On Friday, November 15, 2019, the Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation will host its 5th Annual Awards Gala at Live! By Loews in Arlington, Texas. The ExtraordinaryIs Awards Gala is the marquis, annual event of the Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation. At the Awards Gala, we celebrate and honor local nonprofit organizations, high school and college students, and corporations who have made an extraordinary impact on the local DFW community. We strive to honor the unsung, ordinary, everyday heroes in our community with grants and scholarships.
The event is comprised of a cocktail hour, silent and live auction, awards ceremony, dinner, dancing, and keynote speech. Past keynote addresses have been given by Lynette Khalfani-Cox, Carl Lewis, US Army Master Sergeant Cedric King, and Tyson Durfey. Since 2017, Kevin Frazier, the Emmy Award winning co-host of Entertainment Tonight, has been a special guest and master of ceremonies at the event. To date, we have given out 45 college scholarships, 13 sustaining college grants, 12 impact awards, and have seeded 14 nonprofit organizations. The Awards Gala is our main source of fundraising for the Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation.
The Duckett Family
Con-Real, LP & The Gerald and Candace Alley Foundation
Baylor Scott & White Orthopedic and Spine Hospital Arlington
Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau
Bank of America
Dalila Wilson Scott
T. Dallas Smith
Lynnette and Earl Cox
Mary Ann Wall
J. Archer Insurance Group
Gara and Brandon Hill
Morgan Lewis LLP
Cherelle and Bruce Jackson
Linda and Dan Dipert
Kristie and Greg Konstans
The Ford, Hicks, and Martin Families
Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce
Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP
Arlington Today Magazine
Arlington ISD Education Foundation
Shannon’s Custom Events
National Hockey League
A Rojo Presentation
Rent the Runway
The Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation, Inc. celebrates local companies that work in the local community to help create extraordinary stories of giving and stewardship. Stories about extraordinary businesses that lead by example, create opportunity for employees to volunteer in their community and companies that focus on improving the environment where their employees live and work. The Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation, Inc. looks to publically recognize local businesses nominated for their extraordinary work in the community.
The Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation, Inc. celebrates nonprofit organizations with extraordinary stories. Stories about extraordinary organizations that utilize ordinary resources to solve big problems in the community. The Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation, Inc. has committed to giving away $25,000 over the next five years to local not-for-profit organizations nominated for their extraordinary work in the community.
The Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation, Inc. celebrates extraordinary high school students who utilize ordinary resources to create change in their local community. Scholars who donate their time and talent to give back to the community, to volunteer for local organizations and maintain high academic and athletic performance while doing great work in the community. The Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation, Inc. has committed to giving away $10,000 over the next five years to deserving high school academic scholars and athletes.