strengthening community

United Way's Herbert R. Brown Society (HRBS) engages African American leaders as a "gathering of givers" working together to improve the region. The society is named after Mr. Herbert R. Brown in recognition of his tremendous contributions in supporting advancing community solutions to challenging problems.

HRBS Benefits

Individuals or couples who make an annual gift of $1,000 to United Way to further the impact we have on our community are eligible for membership. As member, you'll enjoy benefits including:


  • Opportunities to engage with one another as active leaders in our community
  • The annual L. Ross Love Memorial Scholarship breakfast
  • Networking and having fun at venues throughout the region -- Reds games, the ATP tennis tournament and more
  • Volunteering with your peers on projects  targeted to meeting needs in United Way's focus areas of education, income and health.

The Ross Love Memorial Scholarship

If you're a qualified African American senior graduating from a Cincinnati Public Schools' high school and considering a career in business, marketing and/or communications, a four-year college scholarship, valued at $2,000 a year, is being offered by the Ross Love Memorial Scholarship Fund coupled with mentoring support.

Learn about a previous winner and how the award helped change her life.

Download the application below and submit it by April 15, 2016 to apply.