Board of Directors 2017


Pat SmithThe Late Pat Smith, Honorary Chair

Pat was a visionary and mentor to many, who, along with several like-minded individuals, spearheaded the creation of the Oxford Community Foundation and became the first Chair of the foundation in 2004.  Her spirit and tenacity lives on with the foundation, and each grant made honours her legacy in Oxford County.

Pat’s husband, Barry Smith, fondly recalls Pat’s amazement when an individual drove all the way from Toronto to accept a grant for $75 in the early days of the foundation.  Since then, OCF has grown to grant tens of thousands of dollars annually, and Barry is sure that Pat would be thrilled with the positive impact that OCF has had on the community.

Don Woolcott
, Board Chair

Richard Fanning, Board Treasurer

Liz Lessif, Vice Chair

Bill Mackesy, Director

David Truscott, Director

Steve Robb, Director

Don Ross, Director

Kelly Gilson, Ex-Officio
United Way of Oxford


Louise Wardrop
, Executive Director

Samantha King, Administrative Assistant