THE PEARL FOUNDATION
A 501c (3) non-profit philanthropic affiliate of Zeta Theta Omega Chapter.
2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mary L. Wright, President
Aria Campbell, Margo Coker, Venosha Craig, Angela Dinkins, Derien Fitzpatrick, Peggy Honaker, Dana K. LaGarde, Michele Jackson, Halle Jones-, Lula Pittman, Brenda Preer, Kayla Richardson, Leah Shaw, Linda Shelton, Tonya Thomas and Marilyn White.
Leona Farris, Emeritus.
The PEARL Foundation is a diverse organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities to empower youth and adults through scholarship. The PEARL Foundation provides mentoring and support services to develop potential community leaders and promote effective Programs, professional Excellence, academic Achievement and Responsible Leadership (PEARL).
Little Miss Fashionetta
Each year, we select a group of local boys and girls to participate in the Fashionetta program. Applicants are required to submit an application and transcript. Participants are expected to have excellent conduct, academic records, high moral character, and be active in their school and community. Over 250 girls and boys in grades 4-6 (ages 9-12) have benefited from participation in the Fashionetta Year and culminating program. It is here that our “Precious Pearls” and their escorts are presented to their parents, family, and friends as young ladies and gentlemen by performing the “Fashionetta Waltz.” Our Fashionetta participants have successfully graduated from high school and graduated from the some of the country’s top universities.
Akron Kids Achieving
A neighborhood partnership program with Schumacher Academy, serving at-risk children in grades four through six, and ages nine to twelve. The program focuses on improving our students’ skills in reading and mathematics. This program is enhanced with cultural and educational field trips. The City of Akron and Akron Community Foundation are funding sources for the Neighborhood Partnership Program.
Dollars for Scholars
The women of Zeta Theta Omega Chapter, as members of The PEARL Foundation, contribute an annual assessment per member, to assist in the funding of scholarship programs in the community. The PEARL Foundation also sponsors several community events and fundraisers.
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