2023 Community Service Award

Community Hope Fund

The Greater Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce is excited to honor Ocean Township-based charity Community Hope Fund with the 2023 Community Service Award.  

Since 2009, Community Hope Fund has been supporting youth development and assisting with charitable needs for the Township of Ocean and surrounding communities. With a small but mighty 12-person Board of Directors, who work together like a well-oiled machine, CHF has been a constant source of support making life better for our community and neighbors who are struggling financially. Leading this well-oiled machine is Community Hope Foundation’s President, and Ocean Township lifetime resident, Denise Parlamas.  Serving twelve years as President of CHF, Denise has also served as a member of the Board of Education for 20 years!