Ifunanya "Treasure" Okey-Ilo
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Otis & Rosie Brown Foundation has committed $10,000 in support of feeding programs for the DFW community.
Under the leadership of Founder and Board Chair, Thasunda Brown Duckett and Executive Director, Shannon Flowers, ORBF is proud to match Mayor Jeff Williams donation to Mission Arlington. Mission Arlington has been serving the Arlington community since August, 1986. For more information on how you can help during these trying times, please visit missionarlington.org.
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 May 5, 2020, Cinco de Mayo, ORBF will be in Fort Worth to disburse 200 meals through the Soul Good Food truck 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 meals.
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.
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!
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!
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