Nonprofit Texas Appleseed will honor A. Shonn Brown and the late Clarence B. Brown III with the J. Chrys Dougherty Good Apple Award at the 20th annual Good Apple Dinner on November 17. The Pro Bono Leadership Awards will be presented to Deloitte Consulting and Enoch Kever. The event honors legal leaders and advocates whose contributions have improved the lives of Texans.
The Good Apple Award is the public interest justice center’s highest honor. A. Shonn Brown, a community leader who is passionate about gender and racial equity, is vice president of and deputy general counsel for global litigation to Kimberly-Clark. She is the Texas Women’s Foundation immediate past chair, Hockaday School chair-elect, and a member of the boards of the Dallas Museum of Art and the Village Giving Circle.
Clarence B. Brown III was a beloved Dallas legal leader and advocate for advancing racial equity, especially committed to helping Black students succeed. He served on the boards of Community Partners of Dallas, Readers 2 Leaders, St. Philip’s School and Community Center, Parish Episcopal School, and the Dallas chapter of Jack and Jill of America. He was vice president of, general counsel to, and corporate secretary of Kronos Worldwide. He and A. Shonn Brown met as attorneys at Locke Lord, later marrying. Clarence was the corresponding secretary of the J.L. Turner Legal Association and was on the Texas General Counsel Forum statewide board of directors and Dallas chapter board as a director and president.
Deloitte, an international professional services company, helped Texas Appleseed organize its stepupATX program. The program uses Deloitte professionals for pro bono and skills-based volunteering. They researched and recommended best practices for data management and put together an operating model to increase cross-programmatic work.
Enoch Kever has supported Texas Appleseed’s Fair Financial Services project, assisting the nonprofit with legal research and writing to build protections against predatory payday and auto title lending practices. The firm has also drafted amicus briefs and assessed local ordinance approaches.
For more information about Texas Appleseed and its awards, go to texasappleseed.org.