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United Way Seeks Nominations

The United Way of Oxford, OH and Vicinity is once again seeking nominations for the Unsung Heroes Awards ceremony that will kick off the organization’s 2015 Annual Campaign. The event, which will take place on Wednesday, August 26 at Talawanda High School, is in its third year.

"It is always an honor to share the stage with the recipients of the awards," United Way of Oxford Executive Director Brian Revalee shared. "While each award is special, there is something magical about seeing the faces of the Youth and College Student category winners," he continued, "They are just beginning their respective journeys in giving back, and you would like to think that receiving this award will really keep them motivated in their pursuit to help others."

The event will honor local volunteers in the following categories: Youth Award (for nominees 18 and under), College Student Award, Emerging Leaders Award (for nominees ages 19-40) and the Live United Award. The organization added a fifth, Group Category, this year to address the increased number of groups being nominated in the past two cycles. The nomination form is available here or you can request a copy by contacting the office.

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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