Charity Foundation

Oziel Grand Chapter, Order of Eastern Star Charity Foundation for the Jurisdiction of New Jersey, PHA , a 501(c)(3) Corporation, is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational and health awareness activities within the Jurisdiction of New Jersey.

This includes, but is not limited to donations/scholarships for College Bound Students, funding youth programs, assistance to health organizations and families in need. Membership of this corporation shall consist of every member of the Order of the Eastern Star, PHA for the Jurisdiction of New Jersey. This corporation shall be absolutely amenable to and under the authority of Oziel Grand Chapter.


About Us

The Oziel Charity Foundation is a IRS designated 501 (c) (3) Tax-Exempt entity established in the State of New Jersey, under the auspices of Oziel Grand Chapter OES-PHA, Inc., for the expressed purpose of collecting and disseminate funds for charitable, religious, education and health awareness activities in accordance with regulations of the IRS code.

Since its incorporation in 1913, Oziel Grand Chapter has been renown for its legacy of charitable endeavors within the State of New Jersey, nationwide as well as internationally. The membership which numbers nearly three thousand from all walks of life and professions, is organized into local chapters, located in the towns and municipalities throughout the State.

For nearly 100 years, Oziel has traditionally responded to calls for assistance in times of need, caused by natural disasters, i.e. hurricanes, floods, fires, etc. , or in other instances by providing educational scholarships and participation in cultural and/or civic enrichment programs for the less fortunate, or whenever informed of other specific requests for compassionate assistance. We also provide contributions to established and qualified healthcare, resource and research programs.


Foundation Board of Trustees

Amelita B. McDowell - Chairperson
Maurice Wesson–Vice-Chairperson

Deborah A. Howard - Grand Treasurer
Brenda L. Burroughs - Grand Secretary
Jessi A. Spencer - Grand Financial Secretary
Evette Davis - Financial Manager

W. Spencer Person, Jr., PGWP
Daphne P. Roberts, PGWM
Janice Justice, PGWM
Cecil Allen, PGWP
Gwendolyn D. Jenkins, PGWM
Andrew Burroughs, PGWP
Audrey M. Hopkins, PGWM
Clifton J. Hardy, PGWP
Carmen Jackson, PDDGM
Rochelle M. Elliott, GAM

Donna D. Robinson, GWM (Ex-Officio)
Bryan D. Morris, GWP (Ex-Officio)


Our Project

Oziel Grand Chapter Charity Foundation is sending gift boxes to active service members serving outside of the US. The names submitted must be a relative of a OES member. We would like to personalize the package by including items specific to that individual as a way of saying "Thank
You for protecting us". Please complete the form, submit and the Chairperson will contact you.


Download Charity Foundation Brochure 2018