Pearls of Hope Foundation, Inc.
Charitable Arm of Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Board of Directors
Karen S. Burnett
Pamela Sharpe McGhee
Dr. Phyllis Chambers-Mobley
The mission of the Pearls of Hope Foundation is to advance education among members of diverse communities by providing scholarships, cultural, health, and educational activities which address and support issues that impact the family.
The goal of the Foundation is to be a broad-based, nonprofit organization, which secures resources from individuals, corporations, community organizations, and foundations to support its mission.
The members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Zeta Omega Chapter endorse the work of Pearls of Hope Foundation, Inc. by giving support for its continued growth and development and identifying projects that allow the Pearls of Hope Foundation, Inc. to carry out its mission. The Pearls of Hope Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Sickle Cell Tennis Classic
The Pearls of Hope Foundation, Inc. and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Zeta Omega Chapter hosts an annual Sickle Cell Tennis Classic. The 43rd tennis classic was held on August 1-5, 2020.
Our organizations partner with Alfred I. DuPont hospital's sickle cell program and donate the funds raised through the Tennis Classic to this effort. Over $315,000 has been donated since the inception of the Tennis Classic. We are proud to be able, with your support, to assist a local sickle cell program. Although a cure has not been found, new therapy and heightened awareness of the disease continues to improve the maintenance of the condition for those affected by the disease.
The Pearls of Hope Foundation, Inc. hosts an annual 5K run/walk. The 12th 5K was held on October 3, 2020. Any funds raised are donated to assist people and/or organizations within New Castle County, DE.
General Membership and membership on the Board of Directors is restricted to members of the Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. General members are eligible to attend general and annual meetings. Board members vote on new projects and other such business that may be on the agenda.
The President and 1st Vice President of Zeta Omega are ex officio members.
Pearls of Hope Foundation
Post Office Box 7184 • Wilmington, Delaware 19803