Gloria has worked in the field of domestic violence and sexual assault since 1993. Ms. Sgrizzi has worked at the Center for Safety & Change (formerly the Rockland Family Shelter) and Hope's Door (formerly The Northern Westchester Shelter) in New York, and also worked at 180 Turning Lives Around in NJ.
Her experience includes serving as a director of development and community relations; providing educational workshops for businesses, police officers, community groups and colleges; volunteering on a rape crisis hotline; grantwriting and coordinating fundraisers; and spearheading public relations campaigns.
At Hope's Door, she designed the shelter's first teen dating abuse education program, which included an award-winning and internationally-recognized peer leader component known as STAR (Students Terminating Abusive Relationships).
Ms. Sgrizzi worked as a freelance grant-writer for non-profits throughout New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania before co-founding APFC in 2007 with Ms. Bressler. Since that time, they've expanded the agency's programs and profile in community to the extent that APFC is now recognized as a leader in the field.
Gloria is committed to supporting local, national and worldwide efforts to eliminate abuse in the lives of women and children.