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June 30, 2017

Scholarship Celebration A Huge Success At Ocean County College

The Ocean County College Foundation netted over $202,000 at its 2017 Annual Scholarship Celebration on Friday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. on the Ocean County College Main Campus in Toms River.  Mr. & Mrs. Dan D’Onofrio and The D’Onofrio Foundation received the prestigious Humanitarian of the Year award. Proceeds benefit the mission of the Ocean County College Foundation.

The evening’s major sponsor was Investors Bank.  “Sincere appreciation is expressed to Investors Bank, and the many generous sponsors and supporters who allow us to continue to enrich the lives of our students,” said Heather Barberi, Executive Director of the OCC Foundation.  “We are truly thankful for the outpouring of business and community support for our students.”

Nearly 300 guests were treated to a gourmet buffet, live entertainment by Kindred Spirit, and a silent auction. The evening’s host was Kenneth J. Malagiere (Narcissus Florals).  The event committee was co-chaired by DJ D’Onofrio and Margaux D’Onofrio.

The D’Onofrios are true philanthropists and established their own private foundation that provides financial assistance to local and national charities.  Some of their charitable undertakings include local student scholarships, St. Joseph’s Church, Community Medical Center, and Ocean County food banks.

The Ocean County College Foundation is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to the growth and development of the College through scholarships, endowments, and capital and special projects. For more information on scholarships, please visit