This Indiana native loves celebrating national days! As a certified life coach and alumna of IUPUI with degrees in Social Work and Philanthropy, Gloria Combs also thrives on serving her community. She holds memberships with various philanthropic organizations in Central and Southern Indiana. She is also a plus-size fashion enthusiast and an adult learner advocate.
Learning & Volunteerism
In 2016, Gloria combined her passions and founded her own organization. She is the CEO of A.L.E.R.T., which signifies adult learners, educated, restored, and transformed. A.L.E.R.T became her platform when she was introduced to the pageant world that year. This organization supports the advancement of non-traditional adult learners. The mission is to connect adult students to community resources that make educational opportunities more attainable through financial literacy, mentoring, and volunteerism. Today, not only has Gloria helped in assisting hundreds of students earn their high school diploma as a life coach, but she has also assisted non-traditional students in securing over $800,000 in scholarships.
Many organizations recognize Gloria for her work and volunteerism. The United Way recently named her one of their 100 heroes. Gloria was also awarded the Lifetime Presidential Volunteer Service Award for 4000 hours of service.
Her experiences led her to be crowned as the overall high point winner, American Beauties Plus Elite 2019-2020. Gloria currently holds the title of American Beauties Plus Royal Majesty Elite, 2021. During her appearance opportunities, she includes National Day Calendar celebrations. As an Ambassador, Gloria serves the larger community, too. She offers coaching and mentoring to women survivors of domestic violence. In addition, Gloria is a mother, daughter, and new wife. In her spare time, she loves traveling, all things pageantry, volunteering, and spending time with her family. And of course, Celebrating Every Day!
Some of her favorite holidays include National Lipstick Day, National Pageant Day, National Big Wig Day, and World Kindness Day.
Follow Gloria as she Celebrates Every Day!