Meet Phe'be



  • To continue a National impact against Financial Illiteracy thru Education, Assistance and Empowerment 

The Vision Statement: 

  • To globally change the financial & social inequities thru education and bring everyone to the solution. 



  • The Phe’be Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization that teaches financial literacy education to members of our communities. As community servants, we have a responsibility to address the needs of our communities by standing in the gap, as it pertains to the lack of financial education in our schools and our homes.

  • Through collaborative efforts by members of our government and the business community, we strive to come together to participate in building financially stable families and communities through education, counseling, relationships and financial incentives. The focus of The Phe’be Foundation is the family.   Through a variety of classes and special programs, we educate, assist and empower our communities in achieving financial literacy.


Board of Trustees

Sharron Murphy-Williams:  Founding Executive Director 

Mrs. Sharron Murphy-Williams is the Founder and current Executive Director of The Phe’be Foundation. She has over 25 years’ experience in the credit/ debt management and  education industries. She began her career with Dun & Bradstreet prior to becoming a highly successful Independent Credit Counselling Specialist in the Greater Cleveland Area. 

Sharron is now working on a book “The Only Rules” while continuing the fight against Financial Illiteracy. She has implemented and developed innovative programs – some of which have proven to be models for local banking institutions, curriculum's and agencies, which enhanced housing and economic empowerment opportunities for residents and the community.  


Her experience details a dynamic leader with a proven track record in behavioral change, program integrity, operational effectiveness and ability to produce movement toward the end of eradicating generational poverty.

Mrs. Murphy-Williams has been featured in headlines such as Essence Magazine, Ebony and on BET as well, recognized by Kaleidoscope Magazine, The Plain Dealer, Call & Post, Cleveland Board of Education, The City of Cleveland and countless others for the work she has done in the community as it pertains to financial empowerment.

In addition to serving as leader of The Phe’be Foundation, Sharron Murphy-Williams gives back to her community by serving as a member of several civic and professional organizations including The National Association of Female Executives, Cleveland Metropolitan Schools, Department of Aging, Rotary International, United Black Fund (UBF), Founding Member of Society of Urban Professional (S.O.U.P.) and the Predatory Lending Task Force.

To sum up Mrs. Murphy-Williams’ demonstrated leadership style can be described as follows:   Innovative Visionary; Progressive; Solution-Focused; Capacity-Building; Motivational; Leader with Integrity; Performance-Driven; and, Customer-Focused. 


Kathryn Fields: Board President

Zoe Brown

Lynn Johnson

Jontae' Johnson

Sarah Parks-Jackson

Kathryn Fields

Michele Hampton-Pickett, PhD

Olaleye Akinyelure

Donna Dixon-Stovall

Janel Carter 

Calvin E, Reid 

Attorney Adam Ripkin

Endia Jones