Coppin State University’s Tenyo Pearl named among Maryland’s Top 100 Women Circle of Excellence  | Coppin State University

Coppin State University’s Tenyo Pearl named among Maryland’s Top 100 Women Circle of Excellence 

Tenyo Pearl, director of Coppin State University’s Non-Profit Leadership Alliance, has been named to the Daily Record’s 2020 listing of Maryland’s Top 100 Women Circle of Excellence.  Published Friday, July 24th, 2020

Tenyo Pearl, director of Coppin State University’s Non-Profit Leadership Alliance, has been named to the Daily Record’s 2020 listing of Maryland’s Top 100 Women Circle of Excellence. 

Pearl was selected based upon leadership achievement demonstrated through professional accomplishments, community involvement and mentoring.  She will be one of 16 outstanding women to be honored as Circle of Excellence winners, having won the award for the third and final time. In the 25-year history of the award, 337 women have joined the Circle of Excellence.  

“Working as an educator and preparing the next generation of non-profit leaders is something that I am extremely passionate about. Having an opportunity to teach, mentor and coach 900-plus emerging leaders to work in the independent sector is the most significant accomplishment I have achieved thus far in my professional career,” Pearl said.

“Being recognized as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women and inducted into this years Circle of Excellence is truly an honor. Mentorship, community service and having an opportunity to pay it forward is something that brings me great joy,” Pearl added. 

A 25th anniversary gala and awards celebration was scheduled for July 27 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person celebration has been converted a virtual event. Guests will participate in the program using social media platforms from their homes and offices.

CSU is the only University System of Maryland (USM) institution that has a bachelor’s degree in Non-profit Leadership, and one of two universities in Maryland (CSU and Salisbury University) that offers certified non-profit professional credentials (CNP). There are approximately 1.5 million non-profits in the United States and more than 32,000 non-profits in Maryland, according to marylandnonprofits.org.

According to a recent BoardSource.org study, non-profit jobs are among the fastest growing sectors. Board Source, an organization whose mission is to inspire and support excellence in nonprofit governance, estimates only about 20 percent of non-profit organizations leaders are people of color.