Awards and Past Beneficiaries

The William "Bill" Brown Distinguished Service Award

Was created in honor of William “Bill” Brown, Sr. to recognize individuals for their tireless service to the development of youth, and community. These individuals have exhibited the dedication, commitment and selfless sacrifice for the betterment of our communities and have had an impact on Colorado and throughout the United States of America.


William “Bill” Brown, Sr.

Walter Wedgeworth

Geta and Janice Asfaw

Vivian L. Kerr

Dr. Collis Johnson, Jr.

Dr. Johnny E. Johnson, Jr.

Clarence Small

Marcus Jackson




Athletics & Beyond

Boys Day, Inc.

Colorado Beautillion-Cotillion, Inc.

Colorado Starlites Drum and Drill Team

Music and Leadership Institute (formerly Jazz C.A.F.E.)

Struggle of Love Foundation

Vision Performance Arts Company


Organizations supported financially 2013 – 2020

Angel’s Cove

Black American West Museum

Churches Usher Union of Colorado

Colorado Black Arts Festival

Colorado Black Women for Political Action

Denver Urban Spectrum Youth Foundation

Friends First

Hope Center

Sack Lunch on Us Project

Sisters in Service

The Retired Enlisted Association