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Sherry Gordy, the daughter of Motown Founder Berry Gordy,
is a philanthropist and entrepreneur and was born on May 23rd in
Detroit, Michigan, raised in Southern California.
Sherry apprenticed at Motown, but was determined to be self-sufficient.
Sherry left home at a young age, gained tremendous life experience,
and came to realize the importance of education and good
lifestyle choices. Through her experience she became a strong
Sherry started working part-time after school at age fifteen.and finally,
achieving her own Real Estate and Mortgage Brokerage Firm. The complexity
of the real estate business aroused in her a lasting interest.
After High School she attended UCLA and Santa Monica College for
Business Administration and Acting, while employed full-time.
Sherry was introduced to philanthropy through her involvement in
The Berry Gordy Family Foundation where she recommended grants,
conducted field audits, and presently serves as a Director.
In 2004, she created the Sherry Jackson Foundation after her internship
at the California Community Foundation.. Sherry's mission is to
enhance the educational success, employment opportunities, and
emotional health of children and young adults who face economic
or emotional challenges through an array of programs designed to enable
wise lifestyle choices and other opportunities.
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