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Overhead Myth by Brian Revalee

Since early May, United Way Executive Director Brian Revalee has been writing about the “Overhead Myth” in the Oxford Press. The link below will allow you to reach each of the five installments of his most recent series, which identifies the need for an evolution in thinking about non-profit overhead expenses. Comments are welcome and may be directed to Brian’s email at director@uwoxford.org.

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United Way Celebrates 2013 Campaign, Announces New Campaign Chairs and Board Members

The United Way of Oxford, Ohio and Vicinity (UWO) celebrated the progress of the 2013 Campaign at their annual meeting at The Knolls of Oxford on Tuesday. The organization officially announced the campaign is currently projected to reach at least $250,000, a milestone for the organization, although short of their $255,000 goal. The contributions made over the past year will benefit 18 agencies sponsoring 25 programs. Two initiatives—which include the Talawanda School Supply Initiative and Butler County 211 Services—will also benefit from the proceeds of the 2013 United Way Campaign. Agency representatives were on hand to receive their grant awards on Tuesday evening.

“I am so excited that we were able to reach this milestone during my first year on the job,” stated Executive Director Brian Revalee. “We raised one-quarter of one million dollars to be used right here in our community. That is something to be celebrated.” Revalee also reported that more than 20,000 individuals benefit annually from contributions made by the United Way of Oxford to organizations that provide assistance and support to residents of the Talawanda School District.

The event at the Knolls was not all fun and games, as the business of electing two new board members to replace outgoing board members Bernie Bubnis and Jerome Conley was conducted. The United Way membership voted to elect Chris Adryan and Jim Lipnickey to serve a three-year term on the United Way of Oxford, Ohio and Vicinity Board of Directors. Ann Whelpton was elected as Board President with Sherry Schilling being elected to serve as Vice President. Karen Baker will continue to act as the Treasurer/Secretary of the Board, as she was elected for a second, one-year term.

In her first order of business, Whelpton announced the 2014 UWO Campaign Chairs as the meeting wrapped up Tuesday evening:

Community Campaign Chairs: Coe and Alyce Potter
Leadership Giving Chair: Raymond Gorman
Honorary Chairs: JK and Tripti Bhattacharjee

The UWO will continue to accept contributions toward the 2013 Campaign through May 31. To make a pledge of support or donation to the 2013 Campaign, please contact the United Way office at (513) 523-0991 or director@uwoxford.org.

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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