Congratulations to Lauren Ransom of Howell, Philadelphia University junior and 2015 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.
Lauren is a member of the Honors Society at the University and is also a member of the American Institute of Architectural Students (AIAS). She serves as a "Rambassador" (tour guide) for the Admissions Office and her volunteer activities include serving as a Peer Mentor for the Emerging Leaders Program and working with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization. She hopes to pursue a Master's Degree in her chosen field.
Keep up the great work Lauren!
The OceanFirst Charity Challenge, a friendly fundraising competition where organizations in our community competed to raise the most money for their cause has wrapped up with 71 organizations raising a collective $336,000 for their causes!
The top three finishers received grants from the Foundation and they were: The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (1st place - $15,000 grant); Seer Farms (2nd place - $5,000 grant) and Ocean County Long Term Recovery Group (3rd place - $2,000 grant).
Brookdale Community College Foundation was the winner of the "Best Video" prize and the "Most Views" prize was won by Manna House who had more than 15,000 views of their Charity Challenge video.
Congratulations to all of the participants!
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