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Fund for Women Names Sarah Gilmour 2023 Driving Force Award Recipient

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The Fund for Women (FFW) at the Delaware Community Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of Sarah Gilmour as the recipient of the 2023 Driving Force Award. The Driving Force Award is presented annually to a Founder or FFW group who has gone above and beyond in moving FFW forward to achieve their mission. Sarah will receive the award at the Fund for Women 30th Anniversary Grant Awards Dinner hosted on May 10th at Odessa Memorial Hall in Odessa, De.

This event is a celebration of 30 years that the Fund for Women has continued to raise and distribute funds to Delaware nonprofits which help empower women and girls. The program will be held from 5:30-7:30 PM., with doors opening at 5:00pm.

Registration is required; please register at

Sarah has been a Fund for Women Founder for 8 years and is currently the Outreach and Development Manager for Pathways to Success, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to prepare youth, adults, and their families for successful lives. She began her sojourn with this outstanding non-profit organization as a grant writer.

Part of her role is to build relationships with other stakeholders in the world of caring about kids. In concert with the Pathways to Success team and Volunteers, she manages special events and activities for students attending Cape Henlopen High School, Milford High School, Poly Tech High School, Seaford High School and Sussex Tech High School.

As she is often heard to say, “It’s all about the kids!”

Ms. Gilmour is a member of the Volunteer Delaware 50+ Advisory Council, Polka Dot Power House group, the Milton Theatre Advisory Committee, Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice, and Village Improvement Association. She serves on the Board of the Georgetown, Delaware Chamber of Commerce. Sarah is a proud member of the Fund for Women Sussex County Development Committee and through her leadership has helped connect a number of new Founders across the state to the Fund for Women. Her broad network has contributed to the wide spread of information about FFW achievements and impact, not only in Sussex County but throughout the entire state. Her activities are all directly tied to empowering women and girls in Delaware.

Sarah serves as a powerful role model by showing her resilience and ability to persevere even in the presence of personal hardship. She currently resides in Lewes, Delaware.