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Personalities: Socialites( Colby Ware, for The Baltimore Sun / May 5, 2012 )
Eddie and Sylvia Brown
This Baltimore philanthropist couple redefines what a socialite is, according to Carla Hayden, Enoch Pratt Free Library CEO. The presence of these two at a fundraising party means they support the cause -- often by much more than the price of a ticket. With Eddie Brown's investing success with Brown Capital Management, the Browns have donated millions to local nonprofit organizations, educational and art institutions. "People know when they see them in a [party] photo, there's some gravitas to it," Hayden said. "And," said Maryland Institute College of Art President Fred Lazarus, "they show this incredible warmth, graciousness and enthusiasm wherever they go.
"Plus, they love to dance. Just don't get in their way when they're doing the slide."