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Cynthia Germanotta
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Cynthia Bissett Germanotta is the co-founder and president of the Born This Way Foundation, which she founded with her daughter, Lady Gaga, to “empower youth” and “inspire bravery.” Mrs. Germanotta is a former telecommunications executive whose career spanned 25 years in sales and sales management. She was an honors graduate of West Virginia University as well as The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where she received a master's degree in public administration and was a candidate for the Presidential Intern Program. Mrs. Germanotta is a founding member and advocate for the Women’s Council on Heart Health for the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at New York Presbyterian Cornell Weill Medical Center. In addition, she has served on the Ladies Auxiliary Committee of The Columbus Citizens Foundation.

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Speaking Out for Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation

(12) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 7:24 PM

It is important for us to set the record straight regarding Born This Way Foundation's mission and how the organization allocates its funds. There is quite a bit of inaccurate information out there right now that misinterprets the essential mission and critical work of a very special organization that was...

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Born to Run

(5) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 11:00 AM

New York City is abuzz with marathon preparations. We've officially begun ING NYC Marathon week: a time when spectators and runners alike are getting ready for the challenges, elation and sense of community brought forth by this weekend's race and the celebrations surrounding it. I can't wait to be at...

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A Kinder, Braver Mental Health World

(10) Comments | Posted June 3, 2013 | 7:41 PM

When a young person falls and breaks his or her wrist while skateboarding, or during a soccer game, the next step is immediately clear: a trip to the local emergency room. It's pretty obvious to all involved -- the parents, friends, teammates -- that medical assistance and treatment will be...

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Introducing the Born This Way Foundation

(30) Comments | Posted February 29, 2012 | 12:45 PM

Today is a special day for my daughter and I as we share with everyone something we've been working on for almost a year and have been talking about as mother and daughter for much longer.

As a family, we always emphasized giving back to society and...

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