To improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.


Through shared leadership, United Way Oxford aspires to build a stronger community and continue to improve the quality of life for everyone in Oxford County.

About Us

For over 50 years, United Way Oxford has been working to improve lives. Having evolved from our roots as a ‘fundraiser’ to a community convenor, United Way mobilizes partners - business, labour, service providers, community leaders and residents - helping to create opportunities for a better life for everyone in our community. United Way inspires people to come together to make a lasting difference. Through community conversations, we are working to achieve meaningful, long-term improvements to quality of life by addressing not only the symptoms of the problems but also getting at the root causes.


• Demonstrate trust, integrity, respect, inclusivity and transparency
• Energize and inspire volunteerism and volunteer leadership
• Endorse innovation, partnerships and collective action
• Provide non-partisan leadership
• Embrace diversity

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Our Commitment to You

Responsible stewardship of our community's resources

United Way Oxford promotes responsible stewardship of our community's resources.  Your donation is carefully invested into local programs and services that help thousands of residents every year.  United Way actively solicits sponsorships, in-kind donations and the support of hundreds of volunteers to keep our expenses as low as possible.  Based on our 2016/17 audited financial statements, our cost of fundraising was 17%. Our admin costs were 8%.


2018/19 Board of Directors 

We are a volunteer driven organization. Our Board of Directors approves our strategic direction and the investment recommendations of our volunteer impact councils.

  • Giselle Lutfallah, Children's Aid Society of Oxford - President
  • Dave Hewitt, Retired - Treasurer
  • Marilyn Price, Lyndon Fish Hatcheries Inc. - Secretary
  • Laura Glenney, Journey Well Counselling Services - Member
  • Leslie Farrell, Tim Hortons - Member
  • Soraya Abud Benevides, Public Relations Consultant - Member
  • Rod Potgieter, Retired - Member
  • Montgomery Shillington, Montgomery Shillington Barristers & Solicitors - Member
  • Linda Leyten, Oxford Regional Labour Council - Member
  • Dale Flynn Jr., Sleemens Breweries Canada - Member
  • Samantha Haverkamp. Agriculture - Member
  • Theresa Mutsaers, Woodstock Police Services - Member
  • Rob McKinlay, Pow Engineering – Member
  • Derek Kidnie, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada – Member
  • Anne Martin, Thames Valley District School Board – Member