About the SEED Foundation

The mission of the Student Education and Ethics Development Foundation (SEED Foundation, formerly known as the OK Ethics Foundation), is to support initiatives on various campuses throughout the state in promoting integrity education and ethical decision making. One of the biggest events of the year is the annual Oklahoma Statewide Student Ethics Challenge which involves undergraduate university students who present arguments on a variety of ethical issues. The day-long event requires weeks of preparation and provides an opportunity for students to crystallize their thinking through dilemmas involving personal and professional integrity. Ultimately, this helps prepare them for difficult issues they may encounter in the workplace.

The teams debate and defend their moral assessment of some of the most troubling and complex ethical issues facing society today. Questions address a wide array of topics in business and professional ethics in personal relationships as well as social and political affairs.

MISSION

Through educational initiatives, promote and cultivate ethical thinking and practical decision making for positive results today and tomorrow. 

VISION

Inspire a culture of integrity.

Guiding Principles

  • Wisdom: Discern best course of action based on experience and facts, knowing when to seek guidance
  • Respect: Selflessly honoring the inherent dignity of others
  • Service: Subordination of self toward the fulfillment of duty
  • Courage: Having the strength to overcome fear and adversity to do what is right
  • Responsibility: Taking the initiative to fulfill commitments even in the face of challenges; demonstrating accountability to stakeholders
  • Honesty: Being truthful in thought, word and deed, while demonstrating a sincere concern for others

Board Members

  Co-President,   Development       Chair/Student Initiatives Committee -  Colin Schoonover

Co-President, Development       Chair/Student Initiatives Committee -
Colin Schoonover

  Co-President,  Administration  Shannon Hiebert

Co-President,  Administration Shannon Hiebert

  Former President   Pam Fountain-Wilks

Former President

Pam Fountain-Wilks

  Secretary Chair/Corporate Governance Committee -           Tony Scott

Secretary
Chair/Corporate Governance Committee -         
Tony Scott

  Treasurer   Joe Walker

Treasurer

Joe Walker

 Director  Kellie Mathis

Director

Kellie Mathis

  Director   Jami J. Fenner, J.D.

Director

Jami J. Fenner, J.D.

  Director   Bob Byrne

Director

Bob Byrne

  Director   Deborah J. Hill Burroughs

Director

Deborah J. Hill Burroughs


COLLEGE

2017-18 events

Spring, 2018 (TBD) Educator's Workshop Location TBD

October  2018 (TBD)
Oklahoma Statewide Student Ethics Challenge (college) Location TBD

November 2018 (TBD)
APPE Texas Region Ethics Bowl (college)                          St. Mary's University           San Antonio, TX

March 2019 (TBD)
APPE IEB Ethics Bowl (college)                              Location TBD

HIGH SCHOOL

2018 events

April 20-22, 2018
National High School Ethics Bowl                             Chapel Hill, NC

Spring, 2018 (TBD) Educator's Workshop Location TBD

July 20-22, 2018                1st Annual Summer High School Ethics Bowl Invitational                  DePauw University            Green Castle, IN

January 2019 (TBD)
Oklahoma Region High School Ethics Bowl    Location TBD

- FINANCIAL SUPPORT -

The Foundation is a 501c3 organization specifically geared to reach university and high school campuses.  It is primarily supported through earmarked portions of dues from the OK Ethics Consortium as well as other generous donations such as those made by the Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma and Express Employment Professionals.  Volunteers from across Oklahoma contribute time to make the SEED Foundation initiatives a success.

- 2017-2018 executive donors ($2,500) -

- 2016-2017 vision donors ($15,000) -

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- 2016-2017 grant donors (>$20,000) -