First Night supports various local charities. These include scholarships for Ocean City High school students, the After Prom Committee that safeguards youngsters following the senior prom, the Ronald J. Moretti Foundation, the Hero Foundation
that promotes the designated drivers' program and Waves of Caring that provides toys and clothes for needy children during the holidays. Thanks to the support of sponsors and volunteers, all extra funds raised by First Night Ocean City New Jersey are either donated to these worthy causes or re-invested to provide expanded entertainment for the next gala.

Ocean City First Night Board of Directors

  • Mr. Scott Halliday - President
    Halliday-Leonard Custom Builders
  • Mr. William J. McMahon - Treasurer
    The McMahon agency
  • Mrs. Myra Meis Corcoran - Sect.
    By Invitation Only
  • Michael Allegretto
    City of Ocean City
  • Mr. Steven E. Brady
    Ocean City Home Bank
  • Mr. C. Gus Bruno
  • Mr. Michael Dattilo
    City of Ocean City
  • Mr. Jay A. Gillian
    Gillian's Wonderland Pier
First Night Committee 2017
  • Jay A.Gillian
  • Michele B. Gillian
  • Jean Jacobson
  • Michael Allegretto
  • Paula Bender
  • Bob Blevin
  • Melissa Carr
  • Tricia Ciliberto
  • Ken Cooper
  • Michael Dattilo
  • Walt Hohman
  • Sally Huff
  • John Kavchok, III
  • Karen Mahar
  • Fred Miller
  • Maribeth Neall
  • Maura M. Primus
  • Rose Savastano
  • Mark Soifer
  • Ed Wood

A piece of history...
During the course of Ocean City First Night, these are the buttons that represented this special occasion over the years.
1994, 1995, 1996 1997,1998,1999
2000 2001
2002 2003
2004 2005
2006 2008
2009 2010
2011 2012
2013 2014
2015 2016
First Night Angel Fund
The First Night 2017 Committee is dedicated to the tradition of lending a hand to families who could not otherwise afford to attend First Night. We hope to continue this tradition by raising funds for this worthy cause. If you would like to help a family attend First Night call 609-525-9300. Sponsorship begins at $15.

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