lennie gerber and pearl berlin

Guilford Green Foundation has created a new scholarship fund in honor of the late Pearl Berlin, a hero in the fight for marriage equality.

Berlin and her partner of 52 years, Ellen “Lennie” Gerber, of High Point, were plaintiffs in the lawsuit that upended North Carolina’s Amendment One, which defined marriage as between a man and a women. They were the first winners of the Guilford Green Visionary Award.

This scholarship honors Pearl and her lifetime of work as a fearless advocate for equality and same-sex marriage. The inaugural scholarships will be awarded in the spring 2019 to graduating seniors who have demonstrated leadership in the LGBTQ community.

Please consider making a donation to support this scholarship. Click here to give.