Susan Shields to Receive 2014 Roger Scott Memorial Award

Susan B. Shields selected to receive the Roger Scott Memorial Award during the 2014 OBA Annual Meeting:  The award is presented each year by the Oklahoma Bar Foundation to the individual or organization who best exemplifies Roger Scott’s dedication to the OBF and honors those who have gone above and beyond to demonstrate their voluntary commitment and dedication required to sustain the vitality and growth of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation through continued active recruitment of new Fellows from the ranks of the membership of the Oklahoma Bar Association as well as other significant efforts on behalf of the OBF.

OBF Board of Trustees celebrates Susan B. Shields 2014 Roger Scott Memorial Award announcement.

Susan B. Shields served on the Oklahoma Bar Foundation Board of Trustees from 2007 through 2014, was the 2013 President, and an officer from 2010 through 2014.  Susan served on numerous task force and committees and chaired the Audit Committee for five years, continuing to serve up through 2014.  She received the OBF President’s award for outstanding service during 2010. Susan conducted an OBF financial review each year so that continued grant funding could be evaluated before each grant offering.  She has reviewed audit reports, tax forms and routinely addressed questions of a financial nature for both the Foundation staff and the board.  She has authored many articles for the Foundation and in particular, those on planned giving and Cy Pres Awards to the OBF.  Susan is a tireless worker who served jointly on the OBF Board of Trustees and on the OBA Board of Governors and is the current OBA Vice President as well as the OBF Immediate Past President.  Her opinion is highly valued by the Foundation, the Association and her colleagues.  Susan brought 54 new Fellows to the OBF and a host of Sustaining and Benefactor Fellows.  Susan and OCU Law Dean Valerie Couch were responsible for drafting criteria for the OBF Court Grant Program during 2009 and to date OBF court grants have benefitted 42 different counties across Oklahoma, creating an OBF legacy that will not soon be forgotten.  Susan is truly an ambassador for the Oklahoma Bar Foundation.