About Us

Linda Brown: Chairman

Linda Brown is Chairman of the MaddocksBrown Foundation, a private foundation focused on health care and rehabilitation, education, elder care, environmental issues and the arts. Born in Key West, Florida, Brown, the daughter of a Navy pilot, moved many times as a child, before finally settling in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. She attended the University of California at Irvine and graduated from California State University at Northridge with a specialization in Chinese History and continued on with graduate work in World History. Brown also studied finance and the stock market and spent her early career in San Francisco working in the brokerage business and also for the Associated Press. The mother of three sons, she always has had an appreciation for the arts and education and its importance to our society and humanity. Brown received the Robert Abell Philanthropic Award from the Los Angeles Commission on Disabilities, and at one time was a docent at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  She also has served as a director of the PBS Foundation, served on the Board of KCET Los Angeles, and currently is on the Board of Councilors of the USC Iovine and Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation.


Since 1998, the MaddocksBrown Foundation and its antecedent foundation has played an instrumental role in preserving and building essential programs and institutions. From higher education and the environment to the arts, human wellness and animal welfare, the foundation focuses on organizations that are the infrastructure of our culture and community. Larger grants have included gifts to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California State University at Northridge, The Music Center of Los Angeles and the University of Southern California.

Russell Brown: Executive Director of Special Projects

Dr. Susan Baker: Vice-President