August 8, 2022
On Thursday, October 6th, OceanFirst Bank will close all branch locations and offices at 12pm for its CommunityFirst Day, a company-wide initiative to help nonprofits that focus on providing housing, alleviating food insecurity, supporting the military, protecting the environment, aiding our future generations, building inclusive communities, and fostering economic empowerment throughout the Bank’s footprint.
“CommunityFirst Day is a great opportunity for our employees to come together and demonstrate to our communities just how important they are to us and how important OceanFirst can be in helping those in need in the communities we serve,” said Christopher D. Maher, Chairman & CEO of OceanFirst Bank. “Additionally, with more than 900 employees participating in CommunityFirst Day we reinforce our more than 120 year tradition and commitment to assisting our neighbors.”
This year, more than 900 OceanFirst Bank employees, or WaveMakers, will volunteer over 3,600 hours. These service projects will be organized in partnership with OceanFirst Foundation, whose mission is to empower nonprofits to think bigger, solve more problems, and make life better in the neighborhoods served by OceanFirst Bank.
Nonprofits seeking WaveMaker assistance can email Julie Bellezza of OceanFirst Foundation at jbellezza at oceanfirstfdn dot org for an application. All applications must be submitted no later than 8/22.
OceanFirst Bank N.A., founded in 1902, is a $12.4 billion regional bank providing financial services throughout New Jersey and in the major metropolitan markets of Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Boston. OceanFirst Bank delivers commercial and residential financing solutions, trust and asset management and deposit services and is one of the largest and oldest community-based financial institutions headquartered in New Jersey.