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Accolades & Honors

GSPIA Alumna Named Nonprofit Leader in Social Work

Sharon L. McDaniel (GSPIA ‘91) will receive the 2018 Social Work Day on the Hill Outstanding Individual in the Nonprofit Sector Award. The award is presented by the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy and the 2018 Social Work Day on the Hill Planning Committee. McDaniel will be recognized for demonstrating a commitment to promoting the principles and values of the social work profession in the pursuit of social and economic justice.

McDaniel is the president and CEO of A Second Chance, Inc., a licensed foster care agency that meets the unique needs of kinship families in Allegheny and Philadelphia counties. She founded A Second Chance in 1994, about three years after obtaining her Master of Public Administration degree from Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

She will be honored during a reception at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., on March 21.