Eddie and Sylvia Brown are Marylanders of the Year

Marylanders of the Year Named

BALTIMORE - Philanthropists Eddie and Sylvia Brown are the Marylanders of the Year.

The couple has given more than $22 million dollars to various charities over the past 15 years.

Today the Maryland Historical Society awarded the Browns "Marylanders of the Year."

The Browns established a charity foundation, The C. Sylvia  and Eddie C. Brown Family Foundation in 1996.

The couple's $1 million challenge grant gift to the Enoch Pratt Library is the largest donation extended to the library  in its 129 year history.

The Browns also underwrote a number of full scholarships for African American students to attend MICA.

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