As of July 1, 2016, United Way of Monmouth County and United Way of Ocean County merged to form United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. As a unified entity, we are poised to combine our individual strengths and best practices to better serve the residents of both counties. There is great enthusiasm among our staff and Board members as we come together, and we're excited to begin this new chapter in our organization's history. To learn more about the recent merger, view the press release here.

At United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, we're planting the seeds for success through our initiatives and partnerships that focus on making a positive impact for our residents. Starting with our early grade reading partnerships, we inspire young minds to embrace the love of reading while fostering literacy that builds the foundation for success. Through health education, we help keep area youth safe and aware of high-risk behaviors that can lead them down the wrong path. We also promote opportunities for high school teens that help them successfully transition to college or careers. We facilitate the steps to economic stability with an array or resources under one roof at our Financial Success Center.

All of these efforts would not be possible without the commitment of our Board, donors, and volunteers, and we thank you immensly for your support.

Thank you for helping us LIVE UNITED! 

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Timothy C. Hearne
President & CEO


Timothy C. Hearne
Serving as President and CEO of United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, Timothy Hearne is currently the Treasurer and a Board member for the United Ways of New Jersey and NJ 2-1-1 Partnership. He is Chair of the Monmouth County Human Services Advisory Council and Treasurer of the Monmouth County COAD.

He joined the NJ Natural Gas Co. in 1985, and he culminated a 21-year career there as Senior Vice President and Treasurer. Hearne oversaw all internal and external financial reports for NJ Resources Corporation, the parent company of NJNG, and he represented the company before the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and the New Jersey Infrastructure Advisory Committee on security-related matters. He was also responsible for governmental affairs, human resources, regulatory affairs, and all short- and long-term financing of NJNG.

Hearne is the past President of the Brookdale Community College Foundation and has served as the Chairman of the Jersey Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross. He also served on the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee for CentraState Health Care System and is a former board member of the NJ Utility Association.

Hearne received his BS in Accounting from The College of NJ and his MBA in Finance from Rutgers Graduate School of Management. Residing in Holmdel, he is a certified public accountant (inactive) in the State of NJ.