Dedication of the Dr. Robert W. and Lynn H. Browne Rooftop Garden at Porter Hills Village
Dr. Robert W. Browne’s success in the fields of dentistry and business was influenced by many facets of his early life – from growing up with his hard-working grandparents during the Depression, to the discipline he learned as a 19-year-old serving in World War II. As a young man, Dr. Browne was driven to set and achieve goals and to serve others.
“Gratitude holds no bias. It only seeks to return a kindness that someone chose to bestow on another.” Dr. Browne’s quote illustrates his passion for giving back, whether to his hometown of Coldwater, Michigan; to his alma mater, the University of Michigan, where he graduated from dental school and earned an advanced degree in orthodontics; or to the Porter Hills Foundation in support of older adults and our team members who provide excellent care and service.
Last summer, Dr. Browne provided a generous gift which supports both the Porter Hills Foundation’s Team Member Scholarship fund and the creation of the Rooftop Garden at Porter Hills Village, named for Dr. Browne and his late wife, Lynn.
This week, the Porter Hills Foundation hosted a dedication of the new Rooftop Garden with an Ice Cream Social. Dr. Browne, his son, Jim, and other family, friends, and Porter Hills residents were on hand to celebrate and enjoy ice cream treats in the beautiful new space.
“My parents have always been philanthropic and particularly interested in the pursuit of education,” says Dr. Browne’s son, Jim. “In addition, Porter Hills has taken care of many of my parents’ friends. Dad has always been impressed with the care provided at Porter Hills, where he now lives. A gift that supports the educational pursuits and career goals of Porter Hills team members seems like a natural fit for my dad.”