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Oxfam (Oxford Committee for Famine Relief)

Women’s March Partner

Founded: 1942

Founder: a group of Quaker intellectuals, social activists, and Oxford academics in response to the plight of refugees in Greece





Oxfam America:

226 Causeway St, Boston, MA 02114

(800) 776-9326

Oxfam GB:

Oxfam House

John Smith Drive,




0300 200 1292 / +44 (0) 1865 47 3727


  • Vision: A just world without poverty
  • Mission: To create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and social injustice
  • Opposes Israel West Bank settlement


Oxfam claims to be funded “almost entirely” by individual donors, foundations, and corporations, despite receiving over 90 million dollars in US federal grants between 2008 and 2017 through US Agency for International Development

2008 – 2017 federal grants: $92,003,459

Key people:

1. Abby Maxman: President, Oxfam America

“My career has led me to work in some of the most challenging parts of the world, seeing first-hand the impact of poverty, injustice, war and disasters and I’ve always been impressed by Oxfam’s commitment to facing tough challenges with high impact solutions. Today, the fight against global poverty and injustice is more relevant than ever; I am honored to lead the Oxfam team through this next chapter.”

Meet Abby Maxman

2. Jim Daniell: Chief Operating Officer

“Oxfam appeals to both my heart and my head. Our passion for ending the injustice of poverty feeds my moral and spiritual core, while our use of sophisticated and nuanced approaches resonates deeply with my business-oriented brain.”

Meet Jim Daniell

3. Paul O’Brien: Vice President for Policy and Campaigns

“I am at Oxfam because it works harder than any other organization I know to link the fight for global justice to local truths. We are a distinctive NGO because we do so much policy, advocacy, and campaigning. We are a different kind of ‘idea leader’ because we work so closely with communities around the world. On our best days, we bring it all together.”

Meet Paul O’Brien

4. Shelley Goode: Vice President of Resource Development

“Oxfam understands that poverty is not an absence of assets—it is an injustice. Working at Oxfam, I am raising my voice and using my talents to right the wrongs of poverty and injustice. This is my moment in time to work with others to do more.”

Meet Shelley Goode

5. Darius Teter: Vice President for Programs

“I spent nearly two decades fighting the symptoms of poverty more than its root causes, and only in Oxfam have I found a community of people who understand the difference and act on it with passion, humor, and smarts.”

Meet Darius Teter

6. Mark F. Kripp: Chief Financial Officer

“Having lived and worked in rural Haiti, I have seen how the provision of basic rights can transform people’s lives.”

Meet Mark F. Kripp

7. Rachel Hayes: Senior Director of Communications & Community Engagement

“My parents stood up to a government-run amok when my father refused to sign a loyalty oath in 1954. Helping others claim their rights is a personal mission for me. Where better to serve that mission than at Oxfam?”

Meet Rachel Hayes

8. Muthoni Muriu: Senior Director of Regional Programs

“From an early age, I believed in the value of service. Oxfam’s very ethos, of working on sustainable and systemic solutions to social justice issues, fits with what is a natural inclination for me. I need to know I am making a difference and serving others. Oxfam provides me with one of the best and most influential platforms to do this.”

Meet Muthoni Muriu

9. Vinod Parmeshwar: Director, Global Human Resources

“My grandfather challenged prevailing social practices by providing free education to people disadvantaged by caste and financial poverty. It always reminds me of the personal responsibility and opportunity each one of us has to push back against systemic social and institutional barriers that keep people from leading fuller lives.”

Meet Vinod Parmeshwar

10. Ashley Tsongas: Deputy to the Vice President of Programs

“Oxfam believes that poverty is usually, at its root, about imbalances of power, that change is possible, and that solutions require good ideas, courage, and persistence. It works. There is no better feeling than getting the momentum going behind brave people with good ideas and seeing change unfold.”

Meet Ashley Tsongas

11. Barbara Durr: Deputy to the Vice President of Policy and Campaigns

“Since my first picket line at 15 years of age, I have always wanted to make the world a better place. Oxfam’s focus on poverty, rights, and injustice makes it my choice to fight for that better world.”

Meet Barbara Durr

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