Jewish Federation, other nonprofits pay tribute to Aubrey McClendon
The philanthropic endeavors of Aubrey McClendon along with his love for Oklahoma City are themes found throughout the tributes and statements being made in the aftermath of his death on March 2.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City, led by executive director Edie Roodman (pictured), recently released the following statement about McClendon:
"The Jewish Federation shares the Oklahoma City community's tremendous sorrow on the death of Aubrey McClendon. Aubrey's generous spirit and dedication to furthering causes close to his heart left an enduring imprint on our city and state. He jumped at every opportunity to support our work and was always just a personal email away.
The Talmud teaches, 'Every blade of grass has an angel bending over it saying, 'Grow, grow.' Aubrey was OKC's angel, and the city grew strong and beautiful because of his imaginative leadership and passionate philanthropy.
May the memories of Aubrey and all he created forever be an indelible blessing and a comfort for his wife Katie, his children and all of us who counted him a friend."
Other nonprofits have offered tributes via social media:
Positive Tomorrows tweeted: "Sad to hear of Aubrey McClendon's death. We might not be here today if he weren't generous when we needed it. Sending prayers to his family."
Sunbeam Family Services tweeted: "Drive w/headlights on to show respect for the good #AubreyMcClendon did & the positive impact he had on Oklahomans."
And the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools posted a video on its website: