The Pearl Foundation, Inc. Long Beach, California

About Us

The Pearl Foundation Inc.

A California Nonprofit Public Benefit
Corporation. In existence since 2004.

The Pearl Foundation Inc. is organized to raise funds to develop, foster, promote, and perform general 

charitable programs in the community. Signature programs have included awards programs to celebrate outstanding student academic achievement with scholarships and to recognize community leaders whose work aligns with the Foundation’s mission. 

The Pearl Foundation Inc. is an IRS- approved 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations and fundraising efforts benefit student scholarships and community programs.



The mission of the Pearl Foundation Inc. is to elevate the lives of youth, women, and families in underserved communities of Long Beach and surrounding areas.

Our Leadership

Board Officers

  • Dorothy Harper, Chairman
  • Rosalind Morgan, Vice Chairman
  • Sophia Griffieth, Recording Secretary
  • Gladys Storey, Corresponding Secretary
  • Tina Robinson,  Treasurer
  • Vernessie Green Horn, Financial Secretary

Board Members

  • Ardelia Aldridge
  • Denise Barker
  • Erin Cox
  • Lori Carter Muhammad
  • Rhonda Dowdy
  • Sophia Griffieth
  • Lillian Griffin
  • Susan Jacobs
  • Renita Johnson
  • Damita Myers Miller
  • Danaette Page
  • June Riley
  • Wendolyn Smith
  • Crystal Williams
  • Terri Williams
  • Programs

    The Pearl Foundation is dedicated to providing programs of service that enhance the social, economic, and educational well- being of the communities that it serves. Through collaboration with local organizations, the Pearl Foundation provides informational workshops, spearheads awareness campaigns and participates in community projects which assist families in locating networks of support.


    The Pearl Foundation supports charitable projects and provides activities that increase awareness of resources and opportunities to address the needs of families in underserved communities of Long Beach. Projects include Breast Cancer Awareness and Heart Health Campaigns, food baskets for families at Thanksgiving and Easter and toys for the Annual Holiday Toy Drive.


    The Pearl Foundation in collaboration with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®; Theta Alpha Omega Chapter, has invested more than $70,00 in supporting community projects over the last decade. More than $100,000 has been awarded in scholarships to area college-bound high school seniors.


    Your tax-deductible donation will help fund our community service programs and provide scholarships for deserving students.

    Donate via Paypal below or mail a check donation to:

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

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