Oxford Area Civic Association

Bettering the community in which we live, work and play.

What is the mission statement of Oxford Area Civic Association?

To provide philanthropic funds to qualified organizations to aid their ability to provide community service to the Greater Oxford Area for recognition of service, achievement, or as designated by the Directors. The objectives of this not-for-profit corporation shall be to promote the development of the Borough of Oxford and the surrounding communities and to encourage and support their civic interests.

How did the Oxford Area Civic Association start?

In 1938 a group of local people in the Oxford community got together to establish the non-profit organization Oxford Civic Association to solicit and receive gifts, bequests, endowments and memorials to constitute a permanent cumulative fund for community purposes.

Who are the Board Members?

The board members are from a variety of local citizens representing business people, institutions and private citizens.

When do you meet and what do you do?

The Oxford Area Civic Association meets quarterly to review requests for funding from non-profits that serve the community. The applying agency submits information regarding their programs, amount requested and how the funds are to be used. Tax information is also submitted. We support youth groups, food programs, senior citizen groups, prison ministry, housing repair organizations, library and other organizations helping those in need.

How do you raise funds?

The Civic Association sponsors the annual John H. Ware IV Memorial Hunger Help Walk on the 3d Sunday of October. The net proceeds from the walk are divided between three agencies for food to feed the hungry – The Lighthouse Youth Center, Neighborhood Services Center and Church of God Divine Sent Food Cupboard. This year the walk will be on Sunday, October 17th, 2021 at the Waterway Church , 550 Waterway Road, Oxford, PA and Steve Doutrich is this year’s chairman of the walk.

This walk started in memory of John H. Ware IV when he passed away to take the place of the Crop Walk to keep all the funds collected in the Oxford Area instead of a small percentage to help those in need of food.

Donations are also needed to fund the different organizations we support all year.
This can be done by sending checks to the Oxford Area Civic Association, PO Box 34, Oxford, PA 19363 anytime during the year. Donations can also be made by IRA distributions, endowments and through your estate in a will.

Is your gift to the Oxford Area Civic Association tax deductible?

We have been granted tax exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)3 of the code. This means that gifts qualify as a charitable deduction.

Who and how can I contact someone if I have questions?

You can contact Jane Freeman, President at 610-932-2619, email at
freemanj286@icloud.com or mail to Oxford Area Civic Association, PO Box 34, Oxford,
PA 19363