About The Twenty Pearls


Board of Directors

Audra Brown Ward
Foundation President

Pamela Alexander
Vice President

Stacey Comer

Kimberly Hodges
Assistant Secretary

Shemika Williams
Corresponding Secretary

Deidre Caldwell
Financial Secretary

Kala Walton

Margo Walker
Publicity Chairman

Beverly Burks
Fundraising Chairmen

Adryane Philips

Ranada Robinson

Linda Jolly and Kay Scott
At Large Directors



About the Foundation

A 501(c)(3) organization.

The Twenty Pearls Foundation, Incorporated is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 2003 by Tau Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated in East Point, Georgia under the administration of the chapter's 4th president, Beverly Burks. It was incorporated in 2004 under the administration of the chapter's 5th president, Mary Bolar, where it serves as a non-profit arm for community involvement and scholastic achievement.

The Twenty Pearls Foundation, Inc. along with Tau Epsilon Omega Chapter is dedicated to providing service to the community. One very important way that we strive to achieve this is through our scholarship program. Proceeds from the annual "A Hush Affair" Silent Auction fund scholarships for young men and women graduating from high schools in the South Fulton area.

Our Mission

Our mission is simple:

"The mission of The Twenty Pearls Foundation is to provide resources for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, Tau Epsilon Omega Chapter to support the educational, leadership, and philanthropic activities for residents residing in the East Point/College Park communities and South Fulton county communities."


The major objectives of the Foundation are as follows:
1) to focus attention on youth, women, men and senior citizens;
2) to develop and implement service projects with the emphasis of hands-on experience; and
3) to make a positive difference in the lives of neighbors by offering programs that will enhance participants’ ability to be productive, responsible citizens.


The Foundation is comprised of African American, college-trained women. Their backgrounds and experiences cover a variety of disciplines, including technology, medicine, dentistry, engineering, marketing, education, nonprofit, public policy, etc. They donate their time and expertise to develop creative and innovative programs for the foundation, while also leveraging partnerships with individuals, businesses and government to further the mission of the organization.