The 2017 Darcie Sims Scholarship Winner

The recipient of the 2017 Darcie Sims Scholarship is Gina Mattei from Derby, CT.  Gina’s son Louis died on February 17, 2016.  She and her son David have been devasted.  You may read her submission here: Gina Scholarship submission   We wish Gina and her son David a very hopeful and healing conference.  We know that this will […]

2017 Darcie Sims Compassionate Friends Scholarship

You may be the next recipient of our scholarship to this years Conference.

The Tony Brown Foundation, LLC is pleased to announce that they will be sending one grieving parent to The Compassionate Friends/USA 40th National Conference, on July 28-30th.”Rays of Sunshine, Oceans of Hope . is this years theme for this event being held at the Hilton Bonnett Creek Resort in beautiful Orlando, Florida!

Recipient For The Darcie Sims Memorial Scholarship Announced

We received so many heart touching essays this year.  What an honor to share the stories of your loved ones.  The decision was difficult and we are hoping that in the future we can offer more than one.  This year’s recipient is Janelle Ovunda from Arkansas.  If you would like to read Janelles story about her […]

Darcie Sims Memorial Scholarship to the Compassionate Friends Conference

The Tony Brown Foundation, LLC is pleased to announce that it will be sending one grieving parent to The Compassionate Friends/USA 39th National Conference. July, 2011, I boarded a plane headed to Minneapolis, Minnesota.  It was a place I had longed to go to from years of Listening to A Prairie Home Companion.  This, however, was not […]

The Darcie Sims Memorial Conference Scholarship

The Tony Brown Foundation LLC is pleased to announce that it will be sending ONE grieving parent to The Compassionate Friends/USA 38h National Conference. In 2012, I had the privilege of meeting Darcie Sims at the Costa Mesa Conference!  That was an event that turned my grief journey into one of healing and helping.  I had […]

The TCF scholarship winner’s essay about her experience!

I had the pleasure of meeting Kade’s mom Jenny and his Grandma at this years’ Compassionate Friends Conference.  Jenny had applied for the scholarship to attend her first conference and was chosen for her powerful essay she wrote.  I am truly honored to be able to contribute to the healing of others through the foundation. […]

Bereaved Parents Scholarship Recipient Announced

The foundation is pleased to announce that Terry Wigington from Oklahoma is the recipient of our first BP USA Scholarship. Wishing you a very healing, hopeful and helpful event.   Terry’s story begins on June 9, 2009 when he lost his son Seth in a an accident.  Here is Terry’s journey. My name is Terry […]

2014 Bereaved Parents Gathering Scholarship

The Tony Brown Foundation LLC is pleased to announce that for first time,  we will be sending ONE grieving parent to the  2014 National Gathering for the Bereaved Parents of the USA.  This wonderful gathering is being held July 25-27, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri!  To learn more about this years gathering visit the bereaved parents website. […]

2014 Compassionate Friends Conference Scholarship

The Tony Brown Foundation LLC is pleased to announce that for the third year in a row, we will be sending ONE grieving parent to The Compassionate Friends/USA 36th National Conference. The conference will be held July 11-13 in Chicago!  To learn more about this years conference visit The Compassionate Friends website. .A message from Tony’s Mom: After my […]

New Opportunities Coming Soon!

The Tony Brown Foundation is very busy with new scholarship opportunities!  We hope that these new programs will provide inspiration, opportunity and healing to those who benefit from these exciting adventures in the making.  We are still offering a scholarship to the annual Compassionate Friends National Conference which will be July 11-13th in Chicago.  Be […]