Jersey is to give our members the freedom to prosper. And that’s exactly what the SERV Technology Center will do.”