String of PEARLS: A Scholarship Benefit

Thanks to our amazing host and auctioneer, Franco Finn, for making the live auction wild, crazy, and super exciting! We raised over $60,000 from the live and silent auctions! That amount equates to sending 60 Project PEARLS scholars to college.

Thank you to all the auction winners for your immense and crazy generosity.

What a night! So many high fives, laughter, and even crying.

Our hearts are overflowing with so much gratitude!

There are so many, many heroes that Project Pearls would like to deeply thank for making its fundraiser event a great success and a great gathering of human kindness and generosity!

“Personally, I thank my family, our staff, volunteers, advocates, donors, partners, for being instrumental to the survival of our communities, for believing in the human potential that is found in the most unlikely places, and for stepping forward to help the world see and value our Project PEARLS children, families and communities, as I do.”

– Melissa Villa, Founder & Executive Director


Project PEARLS is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the State of California with a Federal Tax Id: 27-2624202.

Project PEARLS is a non-stock, non-profit and non-partisan organization registered under the laws of the Republic of the Philippines with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on June 6, 2011 with Company Registration Number: CN201109816 and Company Tax Identification Number: 008-060-835-000