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Cindy Formley is Pennsylvania Women Works Women of Courage Honoree

Has your organization benefitted from the hard work of Cindy Gormley, Community Relations Specialist with the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED)? Have you received grants and donations through DCED programs? Then join Pennsylvania Women Work in honoring Cindy Gormley at our 13th annual Circle of Hope gala!

For this year’s Circle of Hope gala, Pennsylvania Women Work will be honoring Cindy Gormley with the Yvonne Zanos Women of Courage Award. Cindy Gormley has assisted over 400 nonprofit organizations with support, resources and planning. Her contributions to the community truly capture the spirit of the Women of Courage Award. To congratulate Cindy Gormley, you may purchase an ad in the Circle of Hope program or attend this year’s Circle of Hope gala on October 24, 2013 ! A quarter-page ad (2.375” x 3.875) costs $250, and a listing on our acknowledgement page costs $100. Tickets cost $85 per person and a table costs $750. To send in your ad or to learn more, you can contact Donna Fogle at 412-904-4699 or To purchase an ad, tickets or table, click here. For more information about Pennsylvania Women Work, visit About Cindy Gormley: Ms. Gormley’s impressive career history highlights not only her exceptional achievements but also her generous character. She began her career in the United States Marine Corps and Army Reserve and has an impressive educational background, including a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Point Park University, as well as a Doctorate degree in Information Systems and Communications from Robert Morris University. She has also volunteered for numerous nonprofits, including the Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania. She first became employed by the Commonwealth in 1986 by the Department of Public Welfare. In working there, she examined the needs of communities in Southwestern Pennsylvania and saw opportunities to improve community relations. Now Ms. Gormley assists community nonprofits in forming partnerships with local businesses to improve neighborhoods in Pittsburgh and across the Southwestern region of Pennsylvania. Always willing to meet personally with nonprofit staff, discuss ideas for new projects or offer pointers on securing funding, Ms. Gormley is an invaluable resource to the nonprofit community. Her extensive knowledge of community agencies in the region demonstrates her passion for the nonprofit sector, and her warm personality makes her a joy to work with.

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