On March 24, 2019, the Pearl Elegance Foundation paid tribute to five women leaders by honoring them with The Phenomenal Pearl Award for making significant contributions to their community through their time, actions, talents and dedications.  

The recipients of the 2019 Phenomenal Pearl Award are Brittany Gay Blackwell in Engineering, Dr. Felicia Hill-Briggs in Health, LaQuisha Hall in Education, Dr. Kimberly Fogg in Science, and Marva Jo Camp in Politics. These women are committed to making a difference and impacting the lives of those whom they touch through their work and daily lives. The Pearl Elegance Foundation salutes these Phenomenal Women.

The Pearl Elegance Foundation is elated to announce its 2019 Scholarship Recipients:
  • Bowie High School Senior Jaden Dawson (left picture, center)
  • Flowers High School Senior Brent Oliver (right picture, right side)
  • Flowers High School Senior Janiya Brooks (right picture, far left side)
  • Tamya Anderson,University of Maryland, sophomore, Criminology and Criminal Justice (not pictured)
  • Cierra Alleyne, Hampton University, sophomore, Biology Pre-med (not pictured)

The Pearl Elegance Foundation received a grant from PEPSI to implement its Healthy Meals Initiative at Springhill Lake Elementary School, a Title I School in Greenbelt, Maryland.

This initiative provides backpacks of food to 100 low-income students over the course of spring and winter breaks; a time when most students do not have food to eat. The packages include easy to prepare fresh and shelf-stable items including fresh fruits, bread, yogurt, cereal, cheese, carrots, soup, pancakes and juice to cover two meals a day for one week. So far in 2019, backpacks have been distributed on May 23 and June 19.

Since 2014, the foundation has . . .

  1. Awarded over $30,000 in scholarships to high school seniors and college students. 
  2. Helped 700 students lighten their load with a backpack. 
  3. Distributed snacks to over 180 students to enjoy after school and during spring break.