Howard University, a private federally chartered historically black research university in Washington, DC has received a $5 million gift from Eddie C Brown and C Sylvia Brown to help students facing financial barriers.

Eddie Brown is the founder, chairman and chief executive of Brown Capital Management, a Baltimore-based asset management firm. This gift marks the largest alumni gift to Howard University in the school’s history.

Howard University president Dr Wayne A I Frederick, said: “We are extremely grateful to Eddie and Sylvia for making this historic gift to Howard University. The Grace Grant has helped to eliminate financial barriers to education for Howard students, and I am thrilled that the Browns were inspired to commit such a generous gift to this important fund. My hope is that students will be inspired by their story and generosity and that others in our alumni community will consider the many ways they, too, can impact current and future generations of Howard students.”    

Date published: 15 October 2021

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