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About the Pearl Foundation, Inc.

The Pearl Foundation, Inc. is a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation. In existence since 1992, the Pearl Foundation, Inc. addresses issues facing our communities with specific emphasis on our young people. Signature programs have included Awards Programs to celebrate outstanding student academic achievement with scholarships and to recognize community leaders whose work supports leadership development programs at the middle and high school levels.

The Pearl Foundation, Inc. is an IRS approved 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. The Pearl Foundation, Inc. raises funds throughout the year with proceeds benefitting our annual scholarship program for college bound students and implementation of initiatives in our target communities.

Our Mission Statement

The Pearl Foundation, Inc.’s Mission is to sponsor projects that benefit the underserved in the greater Long Beach, Carson, Compton, San Pedro and Wilmington communities.

Our Vision Statement

The Pearl Foundation, Inc. will continue to be a successful collaborator with community service organizations, other non-profits and corporations to enhance the lives of the communities we serve.

Our Value Statement

The Pearl Foundation values ethical and fiduciary responsibilities.


The Pearl Foundation, Inc. is comprised of members who are college-trained, African American women. Their backgrounds and experiences cover a variety of disciplines including technology, medicine, dentistry, law, engineering, marketing, education, nonprofit, public policy, etc. They donate their time and expertise to develop creative and innovative programs for the Foundation, while also leveraging partnerships with individuals, businesses and government to further the mission of the organization.

Our Leadership

Board Officers:

Dorothy Harper

Rosalind Morgan
Vice Chairman

Cynthia Terry
Recording Secretary

June Riley

Denise Rice
Financial Secretary

Gladys Storey
Corresponding Secretary

Board Members:

  • Denise Barker
  • TaMiko Crockett
  • Gloria Falls-Taylor
  • Sophia Griffieth
  • Lillian Griffin
  • Abigail Hooker
  • Vernessie Green-Horn
  • Tina Morrison
  • Velma Penn
  • Crystal Williams
  • Terri Williams

Honorary Members:

  • Castella Albright
  • Minnie Douglas
  • Rhonda Dowdy
  • Gloria Y. Hughes
  • Barbara Robinson
  • Mary Washington

In Memoriam:

  • Cavon Freeney-Brown
  • Doris Kendrick
  • Tomasita Spann

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The Pearl Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 7073
Long Beach, CA 90807