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2020 ExtraordinaryIs Scholarships


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The Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation is proud to announce and congratulate our ten extraordinary scholars for 2020.

Kendall Johnson

Essence Jefferson

Sarah Lewis

Xaria Williams

Kenedi Houston

Mark Grey

Karlondra Smith

Tarik Lbayad

Nia Altman

Ifunanya "Treasure" Okey-Ilo

DONATE TO ORBF ON NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY SEPTEMBER 17TH!

North Texas’ North Texas Giving Day is LIVE! A little goes a long way, you can make your #NTxGivingDay gift to #ORBF now until September 17th!!!  This historic community event is a giving extravaganza that benefits local nonprofits, like ORBF, and makes a huge difference in our community.  In 2019, NTXGD raised $50,192,976 in a single day for non profit programs in our metroplex. Please give what you can to support our commitment to empowering ordinary people to make an extraordinary impact. Support ORBF and the ExtraordinaryIS movement here: https://northtexasgivingday.org/npo/otis-and-rosie-brown-foundation. 
Let’s make our metroplex a better place together! We THANK YOU in advance! 

#ORBF #ExtraordinaryIS #Giving #NTxGivingDay #Charity #DoGood #BeKind



ORBF DISTRIBUTED $10,000 FOR COVID-19 PANDEMIC RESPONSE

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Otis & Rosie Brown Foundation committed and distributed $10,000 in support of feeding and community programs in the DFW metroplex.

Under the leadership of Co-Founder and Board Chair, Thasunda Brown Duckett and Executive Director, Shannon Flowers, ORBF proudly matched Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams‘ donation of $2,500 to Mission Arlington. Mission Arlington has been serving the Arlington community since 1986 providing food, clothing, shelter, and job opportunities to those in need. 

On May 5, 2020, Cinco de Mayo, ORBF disbursed over 250 meals from the Soul Good Food Truck in the Fairmount Southside Historic District in partnership with Atmos Energy and the City of Fort Worth.  ORBF also partnered with Potter's House Church of Dallas providing $2,500 for the distribution of family meals.

ORBF gave $2,500 to the Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Ministry's Turn Around Agenda High School Hero's Program. Their event took place on Friday, July 31, 2020 on Facebook and YouTube Live.  Our donation went towards 25 Senior scholarships who maintained a 3.0 GPA or higher and submitted a reference letter for acceptance into the program.  The students attended the following high schools: Carter; Kimble; Lancaster; and Duncanville. Each student was featured during the live cast, stating where they are graduating from and what college they will be attending.

On Saturday, August 15, 2020, ORBF partnered with Soul Good Food Truck to provide box lunches for the doctors, nurses, and support staff at Cooks Children Medical Center in Fort Worth.  ORBF also handed out  $500 in school supplies to the patients.


Join the Movement


What does extraordinary mean to you?

The ExtraordinaryIS movement seeks to improve our community by finding and rewarding ordinary people who have the conviction to achieve extraordinary goals with limited resources. Join us in honoring and celebrating these extraordinary heroes in our community.

The city of Arlington honors the Thasunda Brown-Duckett, Founder and CEO of the Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation

Extraordinary Scholars


Nominate a student today for the 2021 ExtraordinaryIS Scholarship Award!  Do you know an extraordinary high school senior who gives back to the community? The Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation  provides scholarships to these unsung heroes in our local area high schools. The 2021 application submission deadline will be announced in January 2021.  Awardees will be announced by the end May, 2021.

We also offer a Renewal Sustaining Grant for past ExtraordinaryIS Scholars to continue their college education. Returning ExtraordinaryIS Scholars should reapply using the same submission form. We look forward to hearing from you.  Good luck pursuing your higher education dreams!

Extraordinary Nonprofits


Do you know of an extraordinary Texas-based tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with an extraordinary story? The Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation's ExtraordinaryIS grant program recognizes ordinary people doing extraordinary things with limited resources in our community. Nominate your favorite nonprofit organization for an ExtraordinaryIS Award today!

Extraordinary Impact


The ExtraordinaryIS Impact Award says thank you to outstanding individuals who impact our community in positive ways. Nominate your favorite community advocate for the ExtraordinaryIs Impact Award today.

Extraordinary SLAMfest


SLAMfest is our annual basketball tournament and fundraiser at Sam Houston High School benefiting the Arlington Independent School basketball programs. Our event also raises money and provides school supplies to children in need across the DFW metroplex. 

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Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation, Inc.
7220 Fossil Rim Trail
Arlington, TX 76002
800-822-1140

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Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.