South Jersey’s United Way organization names CEO

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey announced it has named Bill Golderer its new CEO and president.

In this role, Golderer will work closely with the UWGPSNJ board of directors and corporate and community partners to lead its cause, which it says is ending intergenerational poverty.

Golderer joins UWGPSNJ from Arch Street Presbyterian Church. He was also the founder of Broad Street Ministry. He is also a co-founder of the Rooster Soup Co.

“We are excited to have Bill as our next CEO. He brings a remarkable combination of passion for elevating the condition of our city and region, experience and innovation in the communities we serve, and credibility among existing and potential donors who want to invest in our mission. He will be an outstanding leader of our committed and talented staff, and he will work collaboratively with other community leaders in our region,” said J. Gordon Cooney Jr., chairman of UWGPSNJ’s regional board of directors and leader of the global litigation practice at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. “We are grateful to interim President and CEO Mike DiCandilo and our board for leading us through a pivotal and exciting time in our history. We are confident that Bill will do an outstanding job leading our United Way and driving our work to end intergenerational poverty in the region forward.”

“I took on this role because poverty looms as one of our greatest challenges — it traps our families and limits our entire region’s potential,” said Golderer. “It’s time to stop families from passing on poverty through generations and provide opportunities for our youth and families to thrive. Together, in partnership with the business community, the nonprofit sector and our public officials, we can achieve this.”

Each year, UWGPSNJ raises approximately $50 million to support the regional nonprofit sector, of which approximately $28 million is directed to United Way’s Impact Fund to end poverty in our communities.