Changing the Lives of Young Ladies,
Exponentially, One Day at a Time
The LadyLike Foundation is a faith based non-profit organization
whose purpose is to educate, empower and inspire young women living in underprivileged communities.
Through cutting edge resource programs, workshops, mentorships and life lessons, young ladies are challenged
to reach their highest potential and become the successful, well-rounded “Lady” they were created to be.
Meet the President and Founder
Mrs. Leah Pump is the President and CEO of the LadyLike Foundation. Inc. She dreams that all of the young women she encounters establishes a relationship with the God, realizes their value, reaches their full potential, and becomes socially, intellectually, and mentally prepared to compete in today’s society. She truly believes that the LadyLike Foundation will be the organization that enables women of all cultures, ages and socioeconomic backgrounds to become the virtuous, well-rounded “Lady” that God has created them to be.
What We Do
How we empower and inspire young women to reach their potential.
The LadyLike Foundation holds many events throughout the year. Events include; LadyLike Day at UCLA, Neiman Marcus Lunch and Shop Day, Lady Like Annual Mother and Daughter Tea Party, Life and Style Workshops, and Girl Talk meetings. All girls ages are invited to join in on our events. If the event is for a certain age group the invite will specify which age group is appropriate to attend.
We have so much fun during our workshops & classes. We’ve have cooking classes, etiquette classes, tea parties, college application workshops, academic workshops, life skill lessons, and our famous “Girl Talk” sessions where we talk about real issues, ask real questions, and get real answers.
Each year the LadyLike Foundation awards 5 young ladies with scholarships ranging from $1000.00 to $2,500.00. These young ladies go through an application process where they have to complete an essay, turn in 3 letters of recommendation, present their resume, and transcripts. The young ladies must also have a 3.5 GPA and show proof of the college they are attending in the fall.
The LadyLike Foundation supports orphans in the Obosomso Orphanage in Obuasi, Ghana by giving them clothes, and hygiene products. The LadyLike Foundation also partnered with the McCoy Memorial Baptist Church to build a bathroom and shower house on the orphanage grounds for the children. This is the first wash house to ever be built in their village.
In our online Ladies Corner, we post educational & fun articles on varying topics such as etiquette, health & fitness, recipes, fashion & spirituality.
Women of Excellence Luncheon
Annually, the LadyLike Foundation hosts a fundraiser that honors women in the community and in our world who are “Excellent” in their fields of occupation and philanthropy.
Past honorees of the Woman of Excellence Awards are: Mrs. Cookie Johnson (Fashion Designer, Aids Activist, and Philanthropist), Dr. Verna B. Dautrieve (Celebrated Educator), Wendy Raquel Robinson (Actress and Philanthropist), Shaun Robinson (TV Personality for Access Hollywood), Nikki Caldwell (Head Women’s basketball of LSU), Dr. Pam Wiley Wells (President and CEO of Los Angeles Speech and Therapy Center), Mrs. Debbie Allen (Renown Choreographer and Actress), Mrs. Jami Morse Heidegger (Former owner and founder of Kiehls Skin Care Products, Philanthropist, and currently president of Retrouve skin care), and Mrs. Holly Robinson Peete (Actress and Autism Activist). Holly is also the Mistress of Ceremonies for this event every year.
In addition to honoring Women of Excellence, at this event we also give 5 college scholarships to deserving young ladies with a 3.5 GPA or higher. Students who have been awarded this scholarship have gone to universities such as Harvard, UCLA, and UC Berkeley. We are very proud of all of our award and scholarship recipients.
Please Support the LadyLike Foundation
Donations are welcome and so much appreciated.
Your donation of any size will help us provide more resources & programs for our young ladies that prepare, empower, awaken, and inspire them to reach their God-given potential and become well-rounded individuals. Your donation will also help us provide scholarships to a well-deserving young lady each year to help achieve her dream of attending college.
We appreciate your support!
LadyLike Foundation in Africa
This year the LadyLike Foundation sponsored three orphans to attend boarding school, which houses, feeds, and clothes their students. This school places their students on a platform for success ensuring that they will one day attend college and become successful in their country.
Scholarship Applications Postmarked no later than Friday, May 15, 2015
LadyLike Foundation Women of Excellence
Saturday, June 13, 2015
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
11461 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Who is Eligible:
High School Senior Girls (no exceptions)
GPA – 3.5 or higher no exceptions (A copy of your transcripts must be included in the application) – We must receive verification of GPA from high school.
The following must be included to apply:
Essay: Please write an essay answering the following question:
Who is a “Woman of Excellence” in your life, why is she excellent, and how has she changed your life?
Essay Word Count: 350 word minimum, typed, double-spaced in “Times New Roman” font.
(Last name, first name, high school or church affiliation on every page in upper right hand corner.)
Letters of Recommendation: 2 letters of recommendation from a non-relative
Resume: Please include: jobs, internships, community, volunteer service and extracurricular activities, and the college that you plan to attend in the fall.
Photograph: Please include a color headshot of the applicant no larger than 5×7 and no smaller than 4×6
Applicants Contact Information:
Applicants full name, parent/parents/guardian name, phone number and mailing address must be included in the application packet.
4859 W. Slauson Ave. #128
Los Angeles, CA 90056
Postmarked no later than May 15, 2015 (No exceptions)
Emailed Applications: (Also due no later than May 15, 2015, No exceptions)
Contact for Questions:
Leah C. Pump, Pres. & CEO
->Download LadyLike Scholarship Guidelines…
Scholarships will be awarded in increments of $1000.00 per recipient based on available funding. Scholarship recipients are expected to attend the June 13, Scholarship Luncheon.
Once scholarship recipients have been selected by the scholarship committee, the recipient’s parent/parents/guardian will be contacted by telephone.
All items required in the scholarship application are non-returnable. The LadyLike Foundation will respect each applicant’s privacy, but will not return any application packets
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The LadyLike Class
“The LadyLike Class” : Leah Pump created a curriculum for the LadyLike Foundation. The curriculum is taught twice a week at Lou Dantzler Middle School. In this class 50 young ladies are taught the Fundamentals of being LadyLike:
L – Love, A true lady must love God, herself, and others. This is the one thing that separates her from the crowd, her love. Her love is unselfish and she knows that the way she gives it is how she will receive it.
A – Always Appropriate. A lady knows how to be appropriate at any place, at any time. She knows how to eat, how to speak, how to sit, how to stand, what to say and what not to say, she knows what to wear, and she knows how to behave. A lady is never intimidated by her environment, she knows exactly what to do and adapts to any circumstance.
D – Destined for Greatness. A lady is always goal oriented. She is always striving for greatness despite whatever challenges come her way.
Y – Yearn to Learn. A lady never stops learning and experiencing new things.
A - Always Appropriate.
D - Destined for Greatness
Y - Yearn to Learn.