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Miami University United Way Student Foundation

The Membership of the United Way of Oxford, Ohio & Vicinity (defined as any financial contributor to the 2014 Campaign) is hereby notified of these proposed changes to the Bylaws of the United Way of Oxford, Ohio & Vicinity. A consensus vote will be held on Tuesday, February 24th between 5:30 and 7:30 pm at the organization’s Annual Meeting which will be held at The Knolls of Oxford. Attendance is free of charge, thank to our sponsors at The Knolls of Oxford, but attendees must RSVP to reserve a seat.

United Way of Oxford Releases Application for Funding

The United Way of Oxford announces the release of its Application for 2016 Funding, due on Tuesday, February 24th by 5 pm. This year, applications and supplemental information/materials WILL be accepted electronically via email to director@uwoxford.org. Applications submitted electronically must be submitted in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel or in PDF form. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure applications and materials submitted electronically were received by the UWO, prior to the deadline. Applications will continue to be accepted in person, USPS mail or carrier service. Other than the method of submission, the application is nearly identical to last year's.

There will be a Grant Workshop on Thursday, January 22 from 11 am to 1 pm. This workshop will be required only for representatives of agencies who are new to UWO funding or were not awarded funding in 2015 from the UWO. Agencies who are currently funded and will continue to be funded in 2015 are welcome to attend, but their attendance is not mandatory. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, January 16th. At the conclusion of the grant workshop, there will be a discussion of the UWO Strategic Plan, slated for approval on January 6th. Please check back here or via Facebook (link to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oxford-United-Way/114187785404557?ref=hl) for information as it becomes available.

2016 UWO Funding Application

Community Partners Encourage to Help Spread the Word about Butler County 211 Service

The United Way of Oxford, Butler County United Way and the United Way of Greater Cincinnati—Middletown Area are requesting that all funded agencies, programs, initiatives and community partners provide a link (United Way 211 Database Butler County: http://www.referweb.net/uwgc/) on their websites with access to the Butler County United Way 211 Database (managed by the United Way of Greater Cincinnati). Access to this link will provide consumers with a direct line to resources throughout Butler County and the surrounding area. We are also asking that the following statement accompany the link:

United Way 211 is an information and referral hotline that provides access to services including: basic human services, healthcare resources, services for children, youth and families, support for older adults and persons with disabilities and employment supports. About five years ago, the United Way of Butler County, the United Way of Greater Cincinnati—Middletown Area and the United Way of Oxford, Ohio and Vicinity formed a collaborative to fund a United Way 211 initiative that would serve all residents of Butler County with their all-encompassing, comprehensive information and referral services. The needs addressed and referrals provided vary from service area to service area, but are rather consistent in terms of areas of need. Since 2013, the top five needs in Oxford and the surrounding townships have been in the areas of utility assistance, food pantries, rent assistance, financial assistance and homeless shelters.

To access informational posters for printing and social media, please download the following documents:

Social Media


Mission & Philosophy


United Way of Oxford, Ohio, and Vicinity seeks to mobilize the caring power of our communities to achieve measurable improvement in the lives of our most vulnerable residents. Throughout our work, we partner with neighborhood agencies, government, business, foundations, volunteers and others so that collectively we can achieve more than any one organization working alone.


We believe results matter. In a community as unique as Oxford and vicinity, results come from:

  • Caring: We are about people helping people. We care deeply about the individual lives that are changed with the help of United Way of Oxford and vicinity. We stand for helping, hope and optimism.
  • Approachability: We understand the importance of being accessible and empathetic to all we serve. We believe great results come from working together.
  • Innovations: We are the leader and catalyst for change in the business of caring. We do not rest on our laurels. We look for approaches that have not yet been taken and seek new ways to solve community problems.
  • Trustworthiness: We seek high standards for our conduct. Contributions that donors and volunteers make are investments in our community. They trust us to be effective, efficient and good stewards of these investments.

Fiscal Year 2013 Annual Report

United Way of Oxford, Ohio, and Vicinity's Annual Reports highlight major accomplishments each year.

United Way of Oxford, Ohio, and Vicinity's administrative cost is 14%. The federal government's Combined Federal Campaign requires that participating organizations certify that their combined fundraising and administrative costs constitute no more than 25 percent of the organizations' total revenues.

2013 Balance Sheet

2013 Profit and Loss

Campaign Data Analysis

Board of Directors

Ann Whelpton, President
Sherry Schilling, Vice President
Karen Baker, Treasurer
Brian Revalee, Executive Director

Chris Adryan
Mary Bennett
John Bowblis
Pam Collins
Ray Cook
Doug Elliott
Cheryl Hehemann
Jim Lipnickey
Amy Macechko
Sibyl Miller

Special Events

Bringing Together Donors, Community Leaders and Nonprofit Experts

United Way of Oxford, Ohio, and Vicinity sponsors events throughout the year that engage donors, agencies, community leaders and corporations in order to raise awareness about health and human care needs in our community.

  • Unsung Heroes Award Dinner and Campaign Kickoff - August
  • Annual Meeting/Leadership Giving Reception - February
  • Butler County School Supply Initiative - August
  • Sponsor of the IRS's Earned Income Tax Credit Initiative, locally called "It's Money In Your Pocket" - January thru April 15
  • Participant in "Make a Difference Day" - April and September
  • Forums, Luncheons and Other Events to benefit community

Contact Information

We always look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to contact us anytime by using our online email form or calling us.

Our Address:

United Way of Oxford, Ohio, and Vicinity
P.O. Box 262
Oxford, OH 45056

Tel: (513) 523-0991
Email: director@uwoxford.org

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United Way Worldwide

United Way of Oxford, Ohio, and Vicinity is one of nearly 1,400 local United Ways across the country. United Way of Oxford, Ohio, and Vicinity is separately incorporated and is independently governed by a local board of community leaders and volunteers. The money raised in Oxford and vicinity stays here, supporting local health and human service nonprofits throughout the Talawanda School District.

United Way Worldwide is the service allowing local United Ways to share best practices and other information. To learn more about United Way Worldwide, please visit http://www.unitedway.org.

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