Ways of Giving

Tree in the Fall

The Ocean County College Foundation is a private, non-profit, tax-exempt organization and receives charitable gifts in the form of checks, cash, pledges, stocks, and securities. In addition to gifts made today, donors may also want to consider long-term financial plans. The Foundation can be gifted through a will or living-trust and can be named as beneficiary of life insurance policies. (A gift with retained income for the donor or others is another option.) The Foundation also accepts useable equipment, artwork and property, subject to the College Board of Trustees' approval.

This year, the Foundation’s Annual Fund Drive has been designated as the Dollars for Scholars Campaign to help meet the increasing financial needs of OCC students. Donations from alumni, faculty, staff, members of the community and businesses provide support to ensure that the citizens of Ocean County have the opportunity to earn a college education.

The Ocean County College Foundation offers numerous opportunities for donors to designate their contributions. It is most appropriate for donors to establish their own guidelines and designate where their contribution is to be applied. The following opportunities are merely suggestions:

  • Establish an endowed scholarship ($20,000.00 minimum) whereby the scholarship is awarded annually from the investment earnings;
  • Designate a gift to unrestricted funds whereby the Ocean County College Foundation Board of Trustees will select the scholarship or project most in need of financial support;
  • Contribute to an individual academic scholarship;
  • Establish funding for or contribute to a donor identified special campus project or need.

It is important for the donors to know that every assistance will be given to ensure the donors' contribution is designated as they requested. For more information, please contact Sherri A Bray, Special Events/Development Specialist, at 732.255.0492.