Trenton, NJ, April 26, 2001 - Catholic Charities
, Diocese of Trenton
, is pleased to welcome R. Donald Leedy
to its Board of Trustees."Mr. Leedy has devoted 30 years of his life to working for health organizations that research and treat cancer," said Francis E. Dolan, executive director of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton.
...Leedy currently serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA, where he is responsible for daily operations of the Center and its component organizations.He previously served as vice president of finance and treasurer for Fox Chase.
"I joined Catholic Charities' Board because of the organization's mission," said Leedy
."Helping people in need, those who are in transition, and those who are trying to get ahead is important.Society should not rely on government to be the single solution.I believe that employers, groups and individuals should help one another."
Volunteer activities include serving as past president and board member of Community Nursing Services, board member of Memorial Health Alliance hospital system, and member of a United Way panel that evaluates agencies requesting funding.Leedy
also serves on various cancer-related task groups and forums.He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg, Maryland and an MBA from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.Don
wife, Martha, are long time residents of Moorestown, NJ.They have a grown son and daughter and two grandsons.Catholic Charities
, Diocese of Trenton
, a behavioral health care and social service agency with more than 88 years of experience, is trusted by the community to provide professional services to physically and sexually abused children, the elderly, battered women, people who are homeless or hungry, girls and women experiencing crisis pregnancies, the seriously mentally ill, people struggling with addictions to alcohol and other drugs, people suffering with AIDS or HIV infection, children in need of a family or home, and families, couples, and individuals in need of counseling.
Services are provided through 52 programs at 39 service sites and 64 residential sites in Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean Counties.With the dedication and competence of 360 volunteers and 685 staff, Catholic Charities
provides care to more than 100,000 people each year and touches the lives of one in every 19 residents of central New Jersey.