We’re delighted to host Pearlie Harris as our last speaker in the Fall ’16 Theology on Tap series! Join us tonight at 7p to socialize and order food/drink from our friends at Connolly’s Irish Pub (24 E Court Street). Ms. Harris will begin around 7:30p on the topic of Catholicism in community & service. Learn more about the speaker here. Highlights from the article include:
- The Center for Breast Health at Bon Secours St. Francis Health System is named in honor of Pearlie Harris for her endless dedication to making a difference and extending her personal mission of faith, hope, and help to those in need.
- Pearlie began her volunteer service with St. Francis working the reception desk after retiring as a Greenville County School teacher. She then went on to serve as Eucharistic Minister before being asked to serve on the St. Francis Foundation Board to share her wisdom and community knowledge. In 2009, Pearlie served as Chair of the Board of Directors for St. Francis Health System – the first African-American and the first woman to serve in that role!
- In addition to the vast support she has lent to St. Francis, she also has been instrumental in leading the Greenville Mardi Gras Gala, a signature event which raises thousands of dollars for critical needs throughout the Upstate.
- She has also served on the board of St. Joseph’s High School for more than a decade, she served two years as President of St. Mary’s Woman’s Club and has given leadership to boards of Urban League, Operation ShoeHorn, Greenville Chorale and Greenville Symphony. In recognition of the vast contributions that she continues to make, Pearlie was recently named Catholic Woman of the Year for St. Mary’s Church, Greenville.