Pearls with a Passion – A Partnership of Women
The Pearls with a Passion women’s giving society brings together women from a variety of backgrounds with a common goal – to create powerful communities through passionate giving.
By becoming a member of this giving society, the women help to establish a regional field of interest fund, appropriately named - Pearls with a Passion Fund.
Their enthusiasm, passion for our communities and financial resources bring about change through grants to nonprofit organizations serving the residents of Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Sullivan, Tioga, and Union Counties.
The all-women’s fund empowers women to get involved; unite women across our region; impact lives forever; create powerful women through passionate giving; celebrate the role of women in our community; and inspire others to give.
Members of the society become Pearls through an annual contribution of $250 or more. With a lifetime giving of $25,000 to the society, Pearls become founders. To become a 2015 member of the Pearls with a Passion Society complete a membership form and return it to the Community Foundation.
Each year the society hopes to generate $13,000 to grant to local nonprofits. The 2014 grantees included the Penn State Cooperative Extension Union County 4H, Child Advocacy Center of the Central Susquehanna Valley and Lycoming County Health Improvement Coalition.
Cause for support and the grant panel are determined yearly by the representation of membership at their annual meeting in December. The 2015 cause for support will focus on Youth. Visit Funding Opportunities for more information and a printable application. The grant application will be available in 2015.
For more about the 2014 event, please read the Group’s grants will help children article by the Williamsport Sun-Gazette.