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FINAL DCPearls III Fdn Annual Report 2018

D . C . P e a r l s I I I F o u n d a t i o n , I n c o r p o r a t e d




Impacting Our

Community With

Services & Scholarships

Impacting Our Community



A Look Inside

Who We Are


Board of Directors


What We Do

Our Impact


Community Service

How We Operate






Board of


OFFICERS: The mission of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

President & Chairman, Sharon B. Falby Incorporated® is to cultivate and encourage high
Vice President, Holli Townsend scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and

VP for Development, Phyllis Throckmorton friendship among college women, to study and help
Corporate Secretary, Angela Thompson alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order
Financial Secretary, Sandra Montgomery to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive
Assistant Financial Secretary, Sharelle Stagg interest in college life, and to be of “Service to All

Treasurer, Jacqueline Hardy Mankind”.
Assistant Treasurer, Angela Thornton-Young

Member At Large, Doxie McCoy Rho Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,
Incorporated® works to support the mission of Alpha
APPOINTED: Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. In doing so, Rho Mu Omega

Executive Director, Saundra Roberts strives to help meet the educational, health, cultural,
Parliamentarian, Darlene Allen technological, social, and economic demands of the
Attorney Advisor, Teresa Scott Washington, D.C. metropolitan area community, while

fostering lifelong relationships among professional
EX OFFICIO: women, and encouraging and promoting leadership
Arnitra Duckett development.

LaDonia Wilkins
D.C. Pearls III Foundation, Inc. is the nonprofit
BOARD MEMBERS: fundraising arm of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,

Kashana Fair Incorporated®, Rho Mu Omega Chapter. D.C. Pearls III
Holli Holiday was established to aggressively pursue grants,
Lois Hayes-Howerton corporate sponsorships and other donations to support

Dana Lucas the scholarship funds and community service programs
Caneka McNeil of Rho Mu Omega Chapter. Our scholarship funds
Makeda Okolo provide financial support to high school graduates from

Shani Walker the District of Columbia Public Schools who wish to
continue their education at Historically Black Colleges
and Universities (HBCUs).



From the President,

Sharon B. Falby

Dear Board of Directors and Members,

As President of the D.C. Pearls III Foundation, it is my honor to share the Foundation’s

accomplishments in this 2018 Annual Report. The report captures the work we have
done in the community via our program initiatives, and additionally outlines our financial status and lists
our donors.

Fundraising to impact our community speaks to the overarching guiding principles that were developed in
2018: Engagements and Commitments = Community Impact. This was indicative of how we operated
throughout the year; we maximized fundraising for programs by minimizing members’ out-of-pocket

expenses while increasing our service to the community.

Our success was based on the dedication and commitment of our 247 members devoted not only to this

year, but to the past 17 years. Our fundraising strategies were expanded to include Amazon Smile, DC One
Fund, along with our continued participation in Giving Tuesdays. Because of our donor management
software, we can receive general donations directly from our web page. We were very successful with

our Treasured Pearl Package and our Jazz Brunch Auction.

In 2018, we were committed to impacting our community through various programs and activities: over
$20,000 in scholarships were awarded to high school seniors and continuing college students; we
provided 350 backpacks filled with school supplies for select elementary schools in the District of
Columbia; and donated $7,700 to the Alzheimer’s Association and American Heart Association. In addition,

we provided a record number of seasonal wraps for students at Bright Beginnings and restocked their
pantry with over 250 non-perishable items for over 100 families. Every aspect of service impacted our

community and met the goals and expectations we targeted.

The community impact cited in this report is the result of an exceptional Board of Directors, dedicated

members and sponsors. We thank you for your commitment to the D.C. Pearls III Foundation. No matter
what challenges we face in our Washington, DC and neighboring communities, we -as an organization- are
committed to serve as best as we can.




From the Executive Director

Saundra R. Roberts

Dear Members,

What a wonderful and fabulous 2018!

We hosted two exciting fundraisers with exemplary support and outstanding
contributions from our members that resulted in expanding our donor reach. Our
online fundraising campaigns welcomed the addition of DoMore24. We also launched
our new donor management platform that will facilitate increased communications

with our supporters to thank them for their generosity and partnering with us to
impact our community.

I would like to acknowledge the incredible leadership of our outgoing President. To thank Sharon Falby

adequately is impossible. Sharon served as the President of the D.C. Pearls III Foundation with grace and
aplomb. Her vision, compassion, and diligent determination have been inspiring. It has truly been an
honor to have you as our illustrious leader, and a privilege, for me personally, to serve as your Executive

The unwavering dedication of the Board of Directors for the 2017-2018 term is worthy of praise. Your

steadfast support and the out-of-the box thinking proved to be a winning strategy for the Foundation.
We accomplished a lot and as the underwriters our success is the positive impact we had in our

I am very confident that this momentum will carry us into 2019 as we usher in our new administrations for
DC Pearls III Foundation, Rho Mu Omega Chapter and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated ®.

Best Regards,








We engage and assist high school students in reaching
their maximum potential through our partnership with
College Bound. The participants engaged in the
following workshops:
* Building Your Brand
* Mental Health and Stress Management
* Preparing for College
* Finances and Money Management
* Volunteer work and Community Service
* Careers in STEM

We have pledged our donation of $1,000 annually to
help fund the College Bound scholarship honoring
Zaire Kelly, one of the promising College Bound
participants who was a victim of gun violence in 2018.

We hosted two Historically Black Colleges and
Universities (HBCU) Tours in 2018.

We chaperoned 41 high school students on our 22nd
Annual HBCU college tour that visited ten schools.

We hosted a day trip for ten students on our third
annual middle school tourthat visited two HBCUs.

We awarded $20,200 in scholarships to high school
graduates from the District of Columbia Public Schools
who enrolled at HBCUs. We also awarded additional
scholarship funds to prior recipients who have continued
their matriculation at an HBCU.

General Scholarship: Awardees exhibit academic
excellence, leadership skills and community service
Presidential Scholarship: Awardees have a history of
leadership and volunteer service activities
Linda Latney Scholarship: Awardees have a history of
leadership and volunteer service activities
STEM Scholarship: Awardees demonstrate achievement
in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics.





For 110 years, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated has been and continues to be dedicated to
implementing programs of service that enhance education, health, finance, economics, global stability,
and the arts, throughout our local and global communities.

For 30 years, Rho Mu Omega has made a lasting impact in Washington, DC and its surrounding counties.
That impact is wide-reaching and profound. This year, Rho Mu Omega members have donated in excess
of 5,000 hours to community service.

Several examples of our impact for hundreds of lives in Washington include:

Restored the Barnard ES Playground to create a welcoming environment for the students.
Shredded hundreds of pounds of papers and electronics to help protect the environment.
Donated hundreds of backpacks filled with school supplies to schools in each quadrant of D.C.
Stocked the food pantry for homeless infants, babies and others in need.
Distributed thousands of canned goods, non-perishable food items, and toiletries to those in need.
Raised awareness of Alzheimer's and heart disease, mental health, and childhood hunger.
Mailed barrels of pillowcase dresses and school supplies to our adopted village in Ghana,

Thanks to the passion and creativity of our members, the commitment from our partners, and the
financial support from our donors, Rho Mu Omega Chapter was awarded the Best Overall Launching
New Dimensions of Service Award for our impact to our community during the 2018 North Atlantic
Regional Conference of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.











T w o E v e n t s = O n e H u g e F i n a n c i a l I m p a c t !

Our very first Treasured Pearl Raffle awarded three Our annual Jazz Brunch Auction sold out again!
lucky winners, of the thousands of tickets sold, with a Congratulations to our Community Achievement Award
variety of experiences All Around D.C. Items were Recipients who we are honored to have as our partners,
donated by our members and community partners. helping to impact our community, Pastor Gerald L.
Elston, Sr. and Mr. Kenneth Ward.



Donations are also received throughout the year from
our online campaigns and our member sponsored activities.



As of November 30, 2018, our expenses are adequately offset

by our income validating the strength of our 2018 budget.*

Income (000s) Expenses (000s)

Fundraisers $ 38.8 PMQ Program Grants $ 18.7
PMQ Signature Programs 14.1 Scholarships 20.2
Member Assessments 6.9 PMQ Signature Programs 14.0.
Direct Public Support 2.0 General Administration 9.4
Member Scholarships 3.0 Restricted Scholarships 1.5

Fees & NEC 0.0 Other NEC 4.4

Total Income $ 64.7 Total Expenses $68.2

* Does not include the complete accounting of our last fundraiser that was held in early December.





$1,000 Plus $200 to $499

Arnitra Duckett Robyn Abrams-Tillman Dionne Calhoun
Sharon Falby Joyce Adair Diana Campbell Saulsbury
Atiya Frame-Shamblee Alexzandria Alford Averil Carraway
Lois Hayes-Howerton Christina Allen Monica Elston Carter
Brenda Jackson Darlene Allen Pam Carter-Coleman

Dana Lucas Stephanie Allen Arvenita Washington Cherry
Theresa McDougald Chiquanna Anderson Blessed Chuksorji-Keefe
Sherri Montgomery Erin Andrews Johnine Clark
Denise Reed Donna Armstrong Stephanie Clark
Saundra Roberts Nyesha Bailey Leslie Cooper
Shunita Seacrease Reshawna Banks Carlyn Crawley
Holli Townsend Precious Barnes Phyllis Cureton
Karen Wingfield Gabrielle Bébel Donna Davis

Adriane Blair Wise Angela Bell Hendrix Thea Davis
Courtney Bell Tracey Davis
$500 to $999 Carleta Belton Meritta Dawson

Donna Carter Shawna Berry Dionne Dillard
Dorothy Carter-Anthony Cheryl Betts Janice Dougherty
Cipriana Eckford Tamika Beverly Valerie Ducker
Angela Hammond Sharon Beverly-Gomillion Alexandra Duncan
Jackie Hardy Glynic Black Pamela Ellis
Voncea Howerton Chelsea Boone Jan Elston
Susan Leigh Cydney Boone Kashanna Fair
Tamara McCants Rebecca "Tina" Bradshaw-Smith Sharon Farmer

Mildred Musgrove Thyra Brent Wendy Featherson
Gina Scott Carla Brooks Olette Fortune-McCoy
Brenda Silvils Alita Brown Ivy Foster
Tamika Stidham Crystal Brown Tiffany Francis
Phyllis Throckmorton Felicia Brown Towanna Friend

JoAnn Turner Meg Brown Nkenge Garrett
Shani Walker Doris Browne Sylvia Gilbert
Keysha Webb Tierra Butler Tiffany Gillis





$200 to $499 (cont'd)

Carmella Gonzalez Edwinda Marks-Castleberry Khristina Pullings
Erika Goodwin Kamilah Martin-Proctor Bridget Reavis-Tyler
Loretta Guile Veronica Matthewson Blayre Redrick
Sparkle Hall Carla McAllister Ayanna Reed
Inga Harrison Doxie McCoy Crystal Reed-Tweedy

Khadijah Harvin Jahnae McCoy Kenya Reese
Asya Heatley Shari McCoy Stephanie Reliford
Kathleen Heck Kelli McCoy-Burkett Antonia Reynolds
Alesha Hernandez Ernestine McKnight Robin Rice
Holli Holliday Caneka McNeil Ruth Rich
Tamara Holmes Shirley Meadows Kirsten Roach
Hailey Holt Renee Merriman Vernice Roane

Lolita Hoover Brianna Mitchell Tonya Robertson
Kanita Howard Mildred Mitchell Karen Robinson
Kimbria Jackson Penny Mitchell Honor Roble
Lisa James-Baxter Tahira Mohamed Valencia Rodgers
Jahnae Jefferson Brittany Monie Mary Rogers
Jenea Johnson Emilie Monroe Denise Roper

Lisa Johnson Sandra Montgomery Janel Saunders
Patricia Johnson Stephanie Moore Charneta Scott
Sheree Johnson Renee Mott Teresa Scott
Katrina Jones Susan Nelson Journet Shaw
Treneisha Jones Joyce Nixon Landria Sheffey
Monica Jordan Deborah Norton Gayle Shuford
Denise Keeling Makeda Okolo Shercoda Smaw

Ayanna Kelley Sylvia O'Neal Crystal Smith
Christina Lane Rosalind Parker Sharelle Stagg
Tyus Lewis Donna Partridge-Salmon Kokia Tarik
Daneka Lucas Katrice Pasteur Christina Thomas
ToiAnya Makings Tia Plunkett-McQueen Harriett Thomas-Richmond

Sheila Maness Sydney Porter Angela Thompson
Tahia Marable Monica Prince Jordyn Tillman





$200 to $499 (cont'd) $1,000 Plus $200 to $499

Candice Townsend The DMP Group Folashade Anderson
Karen Townsend Max Brown
Kimberly Troy $500 to $999 Mona Calhoun
Mikyla Tuggle Crystal Anderson Nola Dixon
Joan Turner Akua Danqua Angela Dixon-Allamby

Sandra Turner-Glover Otis Ducker Darlene Ford
Roslyn Walker Latanya Stewart Tiff Hennings
Deirdia Ward-Harrington Katrina Wells Angela Holmes
Gwendolyn Washington David Jackson
Sophoria Westmoreland Euneka Joseph
Grace Whitmore-Moss Angela Long
LaDonia Wilkins Tiffany Mapp

Charice Williams Robin Marcus
Tyra Williams Rita Miles
Frankie Willis Angela Page
Imani Wills Thalia Payne-Headen
Rasheena Wilson Julia Pryor
Courtney Wimbush Jontae Rice

Perique Wimes Kimberly Spriggs Wicker
Angela Yancey Stacey Thomas
Angela Young Saundra Turner-Glover
Donica Young Claudette Winstead-Thomas
Kimberly Young Ke'Yona Turpin-McCurtis
Patricia Young Kimberly Young





We thank our supporters who have donated their time, talents, goods and
services, and financial donations. Together, we have truly impacted our


We are humbled and honored to be the recipients of your support.

Thank you for your 2018 contributions!

We look forward to an exciting 2019 and we hope to have your continued

support as we implement the new and exciting program initiatives of
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Please visit to learn

how we will continue our mission to be of Service to All Mankind.


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