Phillips Hill - Perry Foundation

Phillips Hill - Perry Foundation

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Get to know the executive board here at Phillips Hill - Perry Foundation in Richmond, Virginia.

Maria P. Hogan, Board Chair

Daughter of Dorothy Hill-Perry Hudgins and also the longest tenured Board Member of the organization, Maria Hogan has supported the efforts of the Phillips Hill - Perry Foundation since its inception. Giving of her time, finances, and other much needed support, she has truly shown her unwavering level of commitment to making a difference in the lives of those in her community.

Arika Phillips, CEO/Co-Chair

A faithful servant leader to her family, her community, and in the role as an entrepreneur. The granddaughter of the late Dorothy Hill-Perry Hudgins, she started serving the community at the tender age of ten shadowing her grandmother as she carried out the vision and mission of an organization known then as RCAP, now known as CAPUP.

Arika has earned a Career Studies Certificate in Early Childhood Education from John Tyler Community College, along with completing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Community-Based Education and Interdisciplinary Studies from Virginia Union University,  in which, she was also inducted into KAPPA DELTA PI, an International Honor Society for Educators. Ms. Phillips also holds a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Studies from the University of Richmond, where she was recommended by a Professor to apply to the University of Virginia's "Thomas C. Sorenson School for Political Leadership.”

After getting accepted, and completing The Candidate Training Program, she worked tirelessly for the Seventh District by working on a Congressional Campaign as a Constituency Organizer. As an advocate for children and parents in the county of Chesterfield, which she serves as PTA President for Providence Elementary School, Arika  ran for School Board as a candidate representing the Clover Hill District. While her campaign bid may have fallen short, her zeal to serve remains strong for the community in which she and her family resides.

She's been an entrepreneur since 2006, and every endeavor has had a focus on service to the youth in her community. Arika is a published author that writes children's books to help the youth deal with childhood issues: So So Sweet and Courageous Over COVID Activity Journal. Her latest endeavor was opening a community center in Chesterfield County to create a Virtual Learning Program in a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020.

Charles Jackson, Treasurer 

A retired Nursing Administrator, who is also a veteran (Army), Mr. Jackson embodies the term of service. While service to your country is the ultimate stance anyone can make, Mr. Jackson is still faithful to the act of service. Currently serving in his church (MAABC) on several committees, Mr. Jackson shows no signs of slowing down.

Mr. Jackson also has a small payroll, bookkeeping, and tax service business that keeps him busy throughout the year. In recent past years as a partner with the Genesis Project (first-time home buyers’ program) he served in a role of Financial Counselor preparing individuals to manage their finances and the importance of budgeting when owning your first home.

It's been shared that in Mr. Jackson's younger years, he and his wife for over 50 years have taken care of a lot of children outside of their own. Oftentimes mistaken that they had more children than they actually had, which was only two.

With that said, Mr. Jackson has always had a love for children and the ability to put community and others first. It helps to have a team member who is fiscally responsible, and a "Family First" ideology, in which his own life is governed. Loyalty and committed best describes Charles Jackson.

Chris George, Interim Secretary

Chris George is a Behavior Support Facilitator with Henrico County Public Schools who also has a passion for serving her community. She has a Master's in Nonprofit Studies from the University of Richmond and a B.S. in Business Administration and Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and Small Business from VCU.

She most recently established Blow Out Your Candles Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides birthday parties for hospitalized and displaced children, as well as Brown Ballerinas for Change, a nonprofit that creates advocacy, social justice, and to increase participation of underrepresented populations in Ballet.

Chris has published work: The Funding of Start-up Nonprofits: An Exploration of Funder Perceptions, Attitudes, and Advice that gives incite and advice to funder perceptions when seeking funding. Chris continues to serve various nonprofit organizations such as Make-A-Wish Foundation, SPES PTO, Henrico Heroes Mentoring Program, and Crisis Text Line.

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