Honoring Owsley Brown

I’ve been touched by the outpouring of emails I received yesterday about the passing of my dear friend Owsley Brown, for whom I wrote a short tribute yesterday.  He obviously has touched so many people’s lives in such a profoundly positive way.  Click here for a lovely obituary in his hometown newspaper this morning.

As promised, I wanted to share with you the ways in which you can honor his memory, according to the wishes of his family.

If you are in the Louisville area, you can pay respect to Owsley and his family at the following events:

Thursday, 9/29, from 3-6 PM: a public visitation will be held at The Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street, on the University of Louisville campus.

Friday, 9/30 at 10 AM, his funeral will be held at Christ Church Cathedral, 421 South Second Street, in downtown Louisville.

The family requests that donations be directed to the Louisville Metro United Way or the Louisville Fund for the Arts, two charities that were very close to Owsley’s heart.

Owsley Brown II lived a life that mattered, one defined by his generosity, compassion, and love of his neighbors, particularly those most vulnerable. If your life was touched by Owsley like mine, or if his story moves you to follow in his example, I strongly encourage you to support the organizations that I linked above.  Thank you.


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