Everything You Should Know About The Friends of IBSP!
The Friends of Island Beach State Park (Friends of IBSP) is a non-profit volunteer organization formed to enhance interpretive, educational, recreational & research programs, and events at Island Beach State Park. Our mission is to further public appreciation and stewardship of the park.
Our members come from a wide range of backgrounds and occupations but have in common a variety of interests in this beautiful State Park. The Friends of Island Beach State Park, Inc. is a non-profit tax exempt corporation as defined by the United States Internal Revenue Code 501-C-3 and was officially incorporated in 1996.
Our primary objectives include:
- To raise and receive funds or property to assist in the enhancement of the nature habitat, buildings, and properties of Island Beach State Park.
- To encourage protection of the barrier island ecosystem.
- To support activities, educational & special events, and programs that further public appreciation, participation, and stewardship of the park.
- To encourage support for park programs through volunteer participation, fund raising, and dissemination of information.
2024 Board Members
The following individuals have graciously donated their time and skills to be a part of the Friends of Island Beach State Park Board for 2024:
- President: Charles Homoki
- Vice President: Rick McDaniel
- Treasurer: Rosemary Hall
- Recording Secretary: Wendy Goodman
- Corresponding Secretary: Gerry Finnegan
- Membership Secretary: Laura Lange
- Trustee: William Gwyer
- Trustee (Surf Program Committee): Ray Hallgreen
- Trustee (Surf Program Committee): Josh Starner
- Trusteee (Gate Donations Chairperson): Daphne LaFountain
- Trustee (Tech Committee): Carol Kondrach
- Trustee (Tech Committee): Sandy Bonagura
- Trustee (Tech Committee): Keiran McGarry
- Trustee (Trails Day Coordinator): Kevin Tumpey
- Trustee: Paul Lang
- Trustee: (Social Media Chairperson) Katie Marra
- Trustee: (Development Chairperson) James Ballot
- Trustee: Gloria Tait
- Trustee: Walter Orlovsky
- Volunteer Coordinator - Stevie Thorsen