R. Duncan Brown Concludes Term as Board Chair of The SCORE Foundation SCORE Volunteer has Record of Strong Leadership

Washington, D.C.—R. Duncan Brown of Rockford, Ill., has completed his third and final term as board chair of The SCORE Foundation. Brown has headed the foundation’s board since its inception in 2001 and has guided a great expansion in charitable contributions to the foundation.

The mission of The SCORE Foundation is to support and leverage the work of the SCORE Association, “Counselors to America’s Small Business.” SCORE provides free and confidential business advice and training to more than 500,000 entrepreneurs each year. The SCORE Foundation raises funds to help the SCORE Association fulfill its mission of service to the small business community through entrepreneur mentoring and training.

In addition to being the founding chair of The SCORE Foundation, Brown has served as a board director for the SCORE Association since 2000. He has been an active member of the Northern Illinois SCORE Chapter for 13 years. During his local volunteer tenure, Brown held numerous volunteer leadership positions including: district director, chapter chair, vice chair and publicity chair. As chapter chair, Brown’s chapter was honored as the SCORE Chapter of the Year in 1997—the highest national honor for SCORE chapter service to the small business community. Brown also received SCORE's Platinum Service Award for exemplary volunteer service.

Ken Yancey, executive director of The SCORE Foundation, says, “Duncan Brown has been an outstanding guide in leading The SCORE Foundation through its first years.” Yancey adds, “His development and fundraising experience were critical in setting the stage for the foundation’s current and future success.”

Brown was formerly the manager of employee relations at Keystone Steel and Wire Company and a manager of plastics for National Lock. He has more than 18 years experience as a volunteer fundraiser. As a regional director for the Shrine Endowments, Wills and Gifts Committee, the fundraising arm of the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Brown helped raise $266 million for the Shriner’s Hospital. He has also served as president and general campaign chairman for the Rockford Illinois United Way.

The SCORE Foundation was formed in 2001. The SCORE Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to ensuring a lasting legacy of business counseling and training for successful American small businesses by supporting the SCORE Association and its volunteer corps.