Alumni Achievement Award Recipient

Mrs. C. Sylvia Brown, L.A., B.S., 1962
In the Field of Business

Mrs. C. Sylvia Brown is a principal of Brown Capital Management, Inc. of Baltimore, Maryland, one of the country’s leading African-American investment management firms. Mrs. Brown, a noted philanthropist with her husband Eddie, established the Brown Capital Management Fund and the Brown Capital Lecture Series with a $250,000 endowment at the Howard University School of Business. Renowned arts patrons, they also donated $6 million to the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Mrs. Brown has divided her professional pursuits between education and business. She taught in middle school in Red Bank, New Jersey, and in Hyde Park, New York. Locally, she taught at Baltimore City Community College and for five years, she was assistant director of Admissions and Registration. For the last thirteen years, she managed the family’s real estate holdings in Baltimore City.

 An active volunteer, Mrs. Brown is currently on the board of The Woodbourne Center, Center Stage, Baltimore Museum of Art, Nominating Committee of Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, African-American Steering Committee of the Walters Art Museum, and Development Committee of the Community Foundation. She is also a member and volunteer of the Women’s Network of the Enterprise Foundation, and a member of the Ripkin Society of Baltimore Reads.

A native of rural King William County, Virginia, Mrs. Brown graduated valedictorian of her high school class. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Howard University, and a Master of Science degree in Health Education from Indiana University.

Mrs. Brown is married to Mr. Eddie C. Brown, and she enjoys traveling, cycling, and golf. One of her biggest joys is spending time with her four-year-old grandson.