Phyllis Burton is the CEO and Founder of the V.O. Burton Foundation Inc., Executive Director for Sock out Poverty Inc., and a Registered Nurse. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Business Administration. She is a pillar of the community through her service to others. Her innovative approach and leadership, lead her to strategically secure financial funding and donations from national businesses including Walmart, Sam’s Club, and The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation
Ms. Burton has brought global awareness surrounding the needs of the homeless and low social-economic communities through national media and outreach programs. She continues to build partnerships with other organizations building a better tomorrow, today.
We had the pleasure of interviewing Phyllis.
Q. Welcome back, Phyllis! Let’s start out by discussing your new organization, V.O. Burton Foundation. Can you tell us about it and to whom does it serve?
The V.O. Burton Foundation Inc. was created in honor of my late father Varn O. Burton. His legacy of giving back to the community will continue through this nonprofit organization. VOB Foundation will provide goods and services to communities that are underserved, and poverty-stricken. Poverty will be alleviated by rebuilding lives through the resources of this organization. The mission of V.O. Burton Foundation is to build a better tomorrow, today.
Q. You are no stranger to helping those who are in need. Your daughter also has an organization called Sock Out Poverty which provides the less fortunate with socks. Have you always had a passion to help those who are in need?
I have always had a passion to help those who are in need. I would accompany my father while he was giving back to others. My daughter, Princess would accompany me while I was on various outreaches giving back to others. To date, Princess has a nonprofit organization where she serves the community and gives back to others. We are three generations of service.
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