Valentine-Gray Tagged for Pittsburgh Women of Achievement Award

Posted on 2/18/2014 2:59:49 PM

Debra Valentine-GrayIUP’s Pittsburgh regional advancement officer has been chosen with 26 others to be honored with the ninth annual Women of Achievement Awards.

This is the second award for Debra Valentine-Gray, who works in IUP’s office at 20 Stanwix Street in Pittsburgh.

The awards program, which benefits the Cribs for Kids Program, is held annually in conjunction with Women’s History Month. Valentine-Gray will accept the award at a dinner in Pittsburgh on March 6.  

Among her accomplishments at IUP, Valentine-Gray has stewarded a partnership between the Heinz Endowments and the College of Education and Educational Technology that resulted in the Pittsburgh Promise Plus Program.

Prior to joining IUP in 2008, Valentine-Gray served Junior Achievement of Southern California as senior development director and the United Way of Greater Los Angeles as director of resource development. In addition to her nonprofit experience, she has 20 years of experience in corporate marketing and administration. A graduate of Point Park University, she is a District II board member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

In 2013, Valentine-Gray was named among the New Pittsburgh Courier’s Women of Excellence.