Pearls of Empowerment is a giving circle of women that seeks to improve the lives of women and children in Davie County.
Pearls of Empowerment seeks to:
P – Provide women with the skills and resources to be independent
E – Empower and Equip leaders in the community
A – Award effective grants
R – Retain and attract an active giving circle
L – Lead women to live healthy lives along with their children
S – Support women in their family role without regard to family structure and/or economic status
As women we give of our time, talent, and treasure differently, and in diverse ways… making each of us a unique “Pearl”. We want to give back to our community… we want to continue learning and growing so that our lives reflect a true “luster” as part of a lovely strand of pearls.
Membership: Each member contributes $1 per day; $365 annually. The $365 gets divided into three parts:
$300 goes directly toward Pearls of Empowerment grantmaking
$35 is added to the Pearls of Empowerment Endowment (distributions are made annually and added to the grantmaking amount)
$30 pays to operate the Giving Circle (programs and administration expenses)
After twelve years of giving, Pearls has made grants totaling $384,012.64 to Davie County Organizations!
Click here to view 2021 Pearls Grants.
Want to be involved? You can be a member on your own or as part of a group. Each Pearls of Empowerment member gets one vote for grant selection; groups are counted as individual members and each group gets one vote. Joining as part of a group is a way to be involved if you feel you cannot make the financial commitment alone.
To become a Pearl, send a check made payable to Davie Community Foundation (with “Pearls” in the memo) to PO Box 546, Mocksville, NC 27028 along with the INFORMATION CARD. You may wish to pay the full $365 at once or split it between a few payments throughout the year.
Your membership in Pearls of Empowerment can be as involved as you would like. Some ladies wish to simply give the yearly donation and vote on grants, while others want to be involved in the inner-workings of the group and serve on a committee. Check out the MEMBERSHIP BROCHURE to learn more!
Or click here to join Pearls today online!
To be considered a member for the year, all donations must be submitted no later than June 30. Pearls of Empowerment awards grants in November.