OBF News

The Foundation Updates Giving Levels

November 13, 2015

In stride with new development efforts, the Foundation’s Board of Trustees has approved updates to the organization’s giving levels. Changes have been made to the Fellow & Community Fellow Programs. A one-time gift option has also been added for those who only want to pledge for that year. The pledge card to the right denotes [...]

OBF Announces 2015 Grant Awards

August 24, 2015

The Oklahoma Bar Foundation Board of Trustees approved funding recommendations from the Grants & Awards Committee in the total amount of $310,266 on August 20.  The total from the 2015 Grant Awards pushed the OBF just north of the $12 Million Grant Award mark since the founding in 1946. “We have a lot to celebrate,” [...]

OBF Announces Court Grant Awards in 10 Counties

July 13, 2015

Requests totaling $141,876 came to the Oklahoma Bar Foundation’s grant committee last month from judges at county courts across the state. The OBF’s Court Grant Program is unique not only to Oklahoma, but is the only program like it in the nation. President Jack Brown states, “With court budgets being cut to the bare minimum, [...]

Meet the New OBF Development & Communications Director

June 3, 2015

The Oklahoma Bar Foundation has hired Candice Jones as the Development & Communications Director.  Previously, Ms. Jones worked as a Marketing Consultant at The Oklahoman Media Company and prior was the Vice President of Resource Development at United Way of Norman. Jones has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Minor in Sociology from [...]

May 26, 2015 OBF Grant Application Deadline Approaches

May 7, 2015

OBF Grant Applications Available to Law-Related Nonprofits – Due by May 26, 2015: The 2015 OBF Grant Application for Oklahoma law-related nonprofit work can be downloaded here:  OBFGrt-INSTRUCTIONS-2015-Part1of2 and OBFGrt-Forms-2015-Part2of2 The 2015 deadline is approximately one month earlier than last year .  Please contact the OBF Office at (405) 416-7070 or foundation@okbar.org with questions and assistance [...]

Oklahoma’s Most Notorious Cases Book Wins National Award.

April 10, 2015

Oklahoma’s Most Notorious Cases book wins National Award: Author, attorney and historian Kent Frates received The Benjamin Franklin book award that recognizes excellence in book editorial and design.  The award is considered one of the highest national honors for independent and academic publishers.  The book is available for sale by the Oklahoma Bar Foundation and [...]

Grants Support Law Related Education

April 9, 2015

Ahh Summer Vacation – the long anticipated three months of lazy, lingering days. Free of responsibility, homework, teachers, and school.  While summer months are not usually spent reflecting on the importance of a good education, at the OBF it’s at the forefront of our minds. One of the OBF’s central goals is to transform lives [...]

OBF Planning Retreat – New Beginnings

April 3, 2015

The OBF Board of Trustees recently held a retreat to reexamine its fundraising initiatives for all OBF funded programs so that we can do a better job.  OBF consultant, Dennis Dorgan, organized the retreat into focus groups of trustees to discuss in detail the components of OBF fundraising.  The focus groups were 1.) Making Grantees [...]

2015 Board of Trustees Photo

April 1, 2015

2015 Oklahoma Bar Foundation Board of Trustees from left to right, front row Officers are President Elect Millie Otey of Tulsa, President Jack L. Brown of Tulsa, Past President Dietmar K. Caudle of Lawton, Executive Director Nancy Norsworthy of Edmond; back row Trustees are G. Patrick O’Hara of Edmond, Michael T. Torrone, Jr. of Vinita, [...]

OBF Is Springing Forward

March 14, 2015

Spring time is upon us once again and for basketball fans it means just one thing: March Madness! Even if your team has been eliminated many will continue to watch this great collegiate tradition for all the drama and excitement. For the individual players and teams, this is the chance to reap the benefits of [...]