Announcement: Sharon Krinsky Named Director of Philanthropy

August 4, 2010

Sharon Krinsky joins The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation with 27 years of diverse and strong fundraising experience. Sharon has worked for various national and international non-profit organizations, raising hundreds of millions of dollars.

Ms. Krinsky began her career at The Jewish Community Centers of Kansas City and continued her work with the JCC’s of Chicago. From there she worked at organizations such as the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Northwestern Memorial Foundation.

Sharon has a proven ability in management, leadership, board and volunteer development and administration. She has planned and managed significant fundraising events and galas with a particular strength in major gifts.

“GCF is pleased to announce the selection of Sharon Krinsky as our new Director of Philanthropy,” said Dr. David Gershenson, GCF Chairman. “Her experience, especially in the area of major gifts, offers SGO and GCF an opportunity to achieve their development goals and potential.”

“I couldn’t be more pleased to be joining the staff of the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation,’ said Ms. Krinsky. “GCF has great impact on the health of women, and I look forward to working with donors to help them match their giving interests with the priorities of the specialty and the women they serve.”

Spotlight

Visit the Sisterhood of Survivorship page to read “Dena’s Story” — by a vulvar cancer survivor who has shared her story and wise words, and channeled her energy into her National Race to End Women’s Cancer team.

Awareness

The CDC recently announced that fewer than half of American children are given the HPV vaccination.

Research

As of the July 23 deadline, 55 research abstracts were submitted in hopes of receiving one of only 6 grants from the Foundation. This points to a need for more funding so that the Foundation may award grants to every deserving applicant.

Education

The Gynecologic Cancer Global Health Forum will be Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 in D.C.. For more information on educational events and courses, click here.