Donna Rippey Named Executive Director at PEARL Promise

June 25, 2021, Longmont, CO – PEARL Promise is proud to announce and welcome Donna Rippey as the Executive Director.  

Rippey, originally from Pekin, IL, has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.  She has spent the last 10 years of her career with the Boys and Girls Clubs, where she has held various positions throughout her tenure and has experience working with boards, budgeting, volunteer management, fundraising, and planning.

“Donna brings organizational and outreach experience that will serve our single parents and their children well.  We experienced a lot of growth during the pandemic and Donna brings the expertise for our broader and diverse client base,” says Hal Bagley, Board Chair.

Outgoing Executive Director, Melissa Frick, will be transitioning to a Board role while focusing on her private counseling practice.  Frick was instrumental in not only navigating PEARL through the pandemic but growing Pearl in a manner that served our single parent families at a crucial time.

“I am excited for this opportunity and to continue building on PEARL’s legacy within the Longmont Community,” Rippey said.

Founded in 2008, PEARL Promise is a 501(c)3 organization in Longmont, CO, that was established to help single parents and their dependent children move toward self-sufficiency by providing a variety of programs, including mentoring and encouragement, educational opportunities and scholarships, and a transportation program.  To learn more about PEARL Promise, please call (303)776-4963 or visit the organization’s website at

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