Meet the Mother Funders!
Bravo is thrilled to announce our newest docu-series Mother Funders will premiere Sunday, June 14 at 9p ET/PT. But we've got a first look at the show now.
Following a passionate Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) in the small Georgia town, this group holds benefits to raise and donate money to their kids’ local elementary school.
Run like a corporation, President Carla Stephens keeps a watchful eye on her fellow board members Shayzon Prince, Robin Dyke, Amber Bryant, LaShon Thompson, Amber Coulter and former member Shana Koorse.
Despite their personalities, tantrums and outbursts, these ladies have their sights set high to raise and donate $100,000. Through lavish fundraising events from a Black Tie Gala to a Pink Pajama party, these mothers must work together and adhere to the strict rules and high expectations of their demanding commander-in-chief.
Catch a first look of the upcoming series below.
So who are the stars of our new show? Get to know a little bit more about them below.
Carla Stephens- President
Carla Stephens is President of her Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) at her son’s school and is described as the perfect blend of a Betty Crocker and a drill sergeant who rules with an iron fist. A doting wife to her husband Jesse of 17 years, and mother to her two sons Evan and Ryan, she is also a businesswoman who runs two successful companies. Always a go-getter, Carla works tirelessly to raise money and awareness for several organizations that she is passionate about. Carla loves to go out dancing with her husband, and prides herself on her cooking and poetry writing. Carla’s motto in life is “Knowing who you are will help you reject who you are not.”
Shayzon Prince- Vice President
On the PTO board for over three years, Shayzon Prince is the Vice President of the local Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) and the Executive Officer of keeping the peace. Although she works full-time as a style expert and makeup artist, she manages to devote her spare time to help raise money for her children’s school. The events she puts on are the talk of the town and with a rolodex full of influencers and celebrities, the PTO’s fundraisers are the place to see and be seen. She has two children, Arlington and London and has been happily married 15 years to her husband Michael.
Amber Bryant- Honorary Volunteer
Married to a former NFL player Fernando Bryant, Amber Bryant knows how to score touchdowns as the Volunteer Coordinator of the local Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) in her community. Due to her NFL connections, Amber is well known in Atlanta's social scene and can make one phone call to raise thousands of dollars. Although she currently doesn’t have a child at local elementary school, Amber has been designated an honorary member due to her commitment for the school and her connections to wealthy donors. Her three year old daughter Griffin will eventually attend the school, but always the go-getter, Amber is laying the groundwork to create her own legacy at the PTO. In addition to her volunteer work, she is also a Montessori elementary school teacher and has a 13 year old stepson Fernando II and 15 year old nephew Austin that reside with her and her husband.
Robin Dyke-Volunteer Coordinator
Robin Dyke is the Volunteer Coordinator of her local Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) in Georgia. Her expertise in fundraising and marketing is a force to be reckoned with and her efforts bring in big checks and big smiles. A true Southern girl, Robin loves to socialize and enjoys the outdoors. She is wife to her husband Jason and devoted mother to her three children Kassi, Joseph and Jackson. In her spare time, Robin prides herself on her golf game and has the dream of eventually turning pro.
LaShon Thompson – Secretary
LaShon Thompson was born and raised in Atlanta now resides in the small town outside of Atlanta. She is the secretary of the local Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and is a recent addition to the very audacious group. In addition being wife to her husband TeShon, she is also mother to her children Ajah, Messiah, Domani and stepdaughter Niya. She wears many hats including being a “momager” to her kids acting and music careers, running a successful trucking company and aspires to open up her own beauty salon and artist management company. Although LaShon strives for her family to succeed, she is new to the PTO and has the goal of sharpening her people skills and balancing her life, marriage, children and ambitious career goals.
Amber Coulter- Volunteer
The newest addition of the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO,) volunteer Amber Coulter is getting acquainted with some of the other mothers that live on her block. With her normal attire consisting of sweat pants and a t-shirt, the self-dubbed “earth mother,” is getting adjusted to her new PTO duties that take her away from home. A devoted wife to her husband Roger and mother to their three daughters Desiree, Tristan and Dailey, Amber hopes to break out of her routine and become a lean, mean fund raising machine.
Shana Koorse - Ex-Board Member/Current Volunteer
Shana Koorse was formerly on the board of the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) but after clashing with fellow board members, decided it would be best if she just remained a volunteer. In the PTO, Shana is Robin’s right hand gal and is often Robin’s voice of reason when dealing with the colorful and interesting personalities of their dynamic group.