Vincent "Vic" T. Hirsch
Vincent T. Hirsch, known as “Vic” to his friends, was born and raised in New Jersey. He was awarded a purple heart during his service in World War II. Following the War he went to work for The Prudential Insurance Company of America. Vic became the first agent in the State of New Jersey to qualify for The Million Dollar Round Table, which is the highest achievement in the insurance industry. Vic was asked to expand Prudential’s operations into Monmouth and Ocean County in 1957. Vic opened four offices operating under “Vincent T. Hirsch and Associates” with locations in Asbury Park, Middletown, Lakewood and Toms River. The Monmouth and Ocean County offices were the first Prudential branch offices to open outside of Newark and the first offices in Central-Southern New Jersey. In 1973, Vincent T. Hirsch stepped down as manager of the Prudential Monmouth and Ocean offices and together with his son, Vincent J. Hirsch, they formed Vincent Hirsch Financial Services.
Despite his success in business, Vincent T. Hirsch is best remembered for his extensive work with charitable community organizations. Vic’s charitable work included his efforts as one of the original founders of the American Cancer Society’s Monmouth County Unit in the early 1950s. He continued as an active member of the American Cancer Society from the 1950’s-1980’s holding the offices of Fund Raising Chairman and Chairman of the Board. Vincent T. Hirsch was President of the United Way, a member of the Boys Club Advisory Board and served on the Board of Governors at Jersey Shore Medical Center. Vic also volunteered his time to coach the St Rose High School Varsity Boys Basketball Team from 1945-1951 and his team won the State Championship in 1949.