Recent News

Scholarship Helps Local Student Design Her Future

Congratulations to Kimberley Gokberk of Neptune City, NJIT sophomore and 2014 recipient of the Carl Feltz, Jr. Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, established by the Foundation in 2011, honors the contributions of long-time Board member, Carl Feltz, Jr. and helps a local student pursue a degree in Architecture.

In her freshman and upcoming sophomore years at NJIT, Kimberley was/is the recipient of both the Honor's Scholarship and the Dean's Scholarship. Kim's long term goal is to work in a global firm designing in urban areas to develop large scale buildings.

Keep up the great work Kimberley!

Thanks New Jersey Monthly Magazine!

We want to thank New Jersey Monthly Magazine for selecting OceanFirst Foundation and OceanFirst Bank as a finalist for its Great Oak Awards honoring the state's most philanthropic companies. We're showcased with the other finalists in the August 2014 issue. Check it out...on newstands now.

WOW - Our Inaugural Charity Challenge on Crowdrise Raises $286,747

We're excited to announce that our CrowdRise Challenge for Jersey Shore nonprofits raised a whopping $286,747! With $15,000 in grants and lots of extra prizes up for grabs, 70 charities battled it out right up until the final minute.

Our top three finishers, in order, were Seers Farms, Count Basie Theatre, and Brick Children's Community Theatre. Our first place finisher Seer Farms will receive a $10,000 grant to support their work. The Count Basie Theatre will receive an additional $3,000 grant and BCCT will receive $2,000.

More than 2,000 donations were made during the course of the four-week Challenge from more than 1,700 donors from 34 U.S. States. Many of the participating charities continue to raise funds on their Crowdrise pages and we hope you'll keep on supporting them.

Congratulations to all of our participants that tried something new, raised some much needed cash and had fun doing it!

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