About Us

Mothers Committed to Making a Difference


Our logo signifies a strong body of women who are the unifying components of this organization. It represents the connection to the world of professional basketball and the world at large.

The mission of this organization is to support the various communities where our sons and daughters live, work, and play; however, we strive to invest in the human soul through our charitable works and fundraising efforts.

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Our Philosophy

A Mother’s Love

The founder and president of MPBP, Charlotte Brandon’s vision began in 1996 after her son Terrell Brandon was drafted into the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Because of the dynamic of the sports industry, she experienced a lack of support because NBA players are surrounded by the entities of the sports world. She saw the need for nurturing and support while he was on the road working all around the country and the world.

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25th Anniversary Video

MPBP, Inc. Board of Directors


Mona Lawton

National President


Louise Jack

National Vice-President
Atlantic Region Director


Linda Shanklin

National Secretary


Carolyn Brewer

Southwestern Region Director
National Treasurer


Teresa Bryant

Central Region Director


DeAndra Ware

National Communications Director


Cherry Powell

National Chaplain


Stacy Adams-Wright

National Historian


Gina Johnson

Western Regional Director

Jennifer-Ivey (1)

Jennifer Ivey

Northeastern Region Director
National Parliamentarian

Charitable Contributions

  • United Negro College Fund
  • Boys and Girls Club, Universal, Orlando Branch
  • Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute
  • Central Florida Children’s Home
  • American Red Cross
  • Touro University, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • U.N.L.V. Foundation/C.A.E.O. (Center for Academic Enrichment Outreach) Las Vegas, Nevada
  • D.O.M.E.S., INC. (Dooling Outreach Multipurpose Educational Strategies), Orlando, Florida
  • Faithworks of the Inner City, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Stillman
  • 40 Acres Art & Cultural Center, Sacramento, California
  • Word of Outreach Christian Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • The Future Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Hughes Spaulding Hospital of Grady Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia
  • The Mike Glenn Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sickle Cell Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Children’s Florida UNCF
  • Tom Joyner Foundation
  • Florida Hospital For Children