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The ExtraordinaryIs Gala Dinner


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.

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Thank you to all our supporters and guests at the 2019 ExtraordinaryIs Gala.


ExtraordinaryIS YOU!


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Sponsors


Presenting Sponsors

The Duckett Family
Mercedes-Benz
Kinetigraf Entertainment

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Con-Real, LP & The Gerald and Candace Alley Foundation
Essence
Baylor Scott & White Orthopedic and Spine Hospital Arlington
Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau
Bank of America

Platinum Sponsors

Ally
Pete DeLongchamps
Dalila Wilson Scott
Kevin Point

Gold Sponsors

Fossil
T. Dallas Smith
Lynnette and Earl Cox
Mary Ann Wall
Carlos Watson
Staci Hallmon
Desmond Smith
Carla Lane
J. Archer Insurance Group
William Tolliver
Rebecca Reynolds
Lawrence Bailey
Rita Hightower
Marc Womack
Gara and Brandon Hill
Morgan Lewis LLP
Xavier Williams
Cherelle and Bruce Jackson
Linda and Dan Dipert
Kristie and Greg Konstans
Jay McIlveen
The Ford, Hicks, and Martin Families
Graham Associates
Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce
Sondra Campbell
Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP
Arlington Today Magazine
Candlelite Inn
Viridian DFW
Texas LIVE!
Arlington ISD Education Foundation
Tara Perry
Mara McNeill
Shannon’s Custom Events
National Hockey League
A Rojo Presentation

Sponsors

Lane Staffing
BET Her
Rent the Runway

Gala Awards


Impact

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.

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.

Scholarship

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.

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