MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 10, 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced a $35,000 sponsorship of the annual gala benefit of The Women's Center of Vienna, Va. The gala is the center's premier event for increasing awareness and financial support for its programs and services.

Founded in 1974, The Women's Center is a nonprofit organization offering counseling and resources to improve significantly the psychological, career, financial and legal well-being of women and families.  Services are provided on a sliding scale based on the financial needs of the center's clients. The center's clinical staff includes more than 65 therapists and career counselors who provide more than 37,000 hours of counseling each year.

"The theme for this year's gala is Inspiring Women, and it serves to honor the inspirational women throughout history and the mission of The Women's Center," said Karen Williams, honorary chair of the gala and vice president of Air and Missile Defense Systems for Northrop Grumman's Information Systems sector. "We are proud to be the major sponsor of the event and fortunate to be an integral part of this community that cares deeply about the well-being of women and families."

The Nov. 13 event will be an evening of cocktails, dinner, live music and live and silent auctions held at the Gannett corporate headquarters in McLean, Va. For more information about gala benefit and sponsorship opportunities, please visit

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