20th Anniversary of Good Apple Dinner, Event Honoring Legal Heroes and Organizations that Give Back


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Kelli Johnson
Texas Appleseed

Charmaine Tang
Good Apple Dinner Committee Co-Chair

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Appleseed, a public interest justice center, will honor A. Shonn Brown and the late Clarence B. Brown III with the 2022 J. Chrys Dougherty Good Apple Award at its annual Good Apple Dinner on November 17, 2022. The nonprofit will also present the 2022 Pro Bono Leadership Awards to Deloitte and Enoch Kever PLLC. The Good Apple Dinner honors leaders in the legal profession and other advocates whose contributions have improved the lives of Texans and their communities. 2022 marks the 26th anniversary of the nonprofit and the 20th anniversary of the event.

Good Apple Award
A. Shonn Brown and the late Clarence B. Brown III will receive the nonprofit's highest honor for their devotion to advancing equity and their impact on the Dallas community and beyond. 

Ms. Brown is a dedicated corporate leader. She serves as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for global litigation at Kimberly-Clark. She is immediate past chair of the Texas Women’s Foundation, chair-elect of the Hockaday School, and a member of the Dallas Museum of Art and The Village Giving Circle boards. She is a celebrated community leader passionate about advancing gender and racial equity. She has appeared in D CEO’s “Top 500 Business Leaders in Dallas,” Texas Monthly’s “Texas Super Lawyers” and “Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texas,” and Texas Lawyer’s “Extraordinary Minority Lawyers.” Shonn is a recipient of the Dallas Business Journal’s “Top Women in Business” and “Top Minorities in Business” awards.

Mr. Brown was a beloved member of the Dallas legal community and a strong advocate for advancing racial equity. He passed away last year. Clarence was Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary at Kronos Worldwide. He was committed to helping Black students succeed and was actively involved in Dallas’ nonprofit community. He served on the boards of Community Partners of Dallas, Readers 2 Leaders, St. Philip’s School and Community Center, Parish Episcopal School, and the Dallas Chapter of Jack and Jill of America. He and Shonn met early in his legal career while they were both attorneys at Locke Lord LLP. Clarence served as Corresponding Secretary of the J.L. Turner Legal Association and on the Texas General Counsel Forum statewide Board of Directors, Dallas Chapter Board, and as Dallas Chapter President.

Pro Bono Leadership Awards
Deloitte Consulting, LLP and Enoch Kever PLLC were both exemplary partners to Texas Appleseed who helped spur positive change. 

Deloitte, the international professional services company, has become a key partner in organizing Texas Appleseed’s operations through its stepupATX program. This program taps a range of Deloitte professionals for both pro-bono and skills-based volunteering. They researched and recommended best practices to enhance Texas Appleseed data management infrastructure. More recently, Deloitte assembled an outcome-based operating model aimed at increasing cross-programmatic work. 

Enoch Kever PLLC has steadily worked to support Texas Appleseed’s Fair Financial Services project. The law firm has assisted Texas Appleseed with legal research and writing in support of our nonprofit’s work to build local protections against predatory payday and auto title lending practices. The firm has drafted amicus briefs, assessed local ordinance approaches, and provided other support to Texas Appleseed staff. Enoch Kever has been an invaluable partner over many years to reform harmful lending practices and expand access to fair credit. 

Honorees are selected by the Texas Appleseed Board of Directors. This year’s event chairs are Charmaine and George Tang. Table sponsorships are available now for the event at the Four Seasons hotel in Austin on November 17.

About Texas Appleseed
Texas Appleseed is a public interest justice center. Our nonprofit works to change unjust laws and policies that prevent Texans from realizing their full potential. We anchor a dynamic network of pro bono partners and collaborators to develop and advocate for innovative and practical solutions to complex issues. Texas Appleseed also conducts data-driven research that uncovers inequity in laws and policies and identifies solutions for lasting, concrete change. The many issues on which we work are united by the goal of greater justice. Visit www.texasappleseed.org, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn.