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2022 OXFORD COUNTY WARDEN’S CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

Warden Larry Martin invites you to support the Warden’s Charity Golf Tournament in support of Oxford Community Foundation (OCF.) 

Registration now open: Golf Registration

Our local charities play a vital role in our community. They make our lives better.  Oxford Community Foundation supports so many of these grassroots organizations with grants.  Let’s dig deep to support this worthwhile event.” Warden Martin comments.

We would like to thank the Warden for supporting OCF and for helping us raise awareness and funds through this fun event.

To find out how you can be a sponsor, please contact the Golf Committee:
info@oxfordcommunityfoundation.org or 226-667-6404.

Golf Committee members are Rosaline Bruyns, Brian Hadley, Don Hilborn and John MacDonald.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

With great pleasure for the first time in two years Oxford Community Foundation (OCF) hosted an in-person annual meeting.  On June 8th sixty generous donors, community partners, municipal leaders and guests came together to share in the stories of the $211,043 in grants disbursed by OCF in 2021 to 40 charities supporting Oxford County.  

Louise Wardrop, Executive Director of OCF, shared “I would love to say the legacy funds and the grants they generate aren’t needed, but they are.  Last year, grant requests in Oxford County far outweighed the funds available.”  Louise added, “OCF is grateful to be working with generous donors and community partners.  Together, we are helping to address difficult and complex problems and helping to make opportunities available for more people.”

During the dynamic event, guest speakers shared stories of the impacts that the grants are making. Tina Diamond from Children’s Aid Society of Oxford spoke about how the grants supported children in care with the purchase of 34 chromebooks and by awarding six bursaries to support post secondary school education. Janine Jones from Food Forward Oxford program spoke about how the OCF grant helped to reduce the impacts of food insecurity, how it has helped to move more food out of organic waste and into the hands of those who need it.  Ken Westcar from Oxford County Trails Council spoke about how OCF grants helped to promote healthy outdoor living by supporting various trail projects including the construction of a bridge, the installation of benches and the improvements of parking lots.  Jenn Olcsvary from Tillsonburg Multi Service Centre spoke about how the OCF grant supported volunteer development which is crucial for their food delivery and other programs.  The night was topped off with performances by four talented youth from K2K Productions who entertained attendees with pieces from their latest Sound of Music production. 

George Kloser, one attendee shared, “This was the best local event I’ve ever attended.  It was informative, interesting and fun.  The young performers were so professional.” 

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