Why Give

Fully funded, AN AMERICAN TREASURE campaign will significantly invest in the most important hallmarks of Ocean Grove. Not only will the campaign preserve the rich heritage of our past, it will advance our mission into the future.

Many have come before us who dared greatly and gave their time, talent and treasure to lay a foundation for Ocean Grove that has withstood natural disasters, economic hardship and cultural change. To answer the question – what will it take for An American Treasure campaign to be successful – it boils down to one thing – giving greatly.

It will take all of us working towards a common goal . . . to Enhance, Extend and Expand this American Treasure we adore. We need your help to ensure that your children and grandchildren will be able to enjoy Ocean Grove for generations to come.

We ask that you review the Giving Chart and prayerfully consider at what level you might support the campaign. As you can see, it will take many of us giving gifts at a variety of levels to reach the goal. We also have provided some Creative Giving Strategies. We don’t expect everyone to give the same amount, but to give the largest possible gift you can to support the continuing mission of the OGCMA.

Please contact a member of the Development Department at OGCMA fo to discuss your gift at 732-775-0035 or email us at AmericanTreasure@oceangrove.org

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THE OCEAN GROVE PIER has been an iconic beach front landmark of the OGCMA since 1889. A completed pier will provide a publicly-accessible attraction for all to enjoy. Rebuilding the current pier that is an unsightly blemish on our beach will provide new opportunities for our community and future programs.

Repairing beachfront buildings with necessary upgrades also accomplishes this purpose.

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THE GREAT AUDITORIUM is the grand facility of the Camp Meeting. The north side of the tower is in disrepair that today water leaks into the Auditorium and threatens the organ and pipes,

BISHOP JANES TABERNACLE, the OGCMA’s oldest, continual-use ministry building has suffered progressive damage to its weather-beaten clerestory roof which requires considerable restoration. Throughout its long service, this round-house structure became known as the engine room of the Camp Meeting. Its roof integrity is essential.

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YEAR ROUND PROGRAMING, as we look to the next 150 years we realize that we must adapt our ministry model to ensure sustainability. The costs of maintaining our historic facilities and summer programing continue to rise. Contributions from traditional seasonal programming alone are challenged to keep pace. Proceeds of this campaign will expand our programming to reach more people and realize increased contributions from longer ministry seasons. Ocean Grove has so much to offer that we want to extend programming year-round.

STATE OF THE ART SOUND SYSTEM is critical so worship, music and entertainment programs can be heard clearly and enjoyed by all. The current antiquated equipment, installed over a decade ago, has required an ongoing need for expensive seasonal audio rentals.

GIVING CHART

OTHER CREATIVE GIVING STRATEGIES

CASH FLOW GIFTS. Some may give significantly more by giving smaller amounts at higher frequencies. Weekly, semi-monthly giving allows large gifts to be reached in smaller steps.

DIVERTED FUNDS GIFTS. Diverting funds from entertainment, dining out, dues, subscriptions, gifts, allowances, utilities, transportation, etc. offers lifestyle adjustments allowing increased giving to God’s work.

DELAYED EXPENDITURES. The delaying of purchases allows some to significantly increase giving. Postponing the acquisition of major items such as cars, clothing, trips, houses, etc., allows substantial giving opportunities.

UNIQUE SKILLS INCOME. Some people have marketable hobbies or skills, which enable them to give additionally.

INCOME PRODUCING ASSETS. Interest income, payments from rental properties and monies from other income-producing assets provide a source for increased giving.

TAX SAVINGS. Additional giving to OGCMA also creates additional tax savings. One example is that of a person whose savings enabled the person to give $8,710.

SALES OF ASSETS. Sales of major assets, such as a house, car, land, business, etc. provide available income for giving.

SALES OF ASSETS. Sales of major assets, such as a house, car, land, business, etc. provide available income for giving.

INCOME RAISES/BONUSES. Dedicating forthcoming raises and bonuses are creative methods people have used to increase giving.

SAVINGS AND ANNUITIES. Savings for special projects, retirement or that “rainy day’’ offer a resource for increased giving. Often, we realize that our savings may not be needed for our original purpose and are available to be given to the work of God’s kingdom

CORPORATE GIFTS. Significant donations have been made by those who have used their business as a resource for giving. Two brothers donated all of the air conditioning and heating equipment for their church’s project. Another used his business to donate all the steel needed for the construction.

GIFTS IN KIND/ APPRECIABLE ASSETS. Gifts other than cash have significant giving potential. Gifts like stocks, bonds, real estate, cars, collections, jewelry, yachts, etc. provide ample giving opportunities, coupled with significant tax savings as well.

STATE OF THE ART SOUND SYSTEM is critical so worship, music and entertainment programs can be heard clearly and enjoyed by all. The current antiquated equipment, installed over a decade ago, has required an ongoing need for expensive seasonal audio rentals.

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you.  Feel free to call or email for more information, to find out how to give or to volunteer to help.

AmericanTreasure@oceangrove.org

(732) 775-0035

Address

Office -  54 Pitman Ave. Ocean Grove, NJ 07756

Mailing -  P.O. Box 248  Ocean Grove, NJ 07756

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