President Craig Story
Oklahoma City attorney and community leader D. Craig Story has been named president of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, a charitable organization that recognizes and encourages academic excellence in Oklahoma's public schools.
Story has served as an attorney with Phillips Murrah P.C. since 1993. Among his many civic and community activities, he is a member of Downtown Rotary Club of Oklahoma City, the Committee of 100 and the Oklahoma Zoological Society, for which he served as president. He is active in the Duke University Alumni Association of Oklahoma City and serves on the Colonial Williamsburg National Advisory Council.
“It is an exciting time to be a part of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, which contributes such important and meaningful assistance to our educators and students entrusted with the future of our state and our nation,” Story said. “I look forward to working with my fellow trustees to advance the outstanding programs of the foundation, including academic awards, professional development grants for teachers, youth mentoring, outreach to local education foundations and the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute.”
Story joined the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence board in 2010 and serves on its management and executive committees. Together with his wife and fellow trustee, Marian Joullian Story, he has been closely involved in supporting the foundation’s partnership with Colonial Williamsburg, which annually sends fifth- and now eighth-grade teachers to Colonial Williamsburg for its intensive summer institute in early American history. The Oklahoma fellowship program was started in 1993 by the late Edward Joullian and continues to receive support from the Joullian family. Over the past 24 years, the program has benefited nearly 800 Oklahoma educators.