Q & A with OceanFirst’s WaveMaker of the Month – Dominick Romano

August 1, 2020

We’re pleased to highlight our OceanFirst Bank colleagues who are making a difference with the Foundation’s nonprofit community partners – we call them the “WaveMakers” and they are extraordinary leaders and volunteers. How long have you been a member of the OceanFirst team? I joined the OceanFirst Bank team in January 1, 2020 after the …

Help Share GOOD News!

July 13, 2020

Help Share GOOD News! We’re excited to announce the “Help Share GOOD News” summer giveaway! It’s all about happy news, lots of awesome partners doing great things in our communities, special people, and a whole lot of summer fun. Together with our friends at OceanFirst Bank, every Monday-Thursday through August, we’ll share a GOOD News post. …

Summer Camp Grants

July 13, 2020

Remember how much fun you had at summer camp as a kid? We’re excited to bring that joyful experience to young people this summer and are partnering with some of the very best nonprofits in our footprint to provide almost $100,000 in Summer Camp Scholarships. Our camp partners offer a variety of in-person and virtual …

$400,000 in OceanFirst Scholarships Available – Apply Today!

June 15, 2020

Fantastic news for students in our footprint! We’re building upon our tradition of supporting higher education and youth development and bringing back the OceanFirst Scholarship Program. We’ve partnered with Atlantic Cape Community College, Brookdale Community College, Georgian Court University, Monmouth University, Ocean County College, Rowan College of South Jersey – Cumberland Campus, Rowan University and …

40 Nonprofits Recognized for Acts of Kindness

May 18, 2020

Together with our friends at the Grunin Foundation and Townsquare Media, we’re delighted to announce the 40 extraordinary nonprofits selected to receive special recognition through the Acts of Kindness Program. More than 100 nominations were received and these special nonprofits, along with their volunteer and staff heroes, rose to the top. For their Acts of Kindness, …

Important Coronavirus Information

March 16, 2020

First, a huge THANK YOU to all the nonprofits, medical workers, emergency responders, educators, community caretakers, volunteers, and generous neighbors helping to take care of one another under these difficult circumstances – you are our heroes! As Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact our communities, we want to express our heartfelt concern to all who are …

Volunteer First Responder Grants Available – Apply Today!

January 7, 2020

Every day is a good day to salute and thank the volunteer fire and first aid responders who care for the sick and injured and protect and save the lives and property of others. That’s why we’re pleased to announce the Volunteer Fire and First Aid Squad Grant Program is back in 2020 for squads …

Making Waves This Holiday Season

December 9, 2019

What does OceanFirst’s volunteer team extraordinaire – the WaveMakers – like to do for fun? Well that’s simple. They love to give back. Forget October, they’re all about SOCK-tober! In just one month, they collected 3,500+ pairs of socks for our charity partners. They followed that up by donating all the trimmings needed to feed …

Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II, Memorial Fund Will Have a New HERO Soon!

October 10, 2019

Everybody needs a HERO and soon a special four-legged friend will be on its way to help a wounded Veteran in need of a service dog. Earlier this spring, our partners at the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II, Memorial Fund presented OceanFirst with a special honor – the naming of a service dog – in …

Home Runs for Heroes Scores Big

October 10, 2019

Home Runs for Heroes was a big hit in 2019 with $38,000 in donations scored for charities that help Veterans and local members of the United States Armed Forces. This incredible partnership with the Lakewood BlueClaws,  a minor league team of the Philadelphia Phillies, and Townsquare Media has awarded $376,000 over eleven seasons. Home Runs …