OCF recognises that many local businesses want to behave responsibly, but aren’t sure where to start or whether their initiatives are effective. To come up with a solution that will help companies do more for their community, we’re running a series of focus groups.
Local solicitors, accountants and financial advisors are invited to a professional advisor briefing on efficient alternatives to private trusts and charities, on Thursday 2nd July. The briefing will include nibbles and drinks and the chance to chat informally with us about how we can help give excellent philanthropy advice.
A group of enthusiastic school children took part in an interactive workshop with author-illustrator Emily Gravett as part of the annual Maggie’s Day event at The Story Museum on Thursday. The day is a chance for Maggie Evans’ family and friends to remember her and to celebrate her love of books and stories.
After the great success of last year’s debate, OCF will hold another event at the Oxford Union on Tuesday 10th November, where we will explore why people spend more on beauty and the pursuit of perfection than on philanthropy.
Our Chair Anna Moon and Chief Executive Jayne Woodley were delighted to attend the swearing-in ceremony for the new High Sheriff of Oxfordshire Tom Birch Reynardson last night at Oxford Crown Court, where he announced a further collaboration with the community foundation.
OCF has awarded a large grant to Trax, an Oxford-based charity that provides training opportunities and counselling to disadvantaged and disengaged young people. The group, which specialises in bike refurbishment, is using the grant to create a social enterprise model that will allow them to be self-sufficient.
Oxfordshire Community Foundation is delighted and very proud to see dedicated Chair Anna Moon win the prestigious High Sheriff’s Award for Contributions to Community Life.
Community leaders from across Oxford have held a service uniting people from different faith traditions and none, led by OCF supporter Imam Monowar Hussain DL, whose named fund with the community foundation aims to build links across different groups.
Twenty local companies will be taking part in a charity choir this Thursday in support of Oxfordshire Community Foundation and other local charities. The firms are participating in the High Sheriff’s Challenge – an initiative of this year’s High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, Tony Stratton.
Meech International was one of 18 companies that volunteered a team of five competitors for ‘The Olympic Challenge’, a specially organised sports day on 17 July to raise charitable funds for the Oxfordshire High Sheriff’s Challenge.