Our mission is to provide funding, services and programs to all children — and the organizations that support them — so that they can grow into confident, healthy, happy people. Building on the shared passion of Richard Perry and his daughter, Cheryl, the foundation is focused on supporting organizations, schools, teachers and individual families where our contributions will have an immediate and significant impact.
Richard Perry was dedicated to serving the common good and known for his generosity of spirit. An honored member of the United Way and a lifelong supporter of organizations focused on providing kids with creative, athletic and educational outlets, Richard recognized the importance of helping all kids build confidence and feel supported. His dedication to community service inspires us every day and we are proud to carry on his legacy and spirit of generosity.
Wondering what our Pear represents?
In education, the apple icon placed perfectly on top of a set of books or presenting an apple to your teacher, is indicative of the educational system and the students within it. The apple is perfectly shaped, shiny, and balanced. However, as individuals, we have many learning differences and are often not perfectly balanced. The pear, although a consistent shape, is sometimes bumpy and off-balance. Our Pear represents all students and individuals.
So… Why Not A Pear?
Our team is proud to carry forward the legacy of Richard A. Perry, a life-long learner and advocate for education, athletics and serving others through charity.