Recent News

Scholarship Helps Local Student Design Her Future

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 Raises $336,000!

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!

Home Runs for Heroes Swings Back in Action

Home Runs for Heroes is heating up the Lakewood BlueClaw's First Energy ballpark this summer! So far the bats have been hot in the 4th inning with $7,000 already raised for the National Guard State Family Readiness Council. We’re rooting for the Claws to keep those home runs coming so we can award even more to our charity partners which already stand to receive $16,000 in grants...and we've got a few weeks left to go in the season!

We love working together with the Lakewood BlueClaws - a minor league team of the Philadelphia Phillies and Townsquare Media to support our military and veteran heroes who need a helping hand during difficult times.

The program ties each charity partner to an inning and every home run hit by the BlueClaws at First Energy Park during the charity’s designated inning earns them a $1,000 donation. Our charity partners cheering on the BlueClaws are (by inning assigned):

1st - Army Emergency Relief
2nd - American Recreational Military Services and Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
3rd - Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton
4th - National Guard State Family Readiness Council
5th - GI Go Fund
6th - Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund
7th - Chariot Riders (Horses for Heroes)
8th - American Red Cross, Jersey Coast Chapter
9th - Vetgroup

See you at the ballpark!

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