Monmouth Park Charity Fund

oceanport, nj

double your holiday donation

During this holiday season make your charitable donation to the Monmouth Park Charity Fund and New Jersey Natural Gas will match every donation, dollar for dollar, up to $15,000!

Double Your Holiday Donation

Holiday Donations double

As you enjoy this season of celebration and gratitude with family and friends, you can also brighten the holidays for others who may not be as fortunate. Every donation made to the Monmouth Park Charity Fund will be matched by New Jersey Natural Gas, up to $15,000.

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Why impact one, when your single gift can impact over fifty local organizations?
With so many worthwhile charities to give to, isn't it great to know that by making one donation to the MPCF, you reach over 50 local charities! Each dollar raised is put to work through every critical line of service: youth development, family resources, mental health & addiction services, suicide prevention, medical clinics and health care, food pantries & community gardens, services to the disabled, educational programs, camp and recreation, domestic violence prevention, programs for seniors, housing, homelessness prevention and more.

Give your donation as a gift this holiday season
If you’d like, you can designate your gift in honor of someone, or as a holiday gift to someone.  We will send them a card of thanks that a donation has been made by you in their name. Give a gift that really has meaning.

Giving is easy
Just use PayPal, credit card or send a check to:
Monmouth Park Charity Fund
175 Oceanport Ave
Oceanport, NJ 07757

Board of Trustees

Executive Committee

  • Maureen Lloyd, President
  • Barry Shapiro, Vice President
  • Nona Balaban, Secretary
  • Nancy Mazza, Treasurer
  • Debi Heptig, Director of Operations

Board Members

  • Karen Conway
  • Hope Corcoran
  • Warren Diamond
  • Jennifer Diehl
  • Joanne Di Napoli
  • Tom Donovan
  • Thomas Hayes
  • Sandy Mullaney
  • Anita Roselle
  • Maria Tanzola
  • Marion Wilhalme
  • Ross Zimmerman

About Us

In 1946 a group led by the late Amory L. Haskell of Middletown, began a restoration of Monmouth Park Racetrack, which had been abandoned for 50 years. Under the new leadership of then President Haskell, Philip H. Iselin, Reeve Schley, Joseph M. Roebling, Townsend B. Martin, John MacDonald and James Cox Brady, the Monmouth Park Jockey Club was born. Iselin became chairman of the construction committee and was named treasurer of the Monmouth Park Jockey Club. In later years, after the death of Haskell, he would take over as president of the track.

In an effort the show their gratitude to the residents of Monmouth County for their assistance in making the dream of a revitalized racetrack a reality, Mr. Haskell, and his partner Philip H. Iselin, assembled a committee of 15 area women to plan a Charity Ball and Carnival to be held at Monmouth Park. It was decided that the money raised from this first Charity Ball in 1947 would be given back to the community by way of support for local charitable endeavors, a tradition that is honored by The Monmouth Park Charity Fund to this day.

Betty Iselin, wife of Philip, became the first president of the Charity Ball Committee, an office she held for 50 years. Mr. Haskell’s daughters, the late Anne Haskell Ellis of Middletown and Hope Haskell Jones of Rumson, were a vital part of the fund-raising committee for more than 30 years; in fact, Hope Haskell Jones continues to be an active member of the Monmouth Park Charity Fund.

For many years, the inspired committee worked with the support and cooperation of the Monmouth Park Racetrack administration, and enjoyed the many courtesies available to them. The New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority purchased Monmouth Park in 1986 and continued to graciously support the activities of the Fund. Today Monmouth Park Racetrack is managed by the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association (NJTHA) and this organization continues the tradition of supporting our work.

Since 1946, more than 100 service organizations have been recipients of contributions from the Monmouth Park Charity Fund. To date, the Fund has distributed over $9,400,000 to nonprofit agencies and health-care facilities that provide services to residents in Monmouth County.

The mission of the Monmouth Park Charity Fund is to raise and distribute funds to non-profit agencies in Monmouth County that provide services related to health, those at risk in the community, and those in need of special services. We could not be successful in our work if not for the commitment of remarkable volunteers who have donated time and effort for decades. All fundraising events rely on their enthusiasm.

The support of the community, for which we are grateful, has helped to make our success possible.


Mailing address:
Monmouth Park Charity Fund
175 Oceanport Avenue
Oceanport, NJ 07757

Our latest tax return
2016 Form 990