About Us

About the Pearl Foundation, Inc.

The Pearl Foundation, Inc., an affiliate of Theta Alpha Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (Long Beach), 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 the mission and goals of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; and 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. will continue its fund raising projects throughout the year on behalf of the Scholarship Program of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Theta Alpha Omega Chapter. Proceeds from our various fund raising efforts will benefit our annual scholarship program for college bound students and implementation of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 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.

History

The Pearl Foundation, Inc. is comprised of members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Theta Alpha Omega Chapter, 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
Chairman

Lisa Young-Skiffer
Vice Chairman

June Riley
Treasurer

Denise Rice
Financial Secretary

Cynthia Terry
Recording Secretary

Tina Morrison
Corresponding Secretary

Board Members:

  • TaMiko Crockett
  • Sophia Griffieth
  • Lillian Griffin
  • Abigail Hooker
  • Vernessie Green-Horn
  • Annette Little
  • Rosalind Moore
  • Rhea Ricard
  • Bertha Sightler
  • Myrtle Smith-Dunson
  • Wendolyn Smith
  • Denis Rice
  • Nicole Starr
  • Gladys Storey

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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Contact Us

The Pearl Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 7073
Long Beach, CA 90807
info@thepearlfoundation.net