Tiffani Rose Brown
COMPANY: G.L.A.M. Gives Back Foudation
When one sees Tiffani Rose Brown, his or her thoughts might initially default to how beautiful she is. However, to dig below the surface of her beauty is to meet a 29-year-old young lady who is career focused and business savvy. Brown is a graduate of Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in English, as well as, a graduate of Troy University with a Masters in Public Administration and Public Human Resource Management. Not only is she a two-time college grad, she is also the mastermind behind the G.L.A.M. Gives Back Foundation.
Brown credits her mother for teaching her how to “learn to give back.” When she was three years old, Brown would help her mom give out food to those in need. And though, at the time, she didn’t understand the significance, this is ultimately what led Brown to pursue a nonprofit while simultaneously running another business called Politics and Pumps.
G.L.A.M. is an acronym for Generosity, Love, And Mindfulness. G.G.B.F is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to “assist the U.S. and international countries with education, sex trafficking awareness, AIDS awareness and domestic abuse victims affected by acid burns.” Through this organization, Brown would like to make an impact on the lives of people affected by such epidemics. This noble cause requires quite the extensive involvement on her part.
Currently, one of G.G.B.F’s goals is to raise $5,000 in donations for acid burn victims through the Beauty for Bravery campaign. The organization is also collecting skincare items to donate to the acid burn victims. Another goal, set for 2015, is to raise $5,000 to aid sex traffic victims. Brown looks to accomplish these goals through partnerships with local and global sponsors in the form of nonprofits, community organizers, grassroots organizations, makeup artists, cosmetics companies and celebrities. G.G.B.F’s sponsors for 2014 are State Farm and Microsoft Company.
When asked who her motivators are, Brown says, “I would definitely say my daughters. I want to leave them something they can be proud of.” The idea of being able to leave her children a legacy, an example of what they can accomplish in the future, is fuel as Brown runs both her business and nonprofit. Brown’s stance on what defines success: “It’s a whole lot of things, but I would say, overall, success is having a vision and having a dream and taking a chance just to go for it. It’s kind of scary, but you never know what you can do unless you just go for it.”
The personal motto that Brown lives by is a quote from the late Mahatma Gandhi: “Be the change you wish to see.” It is evident through Brown’s nonprofit initiatives that she truly lives by this philosophy. Brown’s advice to other young entrepreneurs pursuing their dreams is to “be organized and don’t be scared to jump in head first. Just experiment and kind of learn from the people around you. Focus on what they’re doing and learn from their mistakes and try to build something.” The G.L.A.M. Gives Back Foundation is a reflection of Brown practicing what she teaches. She is fearlessly jumping in head first, and becoming the change she wishes to see.