Keller Rohrback Contributes to OGALLA 31st Gala Dinner and Fundraiser

October 19, 2023
Keil Mueller and Sarah Osborn attend OGALLA Gala

OGALLA, Oregon’s LGBTQIA+ Bar Association, hosts an annual dinner and gala to support the Bill and Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarship, a fund awarded to third-and-fourth-year law students who are dedicated to donating their legal expertise to fight discrimination, particularly in the area of sexual orientation and gender identity. The scholarship was named for Bill and Ann Shepherd, parents of lesbian daughters and a transgender son, who defied death threats in the 1970s to co-found what would become the first chapter in Oregon of the International Federation of Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG).

In 2016 OGALLA, originally known as the Oregon Gay and Lesbian Law Association, became the fiscal sponsor of the Shepherd Scholarship Fund. Keller Rohrback is proud to support the organization in its fundraising efforts benefitting law students who are dedicated to serving and defending the civil rights of the LGBTQIA+ community. This year’s event raised over $16,000 for the scholarship, and was attended by KR Portland attorneys Keil Mueller and Sarah Osborn—Sarah was a Shepherd Scholarship recipient in law school herself, and serves on the Board of OGALLA. The gala took place on Friday, October 13 and featured a drag performance by the evening’s host, Poison Waters.


Bill and Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarship