Heritage Society

Heritage Society - Give the gift of knowledge

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 thebest 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