Profiles in Philanthropy: Oxford Community Center with Bonnie Richards & Susan Wheeler


It may be hard to believe, but The Oxford Community Center has served as a community resource for over 80 years.

First as a grammar school and then a high school and, for the last quarter century, as a cultural activities center and meeting place. The OCC, as it’s referred to locally, provides residents and visitors a full schedule of social, cultural, and recreational programs and events.

Last year alone, the OCC provided local programming almost every week, from children’s clubs, concerts, lectures, art workshops, and even their popular cars and coffee Saturday events. This level of accomplishment does not come easy.

With a small staff aided by dozens of volunteers, the OCC Board has done a remarkable job making the community center was one those most vibrant venues on the Eastern Shore, even though Oxford’s population is 617 full-time residents.

The Spy sat down with the OCC’s new Board president and vice president, Bonnie Richards & Susan Wheeler, to talk about their commitment to the organization’s mission, their special joy in community service, and their own going plans to continue to expand its offerings in the years ahead.

This video is approximately three minutes in length. For more information about the Oxford Community Center please go here.

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