Gail B. Gordon and Senator Robert Gordon Receive National Community Award

Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader is proud to announce that Gail B. Gordon, Of Counsel in the Rochelle Park office, and her husband State Senator Robert Gordon (D-38) have been presented with the prestigious Betty Pendler Award by Community Options, Inc., a national non-profit organization which provides residential, employment, and support services to individuals with disabilities.

Gail and Senator Gordon were honored during Community Options, Inc.’s spring iMatter Golf Classic at the Alpine Country Club in Demarest on May 23. 



The award is named in honor of Betty Pendler who was well-recognized for her tireless efforts in helping those with disabilities. Each year the award is given to those who exemplify the mission of Community Options and demonstrate their commitment to ensuring that people with disabilities live their best lives in communities of their choosing. Recent recipients of this award include Governor Tom Kean, Elaine Katz of Kessler Foundation, and Senator Joe Kyrillos.

Gail serves on the board for Community Options Enterprises (COE), having been appointed as a trustee last year. Gail and Senator Gordon have served as Chairs of the Community Options, Inc.’s Cupid's Chase 5K fundraiser event held in Glen Rock each year. She is well-recognized for her work in government & community relations, crisis management, as well as for her political, hospital and non-profit fundraising expertise.

Senator Gordon has been supportive of Community Options’ mission for the last 5 years, as he has advocated for services for people with disabilities in the community. He serves on the NJ Senate Health & Human Services Committee where he is vocal in his support of the necessary support for individuals with disabilities.

Community Options is headquartered in Princeton, NJ. For more information please visit

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