Philanthropic Fund Report
By: Edithe Fulton
I have been asked to fill the vacancy created by the loss of Joan Longarzo. Joan’s leadership at the helm of the committee allowed OCREA to fund and award scholarships to students aspiring to join our profession.
As we welcome 2019, I’d like to trace the progress that created this fund. During Peggy Keane’s administration, the leadership became aware that 50/50s, considered “games of chance”, must be approved by the state’s Legalized Game Control Commission. The officers created this fund in order to raise money to support scholarships. I am happy to report that the Commission has approved a renewal for the fund through January 2021.
As we hope to build this fund, we also accept memorial donations made in honor of someone you wish to remember. Our members’ ongoing generosity is amazing and much appreciated.
Scholarship applications have been sent to all the public high schools in Ocean County and are available through guidance counselors. The application is also available at OCREA.org. The deadline for submission is April 1st.
At the December luncheon, donations to Ocean of Love totaled $588. The 50/50 raffle awarded three prizes: first was $180, second was $105, and third was $75. We thank the Women of the Wavelet who staffed the 50/50 raffle table and delivered the many door prizes. At the March luncheon we will accept donations for Harbor House, a charity that offers a safe haven for troubled teens.
Until then, stay safe, healthy, and look forward to spotting the first crocus bloom!!!!
Support the OCREA Philanthropic Fund
Support Ocean County’s future educators by donating to the OCREA Philanthropic Fund. Send checks, payable to OCREAPF to:
2017 Baltimore Ave.
Ortley Beach, NJ 08751.
For memorial donations, please include the name and address of the person to receive the acknowledgement.
Thank you for your support.