Meet OceanFirst’s WaveMaker of the Month – Jeffrey J. Muller

February 1, 2021

We’re pleased to highlight our OceanFirst Bank colleagues who are making a difference with the Foundation’s nonprofit partners – we call them the “WaveMakers” and they’re extraordinary leaders and volunteers.

What was the last thing that made you laugh?  

An episode of Friends, the one where Ross gets a spray tan.

Are you a morning person or a night owl? 

Night owl.

What has been your favorite volunteer activity – and why?  

I am involved with The Hope Center, a not-for-profit in Toms River that runs a food pantry, provides rental and utility assistance as well as being a liaison with federal and local social services. I enjoy both the administrative and client services side of work that I do for The Hope Center. At the end of December, The Hope Center coordinates an event called “Star Light, Star Bright”. During this event, The Hope Center provides clients an opportunity to pick out clothing, toys and gifts for their families. This year the OceanFirst Accounting department supported “Star Light, Star Bright” by donating toys and clothes. This was a rewarding opportunity to connect The Hope Center and the OceanFirst Accounting departing to give back to the community. This event helps many to experience the joy of the holiday season.

What has volunteering taught you?   

Volunteering has taught me compassion and respect for others. I have also learned the importance of giving back to the community.   

Are you a traveler or a homebody? 

I am a traveler, which is difficult in the world of COVID.  I love family vacations especially Disney and cruising.

What Disney character are you most like?

I do own a few Donald Duck shirts!

If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life what would it be?

Sushi is my favorite food, but I don’t think I could eat it every day, so I’ll choose pizza.


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