Heather Barberi / The Grunin Foundation
Distinguished Service Award
Heather Barberi is currently the Executive Director of the Grunin Foundation – a private family philanthropic foundation whose mission is to improve the quality of life for all members of our community by using philanthropy to drive economic excellence at the Central Jersey Shore. Since 2013, the Foundation has been thoughtfully investing in the arts, education, health care and nonprofit capacity.
With a background in fundraising, marketing, strategic development, and management, Heather uses her experience to lead innovative projects at the Foundation, such as the Catapult Institute, and partnerships that bring meaningful, transformative change in the community. In addition to her role at the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation, Heather is an active member of the community serving on Boards and committees with organizations such as the Ocean County College Foundation, Community Medical Center Foundation, Ocean County YMCA, Ocean Partnership for Children, Impact 100 Jersey Shore, Monmouth-Ocean Development Council, and the Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce. Heather is a graduate of York College of Pennsylvania, and currently resides in Ocean County, NJ.