R. Duncan Brown of Rockford Re-elected Board Chair of The SCORE Foundation

Washington, D.C.—R. Duncan Brown, of Rockford, Ill., was recently re-elected board chair of The SCORE Foundation for a third term. As board chair, Brown guides the foundation’s efforts to encourage the donation of charitable contributions to the foundation. His new one-year term began October 1, 2003.  

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 nearly 400,000 entrepreneurs each year. The SCORE Foundation will raise funds to help the SCORE Association fulfill its mission of service to the small business community, through entrepreneur mentoring and training.

Brown was formerly the manager of employee relations at Keystone Steel and Wire Company and a manager of plastics for National Lock. Brown 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.

Ken Yancey, executive director of The SCORE Foundation says, “Duncan Brown’s experience in coordinating successful fundraising efforts has been integral to the achievements of The SCORE Foundation.” Yancey adds, “He is dedicated to ensuring the success of America’s entrepreneurs.”

In addition to being the founding chair of The SCORE Foundation, Brown serves as a board director for the SCORE Association. 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—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.

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.