Sisters Giving Back was founded in 2011 by a group of like-minded women who shared a dream to make a difference in the lives of girls.

Gail Gaskin Hannah

President & Founder

Gail Gaskin Hannah was born and raised in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her parents were the inspiration for Sisters Giving Back teaching her at an early age the value of earning an education and the importance of giving back. Gail wanted to be a change agent giving girls that look like her access to higher education and a better quality of life.

Gail is the Executive Director Eastern Region for a non-profit organization providing substance abuse and mental health services in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Washington, DC.

Gail earned her bachelor degree in psychology from the Pennsylvania State University and a Masters of Business degree from Eastern University.

She is a recipient of the 2009 Mayor’s Making a Difference Award, has received several citations from the City of Philadelphia and has been recognized by several community organizations for her work and dedication in the community.

Gail is on the board of “Live & Love Life, a non-profit organization raising funds for cancer and recognizing cancer survivors and their families.

Her motto is, “I am no longer accepting the things that I cannot change. I am changing the things that I can no longer accept.”…Activist Angela Davis

Cheryl Barnes-Haigler


Cheryl is married to Leroy Haigler, Jr., husband of 30 years, and is mother to 2 adult children (LaToya and Leroy, III.). Cheryl is an Information Systems Manager at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Cheryl holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Pittsburgh in addition to several EMR certifications. Cheryl is a native Philadelphian who began her career as a medical practice receptionist at The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988. She has spent over 30 years in the healthcare system.

Outside of Cheryl’s professional life, she shares a passion for mentoring and teaching Christian Education. Cheryl has been an active youth mentor for the past 30 years and serves as President of the Deaconess and Christian Orientation Ministries at her local church. She also serves as Board President for The West Philadelphia Achievement Charter Elementary School (WPACES). Cheryl currently holds the role of Vice President in the Sister’s Giving Back organization where she has been an active member for the past 6 years planning, organizing and implementing mentoring and fund raising events that result in scholarships for young women looking to pursue a college education. She is committed to making a difference in the lives of our youth.

Coretta Heath


Coretta Heath became a member of Sisters Giving Back after attending fund raising events and accompanying her daughter to one of the conferences. Sisters Giving Back mission is aligned with both her personal and professional goals. Coretta is the Director of a Women and Children’s Residential Behavioral Health Program in Philadelphia and believes in giving back.

Evelyn Urquhart


Evelyn Urquhart is a founding member of Sisters Giving Back and has been the organizations Treasurer since its inception. She brings a  wealth of experience in the area of fundraising and finance. Evelyn retired from the City of Philadelphia, Health Department as Administrative Supervisor  in 2003.

Tiffany Hannah

Scholarship Chair

Tiffany Hannah became a member of Sisters Giving Back after volunteering at several events. She has served as Scholarship Chair since 2016.  Being a member of Sisters Giving Back gives Tiffany the opportunity to fulfill her goal of working with youth. Tiffany  currently works in the banking industry in a management position.

100% Non-Profit

Sisters Giving Back officers and members donate their time and talent to the organization, there are no paid staff or administrative fees. 100% of donations and fundraising proceeds directly benefit the target population.

Believe in yourself, learn, and never stop wanting to build a better world.
– Mary McLeod Bethune

Latest News

Annual Scholarship Gala Fundraiser 2023

Annual Scholarship Gala Fundraiser 2023

SGB party with a purpose Sisters Giving Back held the 8th Annual Scholarship Gala Fundraiser July 22, 2023 at the Adelphia Restaurant in Deptford, New Jersey. There were over a 100 supporters in attendance. SGB awarded a total of $6,000 in scholarships. “What Does A...

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2023 Designer Bag Bingo

2023 Designer Bag Bingo

Sisters Giving Back (SGB) held the 6th Annual Designer Bag Bingo Game April 29, 2023 at Yesha Ministries Center, Philadelphia, PA. 300 supporter were in attendance. SGB supporters had the opportunity to win designer pocketbooks, door prizes, 50-50 and a bike donated...

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2018 Girls Conference | This is Your Life

2018 Girls Conference | This is Your Life

Sisters Giving Back 8th Annual Conference Girls Trip…This Is Your Life Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Saturday, October 20, 2018. The day consisted of keynote speaker, Tiera Sedden and workshop facilitators: Vision Board - Rahshene Davis-Bowie; Bye Girl -...

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