Foundations

7 Pearls Foundation Inc

 

The Seven Pearls Foundation, Inc. was established December 2004; and received its permanent 501 C-3 status, 2008. The Foundation is headquartered at 1000 South hill Drive, Suite 201, Cary, NC; is registered with the State of North Carolina and the Internal Revenue Service.

The Foundation's mission is based on seven foci:

  1. To protect all real property of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

  2. To be the conduit for receiving corporate and grant funding

  3. To develop strategies that promote a positive service image of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

  4. To develop partnerships that support region initiatives

  5. To support the technology initiatives at headquarters

  6. To identify resources and strategies that will assist in eliminating the mortgage

  7. To host the Life Member Luncheon during the Boule.

The Foundation is governed by the President and CEO, one representative from each of the five Regions of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., a Legal Consultant, and a Treasurer Emeritus. Additionally, the Foundation has identified a corporate group who serve as an extension of the Seven Pearls Board. The corporate group will strengthen the board's credibility in the corporate arena. 

 

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National Education Fund, Inc.

 

The mission of the National Education Fund, Inc. ("NEF") is to provide scholarship aid to needy students, both male and female, of all races and to conduct educational programs to enhance the quality of life. The NEF Board of Trustees convenes annually at rotating geographical locations throughout the nation. Scholarships are awarded to high school students, undergraduates, and post-graduate students who can demonstrate financial need.

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Sigma Public Education and Research Foundation

 

The Sigma Public Education and Research Foundation (SPEAR) is an Affiliate of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. SPEAR was founded in 1993 as a component of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated during the administration of Past Grand Basileus Corine J. Green. In 1995, SPEAR received its 501(c)3 status and became an autonomous body, with Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. affiliation, with an office registered in Nevada.

SPEAR's mission is to promote social, civic, cultural, economic, and educational progress for vulnerable or at risk families and communities. The mission is fulfilled through community services, public education, advocacy, and social science research.

 

SPEAR's goals emphasize the development of public education and advocacy programs that will reduce poverty, and improve the quality of life for minorities, women, and children. The foundation focuses on social science research and the direct correlation between the escalation of poverty, illiteracy, moral/value and family disintegration. This 501(c)3 organization seeks funding sources, and provides technical assistance on program management and development. SPEAR was created to increase access of resources to local Community Based Organizations (CBO) for programming of community service activities.

 

SPEAR encourages CBO's to take advantage of the services SPEAR provides by informing them of the processes involved in acquiring additional funding sources and organizational linkages necessary for the transition of a successful project into an extended program. The information provided encourages CBO's to expand current projects and facilitate additional programming that increased financial support encourages. SPEAR looks forward to fulfilling its mission to provide civic, economic, and educational progress of vulnerable families, and communities. SPEAR strives to facilitate charitable marketplace access, community innovation and improvement, and nonprofit sector experimentation. SPEAR extends full legal, corporate and financial sponsorship to the projects it supports.

Soles for Little Souls Program - Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and SPEAR are teaming up to provide new shoes to children in local homeless shelters. The goal of the national shoe drive, “Soles for Little Souls,” is to give away 100,000 pairs of shoes to children in every community where Sigma Gamma Rho chapters exist. Distribution will take place simultaneously nationwide on February 23, 2019.

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