McAfee & Taft attorney Michael Joseph was honored by Leadership Oklahoma City with its 2011 Distinguished Leadership Award. The award recognizes exceptional Leadership OKC alumni who have made significant and notable contributions for the betterment of their communities.
Michael Joseph was recognized at the Leadership Oklahoma City annual awards lunch and presented a cash award of $3,500, which he designated be donated to three local nonprofit organizations.
On awarding the 2011 Distinguished Leadership Award to Michael Joseph, Leadership Oklahoma City Executive Director Beth Shortt said, “Mike Joseph often invokes architect Daniel Burnham’s exhortation to ‘Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood … Make big plans, aim high in hope and work,’ and he personally casts huge plans for so many community organizations. But Mike is not one of those who conjures the big ideas and leaves it to others to work out the details. He’s on the finest points too, and often it seems that he could only accomplish as much as he does by magic. He is certainly a nonprofit’s dream volunteer, and the epitome of distinguished leadership.”
Michael Joseph serves on numerous community, civic, and educational boards, advisory boards, selection committees, task forces and advisory committees. His current involvement includes serving on the boards of directors for the Butterfield Memorial Foundation, Children’s Hospital Foundation, Dean McGee Eye Institute, Leadership Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Arts Institute, Oklahoma City Philharmonic and Oklahoma City Philharmonic Foundation, Oklahoma Health Center Foundation, Potts Family Foundation, Presbyterian Health Foundation, FOODLINK – Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and United Way of Central Oklahoma.