Highlighting causes that have received funding and the results of their hard work. Read about our grant recipients below!
The Point Pleasant Beach High School class of 2021 suffered through the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, which also impacted PTO fundraising. To help ensure that graduation for these seniors was a night to remember, we helped fund Project Graduation.
We helped fund the Point Pleasant Beach Senior Committee (the "Golden Gulls"), which was newly launched in 2021 to ensure the roughly 1/3 of Point Beach residents who are 65 or older have a voice. Planned activities include meet and greets, local restaurant nights, Zoom exercise classes, wellness calls, game nights, guest seminars, and more.
We funded the Point Pleasant Beach Beautification Committee to replace all the barrel planters downtown with new, higher quality, more attractive, and easier to maintain planters.
To help promote empty storefronts and beautify them in the process, we funded the Point Beach Arts Committee to create vinyl clings with artwork and rental information to install on buildings that are currently empty.
We donated some restaurant gift cards to support the Point Pleasant Beach PTO Dining Out Raffle fundraiser.
We partnered with the Point Pleasant Beach Shade Tree Commission to fund the "Nominate Your Block" program to help transform one relatively barren block into a flourishing treescape.
We're proud to support the G. Harold Antrim Elementary School PTO by being a Platinum Sponsor for the 2020 Holiday Cooks Tour.
We helped fund the new banners for downtown Point Pleasant Beach that both add vibrancy to the downtown as well as showcase great moments from Point Beach's historic past.
Ocean Fire Company No 1 is one of two fire companies serving all the residents, businesses, and visitors to Point Pleasant Beach. OFC is dependent on fundraising, but this fundraising was heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We provided a grant to help mitigate this shortfall.
Our matching funds helped make Point Beach a more cycle-friendly town by providing adequate, safe spaces for riders to lock and leave their bicycles. The design chosen reflects the town’s seaside environment with a nod to our school mascot which helps foster a sense of place in our community.
We provided matching funds to the Point Beach Arts Committee for the mural "The Butterfly Effect", a work of art in downtown Point Pleasant Beach consisting of painted butterflies and metal sculptures of butterfly silhouettes. Isabella Carannante designed the mural, painted by Jill Hawthorne of Jill Da Brush, with Metal Elementz creating the sculptures.
To honor the Point Pleasant Beach High School Class of 2020 we helped fund banners of all the graduating seniors. These banners were then prominently displayed downtown.
There was a critical need to update the equipment and supplies used during Point Pleasant Beach’s annual summer camp, held in Pleasure Park for children grades K-8. We provided funds to purchase items to provide both a safe environment and a fun experience for the campers.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Point Pleasant Beach High School Fisher Scholarship. Each winner demonstrated academic excellence while overcoming adversity and was awarded a $5,000 scholarship.
We've partnered with the Point Beach Shade Tree Commission to offer a limited number of free street trees to Point Pleasant Beach property owners.
We funded the Point Pleasant Beach Beautification Committee to refurbish the sign welcoming visitors driving north from Bay Head.
We funded the Point Pleasant Beach Beautification Committee to refurbish the sign for the Lake of the Lillies Bird Sanctuary.
To support the Ocean County healthcare system during the COVID-19 crisis, we provided financial support to the Meridian Health Foundation.
We provided some financial support to St. Mary's by the Sea Episcopal Church to support their Emergency Food program during the COVID-19 crisis.
We helped the Point Pleasant Beach High School PTO purchase a new merchandise trailer. While selling BEACH merchandise is one of the PTO's most successful fundraisers, the previous trailer had safety concerns, structural issues, water damage, and was unable to travel to community events. The new trailer addresses all of these concerns.
Scholarships will be awarded each year to one or more graduating Point Pleasant Beach High School seniors who have achieved academic excellence while overcoming adversity.
We're proud to sponsor the Point Beach Arts Committee 2020 Gala.
We provided matching funds to the Point Pleasant Beach Public Education Foundation to purchase and install a modern projection system in the Point Pleasant Beach High School gym.
The Gottlieb building, built in 1906, has been saved and restoration plans are under development.