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The Queen City Ivy & Pearls Foundation is a voluntary, non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to providing purpose-driven programs that empower individuals and communities to grow, strengthen, and sustain.

Our Mission

“To educate and inspire individuals, families, small businesses, and non-profit organizations through targeted programs, charitable activities, and essential resources designed to leverage empowerment opportunities.”

GIVING has its benefits...

Through the support of our generous donors and community partners, the Queen City Ivy & Pearls Foundation has managed to make a direct impact on families and the educational advancement of over 100 young people. Therefore, Queen City Ivy & Pearls Foundation seeks to strengthen its impact by increasing opportunities to families and the number of college scholarships awarded. Through the solicitation of financial support for the planning and execution of programs, the Board of Directors seeks the support of its membership, business partners, and community-at-large.
The Queen City Ivy & Pearls Foundation is actively engaged in meeting its annual philanthropic goals. Therefore, community and corporate supports are invaluable. Please consider becoming a Queen City Ivy & Pearls Foundation SPONSOR, which is as easy as 1, 2, 3! There are opportunities to make in-kind donations, support community workshops, and programs, Giving Tuesday, and/or provide a generous donation at any time. You can click on the DONATE NOW button. Also, donations can be made payable and mailed to Queen City Ivy & Pearls Foundation  - P.O. Box 34692, Charlotte NC 28234-4692.   Please consider submitting your donation for matching with your employer to increase your contribution.

Thank you in advance for your donation.

Giving Tuesday is  November 28, 2022

The Queen City Ivy & Pearls Foundation has partnered with Amazonsmile!!!


The Queen City Ivy & Pearls Foundation can earn $0.05 per dollar on qualifying purchases. In order to see if your order qualifies, you MUST shop from the AmazonSmile browser. The Amazon app on your smartphone or Amazon link does not automatically connect to AmazonSmile. Please review the sign-up guide and let me know if you have any additional questions.

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The Queen City Ivy and Pearls Foundation in collaboration with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. , Rho Psi Omega Chapter is offering the 2021-2022 Academic Year, college scholarships to minority male and female high school seniors within the Mecklenburg County area. Eligible students must attend, beginning Fall 2022, an accredited four-year College or University.

The QCIP Foundation and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. , Rho Psi Omega Chapter provide scholarships to continue its commitment to cultivating and encouraging high scholastic standards. We have awarded numerous scholarships to deserving minority high school students within Mecklenburg and surrounding counties. Interested high school seniors should review the scholarship application to determine further eligibility.

Community Outreach

Sponsored by

First National Bank

 QCEC 2022: 
 Back To Business

August 6, 2022

Keynote Speaker


Toni Harrison
CEO & Founder Etched Communications


Toni leads award-winning PR campaigns, many with a focus on diversity and multicultural targets, for Fortune-ranked organizations, global consumer brands, governmental entities and nonprofit organizations.

In 2013, the former CBS reporter created Etched Communication, an award-winning agency that now serves as the PR division of Ten35. With offices in Houston and Chicago, the agency helps clients in diverse industries leverage culture as a competitive advantage by delivering multi-channel communication solutions, traditional media, digital and experiential, with an audience-first lens.

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The Queen City Ivy & Pearls Foundation is dedicated to being purpose-driven.  We do so by partnering with various organizations throughout the Charlotte Mecklenburg Community to provide programs, develop relationships and empower communities one person, one child, one family at a time.

“It was my pleasure to serve as President of the RPO,Inc. Board and help realize the goals and objectives determined by our membership.”


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