The Eboni Eyes Foundation was created in 1993 by founder Charleese Malone-Sampa.  The foundation promotes education/literacy programs and sees them as the pathway to success.

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Board Leadership

Founder/CEO: Charleese Sampa, United States Navy Officer

Vice President: Geraldine Malone, Ret. Teacher, St. Louis Public Schools

Accountant:  Tamika White, BJC Medical Group, Financial Analyst

Secretary:  Vesta King, State of Missouri Department of Mental Health Divion of Developmental Disabilities, Support Corridinator

Marketing Directors:  Charmane Mu’min, St. Louis Department of Health and Senior Services, Adult Protective/Community Worker;  Eboni Sampa, Marketing Director Build-a-Bear

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The Foundation has three capstone programs:

Pen Pal Program and Read-a-thons

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Middle School Career Fairs

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Scholarships for graduating seniors

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