Oklahoma County Juvenile Bureau’s Literacy Initiative

Literacy Initiative

Imagine for just a moment that you cannot read or write. At this very instant you would not be able to comprehend the words in this article. Think about how that would change your life, your opportunities for higher education, your career, your goals, your well-being, your sense of accomplishment, and even your self-esteem? For many juveniles across our country … Read More

OBF Receives $4.6 Million from Bank of America Settlement

Oklahoma Bar Foundation

For the Oklahoma Bar Foundation Board of Trustees, it truly felt as though money had fallen from the sky as they learned the news the OBF would be receiving funds from the settlement of pending nationwide litigation. There has been much excitement within the organization about the funds and the opportunity to give more financial support to programs that can … Read More

Meet Board President, Kevin Donelson

Meet our 2017 Board President, Keving Donelson. Mr. Donelson practices in the areas of labor and employment law as well as civil and commercial litigation at the Fellers Snider Law Firm in Oklahoma City. Mr. Donelson earned his law degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1988 and his B.A. from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Mr. Donelson serves on the … Read More

Award Honors Jack L. Brown

You may have noticed big changes to the Oklahoma Bar Foundation (OBF) in the past year. This is greatly due to the leadership and vision of Jack L. Brown. Mr. Brown served as OBF Board President from 2014 – 2015. During this time, he led efforts to begin instituting major changes to the OBF by concentrating on fundraising, communications and … Read More

OBF Scholarship Recipients

The Oklahoma Bar Foundation is pleased to highlight the scholarship recipients of the Chapman-Rogers Scholarship & Fellows Scholarship for the 2016-2017 school year. The Chapman-Rogers Scholarship recognizes an outstanding law student from each of Oklahoma’s law schools. It was established through donations to the Oklahoma Bar Foundation from Leta M. Chapman in honor of her Tulsa lawyer and advisor, John … Read More

OBF Welcomes New Executive Director

The Oklahoma Bar Foundation is excited to announce Renee DeMoss as their new Executive Director. Renee has been acting Interim Director of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation since November, 2015, and has now decided to make the OBF her permanent home.  The Board of Trustees unanimously voted to make her the full-time OBF Executive Director starting officially on October 1, 2016. … Read More

OBF Announces 2017 Grantees

2017 Grant Program Funding By Candice Jones The Oklahoma Bar Foundation is proud to announce that it will provide 2017 program funding to 23 non-profit organizations in the total amount of $444,175.  These grantees provide legal services, law-related education and work to improve to the administration of justice. The 23 Grantees represent the largest number of non-profit entities that the … Read More

Grantee Spotlight: Oklahoma Lawyers for Children

Oklahoma Lawyers for Children

(In the photo: OLFC President – Tsinena Thompson, Presiding Judge at the OK County Juvenile Justice Center – Judge Davis, OLFC Board Member – Jim Larimore, OLFC Co-Founder – Don Nicholson) Almost every single day in Oklahoma County a child is removed from their home due to neglect or abuse. Often times multiple children are removed from the same home. This is … Read More

OBF Grantee – OLFC Hosts Tennis Clinic


Oklahoma Bar Foundation Grantee, Oklahoma Lawyers for Children, hosts tennis clinic for local kids, including  children in foster care.   Why I Love “Our Little Tennis Clinic” By: Tsinena Thompson, Oklahoma Lawyers For Children President & CEO I happen to love tennis.  I love that it’s a physical sport, but it’s also a very “polite” sport.  Women can play with men, … Read More

Court Grant Requests Funded in Full

The Oklahoma Bar Foundation’s Board of Trustees recently approved $102,334 in grants to Oklahoma County Courts meeting all funding requests made during the 2016 Court Grant Cycle. Judges, court clerks and county commissioners from twelve county courts presented their needs for critical courtroom technology to the Foundation’s Grants & Awards Committee in April. The Board was able to fund all … Read More