The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, located on the campus of Ocean County College, is a performing arts center dedicated to providing art and entertainment to Ocean County and the Jersey Shore.

Featuring premiere acts from across the globe, the Grunin Center’s intimate venue allows patrons to experience once-in-a-lifetime performances from venerated artists, hometown musicians, and unique entertainers. Music performances of all genres, theatre, film, and dance make their way to the Grunin Center stage each season.

The Grunin Center is also the home to young performers from various educational performing arts organizations, including Ocean County College students from the performing arts and fine arts programs, and the Ocean County and NJ State Teen Arts Festivals. Our Art Gallery highlights local artists by displaying several collections throughout the year. Additionally, the Garden State Philharmonic is the Orchestra-in-Residence.

Local Donors Jay and Linda Grunin Benefactors of the Arts in Ocean County

During Ocean County College’s 47th Annual Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 22, 2014, Jeremy Grunin, current President of the Jay & Linda Grunin Foundation, announced a $5.75 million donation to Ocean County College.  The donation will establish the Jay & Linda Grunin Center for the Arts on the College’s Main Campus in Toms River.

The Grunin Foundation

The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation is a private family philanthropic fund based in Toms River, NJ. Their aim is to make Toms River the regional template for quality of life and strong economic health through root-cause focused investment in health care, education and the arts.

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