Kim Gravel Talks Empowerment


The Foundation hosted our Pearl Luncheon to celebrate the generosity of donors in the Heritage Society, as well as donors in Pearl Club (gifts of $1,000 annually) and Batten Society (gifts of $5,000 cumulatively) and above.  We also extended an invitation to all collegiate delegates to learn more about the impact they can have, by supporting the future of Tri Sigma through the Foundation.

Hosted by Foundation Treasurer JeanMarie Komyathy, our program featured Kim Gravel, a veteran television host and entrepreneur. In 1991, Kim became one of the youngest Miss Georgia’s in the state pageant’s history, went on to represent her home state in the renowned Miss America pageant and was asked to serve as US Goodwill Ambassador to Japan. Kim is regularly seen on television and heard on the radio, and starred in the hit weekly docuseries “Kim of Queens” on Lifetime Network.

“Our message “TriSigma Empowered” touched Kim,” JeanMarie said. “It sparked an interest and common ground that I could not have hoped for in a speaker.”

Gravel’s keynote message focused on empowering women, complementing Tri Sigma’s newly launched brand. She hit home by emphasizing building up the women around you and remembering that together we can accomplish great things.

“The Pearl Celebration is important to me because it is the best chance we have to say ‘thank you’ to our donors in a very public setting,” JeanMarie said. “We make them feel special by attending  a ‘by invitation only’ event, recognize their giving levels with society recognition gifts, and bring in a speaker who we hope will entertain and inspire. We ask our collegiate delegates to attend so they can meet the women who give and learn why it is important to ‘pay it forward’ as well as make a lifetime commitment. To me, this luncheon is the best way I know how to bring philanthropy alive.”