The purpose of The Brown Foundation, Inc. is to distribute funds for public charitable purposes, principally for support, encouragement and assistance to education, the arts and community service.

Sewanee actively participates with the Brown Foundation Tutorial Fellowship. The Brown Foundation Tutorial Fellowship was established in 1971 by a gift from the Brown Foundation of Houston, Texas. An endowed fund enables the University to appoint distinguished scholars to teach for a limited period of time in one of the disciplines represented in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Recent Brown Foundation Fellows:

Laurie Fowler, Earth & Environmental Systems 2017-2018
Sarah Gardner, American Studies 2016-2017
Karen Proctor, Southern Appalachian & Place-Based Studies 2016-2017
Antonio Momplet, Spanish and Art & Art History 2016-2017
Phoebe Kajubi, International & Global Studies 2015-2016
William Henry Lewis, English 2015-2016
Sean Patrick O'Rourke, Rhetoric 2015-2016
Thomas Francis Banchoff, Mathematics 2014-2015
Rev. Canon Dr. Gideon Baguma Byamugisha, Political Science and International & Global Studies 2013-2014
Antonio Momplet, Spanish and Art & Art History 2013-2014
Hagen Findeis, International & Global Studies 2012-2013
Jessica Wohl, Art & Art History 2011-2012
Prakash Wright, Music 2011-2012
Norman Adrien Desbiens, Philosophy 2010-2011
Marilyn Nelson, English 2010-2011
Antonio Momplet, Spanish and Art & Art History 2009-2010
Kim Teresa Gallon, History 2009-2010