CommunityFirst Day


OceanFirst is proud to introduce CommunityFirst Day! On October 6, 2022 the incredibly talented team of OceanFirst Bank WaveMakers will partner with nonprofits across OceanFirst Bank’s footprint for an afternoon of volunteer service. We’re looking to make a BIG IMPACT with nonprofits that focus on housing, alleviating food insecurity, supporting the military, protecting the environment, aiding our future generations, building inclusive communities, and fostering economic empowerment.

“CommunityFirst Day is a great opportunity for our employees to come together and demonstrate to our communities just how important they are to us and how important OceanFirst can be in helping those in need in the communities we serve,” said Christopher D. Maher, Chairman & CEO of OceanFirst Bank. “Additionally, with more than 900 employees participating in CommunityFirst Day we reinforce our more than 120 year tradition and commitment to assisting our neighbors.”

If your nonprofit would like to be a part of this special day and host an OFB WaveMaker team, send us your best ideas and complete the project application here. Projects can be tailored to  accommodate groups of  5 to 50 WaveMakers. Painting, indoor/outdoor sprucing, meal prep, sorting and packaging, office tasks, event prep, interactions with program participants, and simple repairs are just a few ideas!

Each project request will be carefully evaluated to determine feasibility; requests are not guaranteed for selection. Nonprofits selected to host a WaveMaker team will be invited to apply for a CommunityFirst Day Grant of up to $250 to help offset project supplies/expenses.

Applications are due to Julie Bellezza (jbellezza@oceanfirstfdn.org) no later than August 22, 2022. Call Julie for more details!