2012 Humanitarians of the Year: Bob and Carole Brown


Sunny Sharma, District Governor Rotary International District 5890, with Carole and Bob Brown.

Sunny Sharma, District Governor Rotary International District 5890, with Carole and Bob Brown.

Longtime Fort Bend residents and philanthropists Robert C. (Bob) and Carole Brown were recently honored as Fort Bend Rotary’s 2012 Humanitarians of the Year.  At an event benefitting the Fort Bend Rotary charities, the Browns were toasted by friends and family members including daughters Jody Noirot and Trudy Onofrey and Herb and Emelia Appel.

For over thirty years, the name Brown has been synonymous with giving in Fort Bend with virtually every community service organization. A businessman in the communications industry for a number of years, Bob has been active in service on several community boards including Child Advocates, Fort Bend Corps, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, Parks Youth Ranch and Sugar Land Heritage Foundation.  He is currently Chairman of the Board of the Greater Fort Bend EDC.

Carol has devoted several years to the Fort Bend community serving as board members of organizations including the Fort Bend Republication Women’s Club, the American Heart Association and The Women’s Center.  She has worked on many ground-breaking fundraising events benefiting Texas War on Drugs, part of former First Lady Nancy Regan’s “Just Say No” drug awareness initiative, along with Operation Rainbow and The Oaks at Rio Bend.

Sunny Sharma, District Governor Rotary International District 5890, said, “Bob and Carole Brown have truly been a role model for affluent people in leading the way to give back to those who are not quite so fortunate.  Almost every charity in Fort Bend County has been touched by their support either through fundraising or through their leadership on various boards. They truly exemplify the Rotary motto of ‘Service Above Self.’”

Congratulations to Bob and Carole Brown on their well-deserved recognition.