Oxford Community Foundation

Phone (513) 523-0623


“When we learned about all the advantages and the good that can be accomplished with a Fund at the Foundation, we didn’t hesitate. 
We established our family fund to help children with special medical or psychological needs.
The money we invested in the fund continues to grow over the years, so that more can be done to help children with special needs.  It is as close to a perfect charitable investment as you can get.”Tom and Marilyn Collins


To find out more about
how to establish a Fund at
the Oxford Community Foundation




Donor Initiated Fundraiser Policy

Types of Agreements for Named Funds in

The Oxford Community Foundation


  • Talawanda Brick Scholarship
  • Hefner/Rotary Scholarship (Flow Through Fund)

Foundation Field of Interest Funds:

  • Oxford Community Foundation Fund for the Environment
  • Oxford Community Foundation Fund for Beautification
  • Oxford Community Foundation Fund for Arts and Culture
  • Oxford Community Foundation Fund for Social Welfare
  • Oxford Community Foundation Fund for Education
  • Oxford Community Foundation Fund for Health Service
  • Oxford Community Foundation Fund for Civic Projects
  • Oxford Community Foundation Fund for Recreation

Unrestricted Funds:

  • Joe & Barbara Cox Family Fund
  • Marjorie Dickinson Fund
  • Joyce and Gil Gordon Fund in Memory of Their Parents, Joseph and Mary Masura and Walter Gordon
  • G. Douglas & Joan Hoover Family Fund
  • David L. & Sallie A. Killian Fund
  • McDonald’s of Oxford Fund
  • Oxford Community Foundation Feneral Unrestricted
  • Tim and Sally Myers Fund
  • Pi Sigma Epsilon Fund
  • Elizabeth S. Rogers Fund
  • Square D Schneider Electric Company Fund
  • Russell & Joan Starkey Fund
  • Tim and Sally Myers Fund
  • Milton White Fund
  • Mary E. Woodworth Fund

Administrative Funds:

  • James & Anne Bever Fund for the Oxford Community Foundation
  • Tom and Marilyn Collins for the Oxford Community Foundation
  • Demske Family Fund for the Oxford Community Foundation
  • Roger J. Millar Fund for the Oxford Community Foundation
  • Jeanne L. Murphy Fund for the Oxford Community Foundation
  • Richard & Roberta Norman Fund for the Oxford Community Foundation
  • James G. Robinson Fund for the Oxford Community Foundation
  • K. E. Smith Fund for the Oxford Community Foundation

Restricted Funds:

  • Donald Koehler Fund for Boy Scout Troop 930
  • Richard A. and Ruth Clark Keebler Fund
  • Anniversary Fund of the Oxford Community Foundation: to support the Oxford Community Foundation’s administrative and grant distribution goals
  • Rory Hope and Ryan Boyd Larson Adryan Fund: benefit youth in the Oxford area
  • Muhammad Ali Fund: to meet an identifiable need—health and/or social needs—of children living in the mobile home parks of Greater Oxford.
  • Ernst Bever Fund for the Oxford Community Arts Center
  • Ernst Bever Old Mile Square Fund
  • James & Anne Bever Fund for the Oxford Community Arts Center
  • J.K. & Tripti Bhattacharjee Fund for Needy Children’s Education
  • Buerk Family Fund For Youth:  to benefit youth in the Talawanda School District
  • Brad A. Burke & Christy L. Burke Fund: for enrichment of needy children’s education
  • Tom & Marilyn Collins Fund for Children with Special Needs
  • The Joe and Barbara Co Family Fund
  • The Community Choice Pantry Fund: To support Oxford Community Choice Pantry
  • Mildred B. Cotter Family Fund: for support of programs for gifted students at Talawanda Middle and High Schools
  • Kara Deering PSE Leadership Award: for academic development of Miami University Pi Sigma Epsilon member(s)
  • Des Fleurs Beautification Fund: to beautify Oxford
  • John E. & Grace C. Dome Memorial Endowment Fund for the Oxford Community Foundation: funds for organization or corporate projects, matching funds for tangible City purchases, and to McCullough-Hyde Hospital
  • Ralph N. & Bonnie C. Fey Family Fund: to promote health, understanding of religion, & help people of faith
  • First Financial Bank Learning Links Fund: supports teachers’ creative ideas for the classroom
  • James A. Goldey Fund: provides a stipend for a Miami U. intern who assists the McCullough-Hyde Hospital sports physical therapist with the Talawanda public schools and to help fund Talawanda athletic programs 
  • Housing Trust Fund-to assist in the creation and preservation of affordable housing in the City of Oxford
  • Fraternity Headquarters Fund for Youth Development: to encourage leadership, responsible decision making, community values, and respect for others
  • Ju Family School Libraries Fund: to support Oxford school libraries
  • Keely Dental Health Fund: to benefit disadvantaged people in need of dental care
  • Latin America Assistance Fund: to aid people with benevolent projects in Latin America
  • Marvin Wilhelm Educational Fund: support TSD’s ERIK Sustainability Initiative
  • Edwin & Eve Morgan Fund: for needy school children, kindergarten through fifth grade
  • Robert W. & Jeanne L. Murphy Fund: for programs involving law enforcement and children
  • The Dr. David R. Osborne Award for Student Research Excellence in Ornithology (a.k.a. The Osborne Ornithology Research Award)
  • City of Oxford Life Squad Fund: to purchase equipment for Oxford’s Life Squad
  • Oxford Talawanda Dental Services: to support dental services for needy children
  • Oxford Veteran’s Association Fund: to support student citizenship contest at Talawanda Middle School
  • OYES! (Oxford Youth Empowered to Serve) Fund: youth initiated and driven
  • Red Brick & Ivy Fund: for future enhancements in the Uptown parks and streetscape
  • Thomas Rein Literacy Fund: for the Oxford Literacy Team
  • Paul Mostafa Rejai Fund
  • Kay L. Rench Fund: for needy children to participate in TRI recreation activities, and to equip the new park
  • Kenneth G. & Rita Kelly Robinson Fund: projects and programs benefiting the elderly
  • Timothy J. Rogers Memorial Fund: for improvements to the Old Mile Square
  • Salvation Army Fund: for the Oxford unit of the Salvation Army
  • Paul J. Schiller Fund: to encourage volunteerism in Oxford
    Phillip R. Shriver Fund: to encourage patriotism and the study of history
  • Jane E. and C. Hobart Smith Music Fund for the Talawanda Elementary and Middle Schools: to further music education in the Talawanda School District
  • Michele Speh Memorial Fund: to benefit the Miami University Speech and Hearing Clinic Stanford Luce Habitat for Humanity: to support efforts of Oxford’s Habitat for Humanity
  • William Bayne & Frances Holmes Summers Family Assistance Fund
  • Talawanda Unity Fund: benefits programs in the Talawanda School District
  • Harry & Virginia Teckman Fund: for an outstanding teacher in the Talawanda school district
  • Tolerance Fund: supports projects that encourage understanding between diverse groups
  • Tricentennial Fund: for the 2076 celebration in Oxford
  • Wiepking Art Fund:  to support art education in the Talawanda School District
  • Marvin Wilhelm Educational Fund: Named in honor of Marvin Wilhelm, a former Talawanda principal, this fund is dedicated to further the environmental educational mission & goals of the TSD's Erik Sustainability INitiative
  • WOXY-FM Listeners Fund: to improve quality of life for children with financial need
  • Edwin M. Yamauchi Lectureship Fund: to provide for visiting scholars

Organization Endowment Fund:

  • Animal Adoption Foundation Endowment Fund
  • Quincy & Jean Butterfield Endowment Fund for the Oxford Museum Association
  • Environmental Mobile Unit Fund
  • Family Resource Center Organization Endowment Fund
  • League of Women Voters Of Oxford
  • Oxford Community Arts Center Fund
  • Friends of Lane Library, Oxford Branch
  • Oxford Rotary Founders Fund
  • Oxford Senior Citizens, Inc.
  • Oxford Community Foundation for the Three Valley Conservation Trust
  • Parachute Butler County CASA Fund
  • PUSH (People United for Self Help) Organization Fund

Advised Fund:

  • Hefner Community Fund
  • Betty and Jane Baer Old Mile Square Beautification Fund
  • Laura and Jack Cohen Fund
  • City of Oxford Assistance Fund
  • Demske Family Fund
  • Amanda Drake Fund
  • Kids Voting Talawanda
  • Kiwanis Club of Oxford
  • Luna Cares Fund-to provide support for women suffering from cancer
  • Paul G. and Winifred C. Pearson Fund
  • William Polanka, M.D. Memorial Fund
  • James and Charleen Rohr Fund: for mental health

Flow-Through Funds:

  • Robert F. Southard Supplemental Flow Through Fund (supports Parent Fund)
  • Board Recognition Oxford Board Member Awards
  • Bicentennial Fund
  • Bunker Hill Cemetery Fund
  • Butler County Bar Foundation Fund
  • City of Oxford Police Department Flow-Through Fund
  • Darrtown Bicentennial Fund: To underwrite costs associated with Darrtown Bicentenntial celebration and landscaping upgrades
  • Friends of Lane Library, Oxford Branch
  • Nancy L. Kane Supplemental Fund
  • Learning in Retirement: supports lifelong learning for people 55 and above
  • Miami University and Community Federal Credit Union Student Care Fund
  • Oxford Area Trail Fund: to support the Oxford Area Trail System
  • Oxford Dog Owners Group (OxDog) Fund: To underwrite costs associated with construction of dog park
  • Talawanda Parent Initiative Team “Service Matters” Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Funds:

  • Jim Beaton Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • J.K. (Jnanendra) and Tripti Bhattacharjee Math and Science Scholarship
  • Dorothy Blankenship Memorial Scholarship for Music
  • Robert and Mary Lou Bogan Scholarship
  • Guy Potter Benton Fund: rewards Miami University students showing spiritual leadership
  • Gene Burton Minority Scholarship Fund: for minority student scholarships
  • Career Based Intervention Scholarship Fund: for a promising, at-risk, 8th grade Talawanda student planning to attend Talawanda High School
  • Marge & Al Cornett Scholarship (Uhl)
  • Dutch Grammel Memorial Scholarship
  • Nancy Kane Honorary Fund: to assist struggling non-traditional students
  • Tammy McCartney Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • David R. Osborne Fund: scholarship
  • Oxford Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund
  • Dale Plank Awards
  • Robert F. Southard Memorial Scholarship
  • Mitzie Statum “Spirit of Goodwill” Memorial Award
  • Charles Warren Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Eric Wasser Memorial Scholarship Fund:  scholarship for student with academic promise and potential success as a person
  • Marjorie & Ned Webb Writing Awards
  • James “Red” Wilcher Theatrical Scholarship Fund

Charitable Gift Funds:

  • Edward and Elizabeth Demske
  • Sally and Jack Southard

All Contributions made to the Oxford Community Foundation are deposited in funds managed by the Finance and Investment Committee of the Board of Directors.  Donors may direct their gifts to be unrestricted, to be used by the Board of Directors where the need is greatest, or donors may restrict their gifts to a particular field of interest.

Current Foundation field of interest funds:

Arts & Culture: Programs and facilities in the arts and cultural programs that offer widespread opportunities for participation and appreciation.

Beautification: The preservation, protection and enhancement of the beauty of the Greater Oxford area.

Civic Programs: Community development, citizen involvement, leadership training, and general community programs and projects.

Environment: Environmental education and activities to enhance, maintain, protect and preserve our natural and developed resources.

Education: Programs, projects, and scholarship in pre-school, elementary, secondary, post-secondary, and special education areas.

Health:  Good physical and mental health and quality of life for businesses, families, and individuals.

Recreation: Programs that provide a broad range of high quality dynamic recreational and educational experiences for all ages.

Social Service: Human services organizations, programs for children, youth, family and senior citizens.

Many donors have established their own named funds in the Foundation.  These funds are restricted to the specific purpose identified by the donor.

For more information about the Foundation funds, please call: 513-523-0623

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