Dear Friends and Supporters,
When Ebony Pearls Foundation, Incorporated was established in 1998, one of its primary areas of focus was to promote education and advancement through programs supporting local youth. In partnership with Rho Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Ebony Pearls has provided scholarships to graduating seniors in the Jackson, Mississippi metropolitan area each year since its inception. Through the generosity of supporters like you, over $28,500 in scholarships has been awarded to deserving students in the past three years alone. The foundation remains committed to its mission of “serv[ing] as a catalyst for scholarships” and “enhanc[ing] the quality of life by providing access to necessary resources.”
Ebony Pearls invites your financial support of this year’s scholarship program. Proceeds raised will fund the awarding of scholarships in spring 2019 to high school seniors in Hinds, Madison and Rankin Counties. The doors opened by these scholarships will continue to allow generations of young students to flourish. Our scholarship recipients (which currently number well over 100 since inception) have gone on to become engineers, health care professionals, lawyers, entrepreneurs, educators and much more. Your gift will be recognized by our students, their families and our members as an investment in their academic success as well as in the advancement of our community.
Gifting opportunities are available at various levels, from $1 to $1000. A $500 gift will fund a book scholarship, while a $1000 gift will fund an education scholarship. Funding a book or education scholarship will afford you a plethora of benefits, from listing in the program to naming opportunities to selection of certain scholarship criteria, depending on the level of funding you choose. The potential for positive impact on the lives of local youth through scholarship funding cannot be overstated.
We hope that you will consider funding a scholarship that will educate, enrich and empower students by improving their access to higher education. Please find included with this letter a Donor Package that outlines the benefits of various donor levels, deadlines for submission of donations and methods of payment accepted.