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The 8th Annual ExtraordinaryIS Gala

Friday, November 18th at Live! by Loews in Arlington, Texas

On Friday, November 18, 2022, the Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation will host its 8th 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 and everyday heroes in our community with grants and scholarships.

2021 ExtraordinaryIS Scholarships

The Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation is proud to announce and congratulate our ten extraordinary scholars for 2021.

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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 submissions  open on January 18, 2021.  Applications will be accepted until midnight on April 30, 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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Arlington, TX 76002

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