Oxford Educational Foundation

Enhancing the Quality of Education in the Oxford Area School District

Mission

The mission of the Oxford Educational Foundation is to enhance the quality of education in the Oxford Area School District by providing a mentoring and tutoring program for the students, and professional grants for the faculty that encourage the development of innovative programs.

Ruling year info

1995

Board President

Steve Roberts

Executive Director

Dr Ray Fischer

Main address

PO BOX 142

OXFORD, PA 19363 USA

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EIN

23-2774066

NTEE code info

Parent Teacher Group (B94)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mentoring and Tutoring

Provide one on one mentoring mentoring and tutoring for K-12 students in the Oxford Area School District

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children
Preteens

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of new grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the sum of EITC funding received per school year.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Total number of organization members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, Children

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of individual donors to the OEF.

Number of hours of coaching

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, Children

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This measures the number of hours our volunteers spend with students. It was less in the 2019-2020 because all volunteers were excluded from the schools in February, 2020 because of the pandemic.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. Build awareness by creating a consistent and compelling fundraising message that is delivered through diverse strategies to a Community-wide audience.
2. Promote a culture of giving that provides annual, sustained support through monetary donations from Community residents and businesses.
3. Increase participation of volunteers and utilize their talents in support of the Foundation.
4. Enhance donations through public and private grant opportunities.
5. Obtain endowments to provide sustainability and assure donors of the Foundation's future.

1. Include consistent Foundation communication in each school's newsletter.
2. Continue to train each volunteer to speak effectively about the Foundation.
3. Seek out and apply for grants on a continual basis
4. Encourage educators to provide innovative programs that enrich the students' learning experience.
5. Conduct exit interviews with outgoing OEF board members and other volunteers to receive feedback about improving the volunteer experience.

1. The External Affairs Committee published 13 news flashes for distribution to the schools and volunteers in the last year.
2. The Executive Director maintains the organization's registration as an eligible organization for PA State EITC donations, maintains communications with existing EITC donors, and solicits new EITC donors.
3. The Executive Director maintains communication with major donors.
4. The Volunteer Coordinator recruits, trains, and places volunteers in the schools.
5. The Executive Director and the Volunteer Coordinator conduct periodic information sessions with volunteers to inform them of the operation of the program, provide guidance, and answer questions.

1. The number of approved EITC programs was increased from three to five
2. The EITC donations have increased by 45%
3. In the five years before the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of volunteers increased 529%
4. In the five years before the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of volunteer hours increased by 237%
5. In five years, the endowment grew by 46%

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve the students of the Oxford Area School District.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Oxford Educational Foundation

Board of directors
as of 7/11/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Steve Roberts

Dr David Hamburg

Carolyn Hess

Day Iseminger

Etha McDowell

Yamilet Fernandez

Particia Hannon

Ralph Hartgrove, PhD

Geoff Henry

Susan Melrath

Shylene Jackson

Pam Mason

Roberta McManus

Aidan Reilly

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/09/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data