Gloria Purvis graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor's of Science in Human Development and Family Studies. She worked for more than a decade in the mortgage and finance industry before becoming a policy manager at a major financial services company.
She served as Chairperson of the Culture of Life Committee and Coordinator of the Young Adult Association at Saint Augustine Catholic Church in Washington, D.C. from 1998 to 2002 and on the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council for the Archdiocese of Washington from 1999 to 2003.
Gloria is a Board Member for the Northwest Pregnancy Center and Maternity Home in Washington, D.C. and an Advisory Board Member on the Maryland Catholic Conference's Respect for Life Department. She serves on the National Black Catholic Congress' Leadership Commission on Social Justice. She co-chairs the Catholic Employee Network at a major financial services company. She is the Chairperson for Black Catholics United for Life which seeks to increase the size and strength of active Black Catholics participating in the pro-life movement.
Gloria especially enjoys speaking to young people about the truth and has done so at many conferences as well as on television including EWTN's Life on the Rock with Father Francis Mary and ABC's World News Tonight with Peter Jennings.