The North American Office was established in New York in 1989 as part of the Campaign for Oxford, the first successful capital campaign conducted by a British university. Through its ongoing programs in fund raising and alumni relations, the North American Office continues to support the University and its 39 Colleges to fulfill their historic mission to provide excellence in research, scholarship and teaching to the global community.
Alumni Relations and Special Events
The North American Office works with Oxonians throughout the United States and Canada to cultivate and maintain a community of alumni and friends. Collaborating with Oxford and Oxbridge alumni groups, the office hosts events in New York and other major North American cities both to help Oxonians network with fellow alumni and to remain abreast with happenings at the University and their colleges.
In addition to smaller events geared towards alumni networking, the North American Office hosts a biennial Alumni Weekend for all alumni in North America. These events feature presentations and panel discussions from academics at the University, to help strengthen academic ties to the University.
The North American Office keeps alumni and friends up-to-date on exciting developments in academia and administration at the University through social media, direct mailings, and a regularly published newsletter. The Office also maintains an online calendar for events throughout North America.
One of the main functions of the Office is to process generous gifts made by Oxford alumni and friends. Our office receives gifts from North American donors and ensures that they are distributed appropriately to colleges and institutions in Oxford.