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Stuart Brown

Arby’s Foundation
Executive Director
Stuart Brown is the Executive Director for the Arby’s Foundation, the charitable arm of Arby’s. Over the past 30 years, the Arby’s Foundation has donated more than $85 million to various youth-related causes across America. Under his leadership the Foundation has grown it’s restaurant fundraising program by over 60% in four years. Stuart also championed the move to add youth empowerment and career readiness to the Foundation’s continuing commitment to end childhood hunger.

Before joining the Foundation in 2014, Stuart developed his passion for leveraging innovation to promote community impact while working for Fortune 500 companies, industry-leading non-profits and a West African start-up. He is an alumnus of Auburn University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering as well as the Kellogg School of Management where he earned his MBA.

Prior to trading in his wanderlust for a mortgage and his hiking books for cases of diapers, Stuart could frequently be found traveling the world in search of the next great backcountry adventure, playing marathon games of Ultimate Frisbee, mentoring teenagers, or chasing sunsets in his beloved Jeep Wrangler. These days, Stuart can most consistently be found living his favorite adventure: doing life with his wife and two sons. Although occasionally, if you know when and where to look, you’ll find Stuart riding his bike, going for a run, or donating some money at the local neighborhood poker night.