The Cleveland Foundation African American Philanthropy Committee welcomes Baltimore philanthropists Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown virtually to continue the conversation on “Disrupting the Cultural Landscape Through Philanthropy” that began at this summer’s first-ever, all-virtual African American Philanthropy Summit.
From 6:15-7:15 p.m. on Tues., Nov. 10, the Browns will join moderator Margaret Bernstein, director of advocacy and community initiatives at WKYC-TV, via Zoom to discuss their approach to strategic philanthropy and share how they have successfully influenced others’ charitable giving to support the community.
Eddie and Sylvia Brown are active philanthropists in the Baltimore metropolitan area, and their family foundation, established at the Baltimore Community Foundation, supports charitable organizations addressing needs in the areas of health care, the arts and K-12 education. A key component of their philanthropy is aimed at helping nonprofits that serve African American communities as well as organizations that celebrate the contributions of African Americans.
Eddie C. Brown is the chair and chief executive officer of Brown Capital Management, a firm he founded in 1983. Eddie boasts more than 40 years of investment experience, serving as VP and portfolio manager at T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. for 10 years before starting his own firm.
Sylvia Brown has a career pattern divided between education and business. She taught middle school in New Jersey and New York, and also at Baltimore City Community College, where she served as the assistant director of Admissions and Registration for five years. On the business side, Sylvia worked for 13 years in property development and management for the Brown family’s real estate in Baltimore.
“2020 Vision: Disrupting the Cultural Landscape Through Philanthropy — The Conversation Continues with Eddie and Sylvia Brown” will feature insights on the power of strategic giving from these prominent voices in the philanthropic and business communities. The event is a continuation of the themes raised May 30, 2020, when Valeisha Butterfield Jones, business leader and CEO of the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network, addressed nearly 200 participants at the African American Philanthropy Summit hosted by the Cleveland Foundation African American Philanthropy Committee.
Register for free to join this important conversation via: https://bit.ly/34zBv5j.