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Farmingdale Resident Re-Elected to GSNC Board


Farmingdale, NY May 29, 2012 – Christopher Pendergast, a resident of Farmingdale, has furthered his dedication and commitment to supporting, empowering and mentoring future generations of women that he has shown year after year. Christopher Pendergast has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Inc. as a member of the Council Nominating Committee on May 21, 2012, at the 47th Annual Meeting held at The DeMatteis Center. Mr. Pendergast joins other Board Members in their mission to provide leadership, innovation and constant support to the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Council.

“Christopher has an continues to be a great addition to our Board of Directors,” said Diane M. McFarlane, Esq., President of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Board of Directors. “We believe this is an appropriate recognition for the work that he has done in the past. With Christopher serving on our Board again, we are confident that he will continue to bring strong leadership and help us fulfill our mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.”

Christopher Pendergast has been a Member-at-Large of the Board of Directors since 2009. The father of a Gold Award Recipient and spouse of a Girl Scout Delegate Chair, Cookie Manager, Troop Leader and Troop Consultant, Mr. Pendergast is very familiar with the positive influence Girl Scouting can have on girls and women. 

Mr. Pendergast is the Chief Information Officer for Marchon Eyewear. At Hofstra University’s College for Continuing Education, Mr. Pendergast has developed and taught professional development programs in Information Technology for more than 15 years. Mr. Pendergast is also committed to youth programs and up until 2010 was an active member of the board of Farmingdale Soccer Club. Since 1994, he has volunteered as a coach and manager for both girls and boys teams. A Trustee of St. James Church in Seaford, Mr. Pendergast has served on the Pastoral Council, finance committee, lector ministry, and fundraising committee. 

Mr. Pendergast resides in Farmingdale with his wife Ursula and his two children. His daughter Lauren is a Gold Award recipient, Lifetime member and a Gold Award advisor in Delaware where she attends college. He is a graduate of Hofstra University and holds both a B.B.A and M.B.A. degree.

Girl Scouts of Nassau County builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouting in Nassau County creates an accepting and nurturing environment, which gives girls a chance to build character and develops leadership skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them throughout their lives, like strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. With almost 21,000 girl and 7,000 adult members, Girl Scouts of Nassau County has become the preeminent organization and leading authority for girls. The organization, now in its 100th year, continues to make the world a better place one girl at a time.

For more information on the Girl Scouts of Nassau County call Donna Rivera Downey 516 741-2550 at ext. 260, or visit


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