Our fundholder Anne-Marie Cockburn, who lost her daughter two years ago to an accidental ecstasy overdose, has joined other bereaved families to petition Number 10 for the legalisation and regulation of psychoactive substances.
New research published by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has shown that two-thirds of wealthy clients surveyed would like more support from their trusted advisors, especially when it comes to understanding social causes – but that they expect this advice to be free or low cost.
OCF has provided a home for the Eynsham Museum Fund, which aims to nurture the pride of the community for its roots and provide an inspiration for future generations. Using OCF for the fund means the villagers are following a recent recommendation by the Charity Commission about alternatives to creating a new charity.
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.
Oxfordshire Community Foundation is now seeking a strong, strategic thinker to lead the board and influence other major players, as current Chair Anna Moon plans to retire in 2016 after many years of outstanding service.
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.
The preferred investment manager for UK community foundations, CCLA, have been recognised for their ethical credentials, beating Henderson Global Investors and Newton Investment Management to win a Charity Times Better Society Award.
OCF’s Chair Anna Moon has paid tribute to three trustees who are leaving the Board – Colin Alexander, Nigel Williams and Ian Lenagan.