Samuel S. Fels Fund

 

Will Gonzalez

Will Gonzalez is the Executive Director of Ceiba, a coalition of Latino community-based organizations in Philadelphia. His work focuses on the housing, economic development, and civil rights of low-to-moderate income communities including unauthorized immigrants and limited English proficient populations. He has experience using collaborative leadership principles to organize community efforts to secure institutional changes in the areas of police accountability, voting rights, and affordable housing.

Will believes in bringing organizations together to work on common goals. One of his favorite proverbs is: “Individually we are drops of water, together we are an ocean.”

He has 31 years of experience working in the Latino community. The Philadelphia Foundation’s Williams Award for Organizational Excellence & The Community Change Award from the Bread & Roses Community Fund recognized his leadership of non-profits.

He has received various community awards, among them a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Legal Intelligencer, PA’s premier legal publication. He is licensed to practice law in NJ and PA. He has been happily married to his wife Theresa for over 30 years. They have a son and a daughter.

“Individually we are drops of water, together we are an ocean”

— Ryunosuke Satoro

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