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News & Events
April 10, 2018
$3.75 Million Grant To Benefit Health Sciences At Ocean County College
Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation Benefactors of Education and Health Care
TOMS RIVER, NJ – The Ocean County College Foundation recently accepted a $3.75 million grant from The Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation, Inc. The donation will be used to support the College’s health sciences programs.
“The Ocean County College Foundation is honored to have received such a generous gift from The Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation. This endowment will ensure our foundation is able to provide scholarships for our School of Nursing as well as all of our offerings in the health sciences for generations to come,” explained Ken Malagiere, Executive Director of the Ocean County College Foundation. “The training and skills learned from all of the programs this gift will support directly impact the lives of our students pursuing a career in the ever growing field of healthcare.”
According to Malagiere, $2.5 million has been given as an Endowment to grant scholarships to attendees of the College’s health sciences programs. In addition, $1.25 million has been approved for healthcare programs at Ocean County College.
“The new H. Hovnanian Health Sciences Building will help promote the health sciences, allowing Ocean County College to expand its program offerings to include not only nursing but the allied health curricula,” explained Dr. Jon H. Larson, OCC President. “The building will ultimately serve as many as 600 to 800 students. We are extremely grateful for this generous donation by The Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation, which will benefit both the College and the community for years to come.”
“This major gift is not only testimony to the H. Hovnanian Foundation’s commitment to healthcare and the sciences, but it is also an example of a commitment to our entire community and recognition of the important role Ocean County College plays in preparing our students to be active participants in the economy and workplace of the future,” added Malagiere.
A Ribbon Cutting for the new H. Hovnanian Health Sciences Building at Ocean County College will take place on May 9.
The mission of The Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation, Inc. is to provide funding for charitable, educational, religious, scientific, literary, or testing for public safety purposes, with a primary focus on providing such funding so as to assist Armenian communities world-wide by gifts, grants, contributions, and program-related investments to 501(c)(3) organizations, foreign Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s), or to governments exclusively for charitable purposes, or so as to assist charitable or educational organizations located in Ocean or Monmouth County, New Jersey, whose primary activities include provision of health care or education and training in real estate development.
The Ocean County College Foundation, a private non-profit organization, is dedicated to the growth and development of Ocean County College through scholarships, endowments, and capital and special projects. Originally established to provide scholarships to students attending Ocean County College, the Ocean County College 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 its students and to prepare them to assume their roles in 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.