Oxford Foundation Michigan

Fact Sheet

The Oxford Foundation (Michigan ID: 821389) (“Foundation”), was established as a Michigan Nonprofit Corporation pursuant to Articles of Incorporation, originally executed in 1991.

The Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including to carry out any lawful purpose permitted under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Its Federal Tax ID Number is 38-2997476. An IRS recognition letter was issued October 22, 1991 and remains in effect. The Corporation focuses on projects that lessen the burdens of government.

Charitable Solicitation License: the Corporation has a valid License to Solicit Charitable Contributions issued by the State of Michigan, Department of Attorney General (Effective through July 2013). The Corporation may accept corporate donations. As a charitable corporation under Section 501(c)(3), contributions to the Corporation are deductible to the donor as charitable contributions under Section 170 of the IRC.

The corporation may act as a public interest law firm pursuant to an Order from the Ingham County Circuit Court approving a Petition for Approval to Practice Law Pursuant to MCL §450.681. The Oxford Board approved the establishment of a public interest Law Center to, inter alia, represent clients and intervene in legal proceedings whereby the integrity of government and high ethical standards can be maintained.

A summary of activities of the corporation, include:

  • Funding for improvements in Executive Residences in Lansing and Mackinac Island. Michigan voters in 1963 amended the Michigan Constitution to require that “an executive residence suitably furnished shall be provided at the seat of government for the use of the governor.” The Oxford Foundation previously undertook efforts to provide broad based private funding to maintain and upgrade this important and symbolic residence. When Gov. Granholm assumed office, the corporation transferred to the Governor’s Residence Foundation, as a successor trustee for the Oxford Foundation, all assets related to the Governor’s Residence in Lansing and Mackinac Island.
  • Administered funds and placed media buys for the drug price web site promoted by the Attorney General. •    Conducted the 2008 Leadership Conference: “Impact of National Financial Markets On State Economy.”
  • Sponsored the Black Elected Officials Tribute to Barack Obama in support of the One Laptop Per Child program in Africa.
  • Developed the “Strengthening Michigan’s Governing Institutions” as a multi-year effort designed to conduct needed research, develop and propose new approaches and provide ongoing private support for the key institutions in state government.
  • Purchased grant writing software for use by a Native student intern of the Native Nations Foundation.
  • Served as fiscal agent for private funding of improvement to the Frank J. Kelley Library in the Michigan Department of Attorney General.
  • Serve as fiscal agent for effort to draft legislation implementing the 77 environmental regulation recommendations of the Office of Regulatory Reinvention.
  • Serve as fiscal agent for an effort to draft a “Michigan Education Finance Act of 2013” to replace the School Aid Act of 1979.

The following are the Officers and Directors as of November 2012:

Hon. Kimbal R. Smith, III (President and Director) Chair, Michigan Tax Tribunal

Hon. Charles R. Perricone (Vice President and Director) Former Speaker, Michigan House of Representatives

Troy M. Cumings (Director) Senior Counsel, Warner, Norcross & Judd

Richard D. McLellan (Secretary-Treasurer and Director) Owner, McLellan Law Office

Contact Information:

Attention: Secretary
Oxford Foundation
201 Townsend St., Suite 900
Lansing, MI 48933

Telephone: 517-374-9111
E-mail: rdmclellan@comcast.net
Website: oxfordfoundationmi.com

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