​​WOMEN recognized for philanthropy

Observer Reporter

Aug 22, 2018

WOMEN of Southwestern PA was recently awarded the Outstanding Philanthropy Organization from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Western Pennsylvania for 2018. WOMEN of Southwestern PA Inc., is a charitable nonprofit organization based in the South Hills, dedicated to directly supporting less fortunate women and children in Allegheny, Washington, Greene and Fayette counties.

By contributing grants of $500 to $2,500, the organization has helped numerous smaller, non-profit organizations get off the ground and grow.

To date, WOMEN of Southwestern PA has distributed almost $578,000 in grants. Each November, the group sponsors a grant recipient dinner where each organization that received a grant that year talks about how the grant was spent.

WOMEN of Southwestern PA will be honored at a luncheon on National Philanthropy Day, Nov. 15, at the Fairmont Hotel in Pittsburgh.

For more information on how to join the group, visit www.womenofswpa.org.

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            We invite you to enjoy a very special and delicious dining and cooking experience at Girl Friday Cooking Company. Owner and Symphony of Food chef, Gretchen McNary, will prepare a delicious, fresh from the farm, Autumn buffet for all of us, which includes a luscious mulled wine served during our cocktail hour. Later, she will share the story of her career pathway and road to success with all of us.
          But there is more! One of our own founding members, Carolyn Yurkovich, a retired caterer, will engage us in two cooking demonstrations, for bread and dessert recipes, that will allow us to participate. Carolyn will also share her best cooking tips with us and discuss her career in the catering business as well. It’s an evening your taste buds won’t want to miss!

* Guests are welcome! We have an early response date, so please RSVP soon.

Place:   3540 Washington Ave, Finleyville, PA 15332
              (at Rt. 88  & Washington Ave. - parking in rear)

$25 payable by CHECK to WOMEN of SWPA that night

RSVP:  by Wednesday,
October 10th to Eleanor Sabol at   

Gentle reminder:  a reservation that is made,
is a reservation that must be paid.



Autumn Harvest 

October 18, 2018 6-9:00 PM

​Women Organized to Mentor, Empower and Network​




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