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 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

October 28, 2017
Oklahoma Statewide Student Ethics Challenge (college) Oklahoma Christian University                     Edmond, OK

November 11, 2017
APPE Texas Region Ethics Bowl (college)                          St. Mary's University           San Antonio, TX

March 1-4, 2018
APPE IEB Ethics Bowl (college)                               Palmer House Hotel   Chicago, IL

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

HIGH SCHOOL

2018 events

January 20, 2018
Oklahoma Region High School Ethics Bowl    Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, OKC

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

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