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Your investment in Ocean County College makes a difference.

Each and every contribution supports and strengthens Ocean County College’s mission and benefits students both today and in the future.

There are many different ways for alumni, parents, family and friends to support the College:

FOUNDATION

The Ocean County College Foundation, a private non-profit organization celebrates 45 years of outstanding service. The Foundation is dedicated to the growth and development of the College through scholarships, endowments, and capital and special projects.

Originally established to provide scholarships to students attending Ocean County College, the Foundation has expanded its outreach to partner with community leaders in business, industry, education and government to reach a common goal to provide quality, affordable education to our students and to prepare them to assume their roles in our society.

The accomplishments of the Ocean County College Foundation are a tribute to an unwavering belief in its mission by all who have participated to provide academic excellence that is accessible to all Ocean County residents.

Contact Us

Please contact the Ocean County College Foundation at 732.255.0492 to request more information on these giving opportunities.

HERITAGE SOCIETY

In 1964, Ocean County College set its sights on providing superior learning opportunities for all residents of Ocean County. OCC continues to serve the community’s educational needs while building on the tradition of educational excellence.

Armed with a vision of a “new” OCC and spurred-on by a dedication to be responsive to the needs of the ever-changing community, the challenge for the future is to provide students and community members with the best learning and enrichment opportunities, the best community service, and the best academic preparation possible.

OCC is an institution that uses its resources carefully and prudently, yet also plans for growth and development so we are ready to meet the ever-evolving needs of the community.

You can help us achieve this goal by including the OCC Foundation in your overall financial and estate plan. A planned gift can have immediate benefits for you and can help the Foundation prepare tomorrow’s students for the world.

What are the Benefits to You?

  • You get the satisfaction of supporting a top-rated public community college and its mission of providing a first-class, affordable education to students from all walks of life.
  • Your gift to the Ocean County College Foundation can allow you to hold an interest in that gift for your lifetime or for a specified term of years. After that time, the funds become available to the College. For example, you can set up a charitable trust, which allows you to receive income from that trust for a specified period or for life. You can donate your home to the Foundation while retaining the right to live in it for life.
  • You may get several tax advantages, including charitable deductions for income, gift, and estate taxes. In many cases, you may also avoid a capital gains tax. Please consult your tax advisor to determine what tax deductions may apply to you.

Planned Giving Options

Student Scholarships

The mission of the Ocean County College Foundation is dedicated to the growth and development of the College through scholarships, endowments and special projects.

The Foundation has also expanded its outreach to form partnerships with community leaders in business, industry, education, and government to reach a common goal – to provide quality, affordable education to our students and to prepare them to assume their roles in these and other areas of our society.

If you are interested in giving a gift of a scholarship for an OCC student please contact the Ocean County College Foundation, 732.255.0492.

Additional Options

  • Capital Projects
  • Fine Arts
  • Academy of Lifelong Learning
  • Athletics

Contact Us

Please contact the Ocean County College Foundation at 732.255.0492 to request more information on these giving opportunities.

SAILING PROGRAM ENDOWMENT FUND

Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, our winning Intercollegiate Sailing Program is on its way to success. Your support will insure that our waterfront initiatives continue to flourish for years to come.

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Contact Us

For more information about the Sailing Program at Ocean County College:

Roy J Wilkins, Sailing Program Manager

Phone: 732.255.0348

Email: occsailing@yahoo.com

GIFTS OF CASH

A gift of cash is often the easiest way for many people to contribute to the Ocean County College Foundation.  You can make a cash gift using currency, a check, money order, bank draft or credit card.  Gifts of cash are deductible in a given tax year up to 50% of a donor’s gross adjusted income, and an excess over that may be carried forward over five years.

You can mail your gift to:

Ocean County College Foundation
College Drive, P.O. Box 2001
Toms River, N.J. 08754-2001

If you have any questions regarding your gift, please contact the Ocean County College Foundation at 732.255.0492.

Thank you for your support!

All gifts receive a written acknowledgement from the Foundation, and most gifts are fully tax deductible.

MULTI-YEAR PLEDGES

You are welcome to make a multi-year pledge in support of Ocean County College.

Simply let us know the amount of your pledge (a minimum of $500.00), the length of your pledge (a maximum of five years) and how you prefer to pay the pledge.

Please contact the Ocean County College Foundation at 732.255.0492 to request more information on this giving opportunity.

Thank you for your support!

All gifts receive a written acknowledgement from the Foundation, and most gifts are fully tax deductible.

GIFTS OF SECURITIES

Gifts of securities include the transfer of stock, bonds, and other securities, especially those that have increased in value.  As with other appreciated property, it is to your advantage to transfer ownership rather than to sell the property first and donate the proceeds to the Ocean County College Foundation.

Gifts of stock and appreciated securities are a great way to make a tax-wise gift to support your College.

Please contact the Ocean County College Foundation at 732.255.0492 to request more information on this giving opportunity.

Thank you for your support!

All gifts receive a written acknowledgement from the Foundation, and most gifts are fully tax deductible.

GIFTS OF REAL ESTATE

Real estate which has appreciated in value can be an excellent vehicle for making a gift, especially if you no longer need or use the property, because you get a two-fold tax benefit while supporting the Ocean County College Foundation.

In some cases a donor may establish a retained life estate to retain the use of a property for a specified period of time. Gifts of real estate must go through an approval process before the gift is finalized.

Please contact the Ocean County College Foundation at 732.255.0492 to request more information on this giving opportunity.

Thank you for your support!

All gifts receive a written acknowledgement from the Foundation, and most gifts are fully tax deductible.

President’s Report

“Ocean County College is rapidly becoming one of the finest community colleges in the nation. Every day on our campus, the anticipation and excitement from faculty, staff, students, and the community is palpable.”
~ Jon Larson, President

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

17th Annual Golf Outing
Tuesday, October 9
Pine Barrens Golf Club
Jackson, NJ

For more information please contact: Sherri A. Bray, Manager, Special Events and Development at 732.255.0492.