Philabundance Welcomes New Chief Development Officer

Philabundance is excited to announce our new Chief Development Officer, Chuck Wright. This seasoned professional will lead a dynamic development team and oversee all development and fundraising efforts at Philabundance, a hunger relief organization that directly serves more than 300 community focused organizations and provides additional food resources through lead agencies that reach another 300 partners. 

We are pleased to welcome this new leader who shares the Philabundance mission.  

“There is one basic right that every human being deserves and that is having nutritional food on their table.  I’m honored to be part of the solution in solving this problem,” said Wright.  

Most recently, Wright was the Associate Vice President for College Advancement and Chief Development Officer at The College of New Jersey.  In this role, he was responsible for developing and executing the College’s major gifts, annual giving and planned giving programs, as well as alumni engagement programming.   

Prior to joining The College of New Jersey, Chuck was Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Peirce College.  He spent most of his 25 years of development experience at Villanova University and Widener University where he led campaign operations, major and planned giving, annual giving, advancement services, research, prospect management, and donor relations.  

“We are thrilled to have Chuck joining the Philabundance team as our new Chief Development Officer,” said Loree D. Jones, Philabundance CEO. “With food prices rising and the economic impact of the COVID crisis lingering, we have to continue to distribute record amounts of food to help our neighbors in need. It is heartening to know that we can rely on our incredible donors to help us reach our goals to fulfill our mission of relieving hunger today as we work to end hunger for good. Chuck’s passion for community, vision, and experience will be integral to helping us achieve that.” 

Chuck is also a Past Chair of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District II Board.  In February 2020, the District II Board created the Charles A. Wright Opportunity and Inclusion Leadership Award as part of its District II Achievement Awards Program.   

Chuck graduated with a BA degree from Villanova University.   

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