2018 Grantees

The Oklahoma Bar Foundation’s newly named Grantees are projected to help over 60,000 Oklahomans gain access to legal services, court advocacy and legal education in 2018.  All of the organizations will use the funding they receive to further the OBF’s mission to ensure justice is possible for all Oklahomans.  In order to receive funding, each of the non-profits submitted applications … Read More

Help Strengthen Oklahoma Communities

Help Strengthen Oklahoma Communities The Oklahoma Bar Foundation is committed to Oklahoma communities. We invest in law-related non-profit organizations (“Grantees”) who provide legal services and support across the state. We invite you to embrace access to justice as a philanthropic partner and join our fight to make justice possible for all. Join as a Fellow today for $8.34/month or $100/year … Read More

OBF Announces 2017 Court Grant Awards

OBF Announces 2017 Court Grant Awards The Oklahoma Bar Foundation is proud to announce its court grant awards to 11 Oklahoma District Courts for 2017 funding. The Grants & Awards Committee recently held interviews with judges and court clerks from counties across the state, more than half of whom were applying for an OBF grant for a first time. The … Read More

Mabee Foundation Honors Judge Brett with $10,000 Tribute Gift to OBF

Judge Thomas R. Brett

In Photo: OBF Trustees and staff members meeting at the Mabee Foundation, from left, Martha Cordell, Andy Shank, retired Judge Thomas Brett, Mabee Foundation Vice Chairman Raymond Tullius Jr., Tom Vincent II, OBF ED Renée DeMoss and Candice Jones. The Oklahoma Bar Foundation is proud to be the recipient of a $10,000 tribute gift from the Mabee Foundation in honor … Read More

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, Kevin 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