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Community Involvement

McAfee & Taft employees regularly donate their time and resources to a broad range of community organizations that serve the public interest, particularly in the areas of civic, cultural, economic and educational development.

The firm is especially proud of its ongoing relationship with Gatewood Elementary School in Oklahoma City. Since 1999, McAfee & Taft attorneys and staff have served as volunteer tutors, providing the school’s young students with valuable one-on-one attention and learning support. The firm also provides holiday gift packages for each student and sponsors the school’s year-end Super Kids Day celebration. 

Over the years, this relationship has expanded.  In 2000 the McAfee & Taft Foundation, along with our client and good friend Dolese Brothers Inc., provided a new playground. In 2008, the firm sponsored Life Change, a ballroom dancing program designed to teach fifth-grade students teamwork, sportsmanship, social awareness, confidence, self-esteem, goal setting, the value of hard work, manners, etiquette, trust and mutual respect.  Along the way, the kids also learned to dance the fox trot, rumba, cha-cha-cha, swing and salsa. 

The following is a sample list of the more than 150 community organizations to which employees of the firm have contributed their time and personal efforts:

  • 12 & 12
  • Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Board of Governors
  • Allied Arts
  • Ally's House
  • American Agricultural Law Association
  • American Cancer Society - Government Relations Committee
  • American Heart Association/Heart Walk
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Appeals Review Board of Greater Oklahoma City
  • Area Wide Aging Agency
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Arts Council of Oklahoma City
  • Ballet Oklahoma
  • Beacon Club
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Booker T. Washington Foundation for Excellence
  • Boy Scouts of America (Indian Nations Council)
  • Boy Scouts of America (Last Frontier Council)
  • Boy Scouts of America (Philmont Ranch)
  • Boy Scouts of America (Southern Region)
  • Broken Arrow Youth Basketball Association
  • Butterfield Memorial Foundation
  • Calm Waters, Inc.
  • Camp Classen (YMCA)
  • Canterbury Choral Society
  • Carpenter Square Theatre
  • Casady School
  • Center for Children and Families
  • Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity
  • Chamber of Commerce, Business and Industry Council
  • Children’s Medical Research Foundation
  • Children’s Medical Research Institute
  • Christmas Connection
  • Citizens Advisory Council
  • City of Nichols Hills, Environment, Health & Sustainability Commission
  • Cleveland County Family YMCA
  • Colgate University Alumni Corporation
  • Crown Heights/Edgemere Heights Neighborhood Association
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • deadCENTER Film Festival
  • Dean A. McGee Eye Institute
  • Delta Delta Delta Sorority Alumni
  • Downtown Tulsa YMCA
  • Dwight Presbyterian Mission, Inc.
  • East Central University Alumni Association
  • East Main Place
  • Edmond All Sports, Inc.
  • Edmond Public Schools Foundation
  • Ellis/Harvey Airfield Property Owners Association
  • Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy
  • Gatewood Elementary School
  • Goodland Boys Home
  • Governor's Environmental Council for Solid Waste
  • Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce
  • Hillcrest Medical Center Associates
  • i2E, Inc.
  • Incentive Review Committee for the State of Oklahoma
  • Indian Nations Presbytery
  • Individual Artists of Oklahoma
  • Infant Crisis Services, Inc.
  • INFORM / Dangers of Methamphetamines
  • Jewish Children’s Regional Services (New Orleans, LA)
  • Jewish Federation of Oklahoma City
  • Juliette Low Leadership Society
  • Junior Achievement of Greater Oklahoma City
  • Junior Hospitality
  • Junior League of Oklahoma City
  • Junior League of Tulsa
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Kipp Reach College Preparatory
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Latino Community Development Agency
  • Lawyers in the Classroom
  • Leadership Norman
  • Leadership Oklahoma City
  • Leadership Tulsa
  • Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
  • Lyric Theatre Understudies
  • National Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Nature Conservancy
  • Navy League of the United States (Oklahoma City Chapter)
  • Norman Chamber of Commerce
  • Norman Community Foundation
  • Norman Optimists Club
  • Norman Parks and Recreation
  • Norman Planning Commission
  • Norman Public Schools Foundation
  • Norman School Board
  • NVHF – Oklahoma County Housing Preservation Fund, Inc.
  • OCARTS – Transportation Citizen Review Committee
  • Oklahoma Academy for State Goals
  • Oklahoma Arts Institute
  • Oklahoma Bar Foundation
  • Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners
  • Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium
  • Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association
  • Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits
  • Oklahoma Christian Counseling Center
  • Oklahoma City Arts Festival
  • Oklahoma City Employee Benefits Conference
  • Oklahoma City Human Resource Society
  • Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon
  • Oklahoma City Metro Employers Council
  • Oklahoma City Museum of Art
  • Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation
  • Oklahoma City Philharmonic
  • Oklahoma City Philharmonic Associate Board
  • Oklahoma City Philharmonic Foundation
  • Oklahoma City Police Athletic League, Inc.
  • Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation
  • Oklahoma City University Law School Alumni
  • Oklahoma City Youth Leadership Exchange
  • Oklahoma County District Court
  • Oklahoma Creativity Project
  • Oklahoma Foundation for Cardiovascular Research
  • Oklahoma Health Center Foundation
  • Oklahoma Health Lawyers Association
  • Oklahoma Lawyers for Children
  • Oklahoma League of Women Voters
  • Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
  • Oklahoma Outreach Foundation
  • Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission
  • Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics Foundation
  • Oklahoma Securities Commission
  • Oklahoma State Board of Health
  • Oklahoma State Board of Psychology Examiners
  • Oklahoma State Long-Range Capital Planning Commission
  • Oklahoma State University Foundation
  • Oklahoma State University Foundation Board of Governors
  • Oklahoma Technology Commercialization Center
  • Oklahoma Venture Forum
  • Oklahoma Youth Symphonies
  • Oklahoma Zoological Society
  • Operation Aware of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • OU Bizzell Library Society
  • OU College of Arts and Sciences Board of Visitors
  • OU College of Engineering Board of Visitors
  • OU College of Law Board of Visitors
  • OU Medical Center
  • OU School of Geology and Geophysics Alumni Advisory Council
  • OU School of Industrial Engineering Alumni Advisory Board
  • Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City
  • Phi Gamma Delta National Foundation
  • Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma
  • Positive Tomorrows
  • Presbyterian Health Foundation
  • Presbyterian Urban Missions of Oklahoma City
  • Rebuilding Together
  • Redbud Foundation
  • Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oklahoma City
  • Rotary Club of Oklahoma City
  • Saturday School - Association of Churches for the Mentally Retarded
  • Save the Illinois River, Inc.
  • Search Ministries
  • Sirloin Club of Oklahoma
  • Sooner Human Resources Society
  • Southern Nazarene University Foundation
  • Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure — Oklahoma City
  • Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure — Tulsa
  • The Children’s Center
  • The First Tee of Tulsa
  • The Foundation for Tulsa Schools
  • The Homeless Alliance
  • The Jireh Foundation
  • Travelers Aid and Homeless Assistance Center
  • Tulsa Area United Way
  • Tulsa County Sheriff's Association
  • United Jewish Communities
  • United Way of Central Oklahoma
  • University of Central Oklahoma/U.S. Olympic Committee Community Partner Council
  • University of Oklahoma K20 Center of Education and Community Renewal
  • University of Oklahoma NROTC Board of Advisors
  • University of Tulsa Alumni Association
  • Untitled (ArtSpace)
  • Vanderbilt University Engineering Alumni Council
  • Victims Impact Panel, Inc.
  • YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City
  • Young Life in Central Oklahoma
  • Youth Leadership Exchange
  • YWCA of Tulsa