A longtime advocate for mental health issues, retired Oklahoma County District Judge Nancy Coats-Ashley was instrumental in the creation of the first mental health court in the southwest United States. Through her experience with defendants who were dealing with mental illness, she recognized the need for an alternative path that could lead to treatment and rehabilitation rather than incarceration.
And when she was looking for a way to continue making a difference, we helped her find the perfect charitable solution. The Oklahoma City Community Foundation helped Judge Coats-Ashley further her community legacy through the creation of an advised fund that will permanently support causes important to her, like Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc. In addition, we helped her create a scholarship for graduate students studying mental health services.
Whether you’re interested in creating a charitable fund to support your favorite causes or providing scholarships for students, we can help you customize the perfect solution for your giving needs. Learn more about our fund options: occf.org/fundoptions.