Pearls with a Passion


Pearls with a Passion

Pearls with a Passion is a women’s giving society.  This initiative brings women together with a common goal – to create powerful communities through passionate giving®.  This fund empowers women to get involved, unites women across our region, impacts lives forever, celebrates the role of women in our community and inspires others to give.

Pearls with a Passion members make an annual contribution of $250 or more. Pearl Members are invited to the annual Pearls with a Passion dinner in December.  At this event, members vote for the grant area of interest for the following year.  Each year, six (6) randomly selected members join the Infinity Pearls to review grant applications.

With a lifetime giving of $25,000 to the Pearls with a Passion Fund, members become Infinity Pearls. Infinity Pearls establish the demographical area for granting.  Infinity Pearls define grantmaking criteria and finalize grant recommendations. At the annual dinner, Infinity Pearls vote to determine the grant area of interest for the coming year.

Pearls with a Passion has provided $153,000 to 46 programs in Lycoming and Union Counties.

2021 Grant Recipients:

  • DIG Furniture Bank received a grant of $1,857 for marketing and safety instruction video.
  • Donald L. Heiter Community Center, Inc. was granted $5,000 for “Active Bystander Training” to provide instruction in mediation techniques for staff and camp counselors.
  • Expectations Women's Center received $4,143 for national conference virtual license, staff retreat, and conference keynote speaker presentation.
  • SUN Area Career and Technology Education Foundation received $3,000 for marketing and advertisements promoting the organization and future fundraising efforts.
  • Union-Snyder Community Action Agency was granted $5,000 for inventory tracking software for Food Hub, in partnership with the Lewisburg YMCA at The Miller Center
  • YWCA of Northcentral PA was granted $5,000 for updated information software for the Wise Options program.

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