DonorsEventsNewsOCFMarjorie Glasgow, wearing the uniform of the Lord Lieutenant

The Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, Marjorie Glasgow BEM, has been welcomed as our new President in an online reception where she gave her inaugural speech to donors and supporters of OCF.

OCF is delighted that the Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, Marjorie Glasgow BEM, has taken up the mantle of President, taking over from Sir Tim Stevenson OBE, who has been a wonderful supporter of OCF throughout his 15 years in the role. She was welcomed into the OCF family at an online reception where donors and supporters heard her speak about her Presidency.

Marjorie started her speech by saying:

“I’m delighted to be helping OCF because of what it’s involved in; it’s what I’ve been involved in for 25 years – philanthropy, community and business, seeing it being successful.”

Alongside her role as Lord Lieutenant, Marjorie is the founder and Chief Executive of an Oxfordshire-based clean energy company. In addition to this work, she has taken on voluntary leadership roles in West Oxfordshire, particularly in her local community.

Having such insight into the local charity sector as a fundraiser as well as a supporter, Marjorie has seen first hand the challenges faced by grassroots charities in the county. Marjorie said:

“It’s been exciting since joining as the Lord-Lieutenant to see how many very effective volunteer organisations there are in Oxfordshire. But a common thread is most of them need funding, and I believe that is where OCF can come in and help by effectively helping these groups with the funding they need.”

Sir Tim Stevenson KCVO OBE was given a rousing thanks in recognition of his 15 years as President of OCF by Chair of Trustees, Ian Busby. Ian said:

“Great thanks for 15 years of presidency to Oxfordshire Community Foundation and your contribution to our work and success during that period.”

It was followed with a video montage capturing the highlights of Tim’s tenure at OCF.

We also said goodbye to Annette Ahern, Deputy CEO, who is retiring after 10 years at OCF. She has been hugely influential in the relationships she has nurtured with the charity community across Oxfordshire. Her wise words, knowledge, kindness and compassion will be hugely missed by us all.

We are very much looking forward to working with Marjorie and we know she will be a great advocate for the work being done at OCF and the charitable organisations we support.

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