People’s Emergency Center Names Linda Wasilchick VP of Resource and Business Development

Havertown resident Linda Wasilchick, a 20-year resource development and advancement veteran, was named vice president of resource and business development of the People’s Emergency Center (PEC). Wasilchick will oversee a team of five fundraising and communications professionals charged with raising nearly 1.5 million dollars in non-governmental funding each year.

Wasilchick comes to PEC from Bancroft in New Jersey, where she was Senior Director of Development.  She managed the organization’s $1 million annual fundraising program while implementing a three year comprehensive campaign to generate an additional $3 million.

Wasilchick previously worked at Elwyn as Director of Development for 16 years.  During her tenure, Wasilchick managed a development effort that generated $7.5 million in private foundation funding to support capital projects, while managing a one million dollar annual fundraising program.  Her experience also includes public and donor relations, marketing/branding, strategic planning, and video presentations.

“Wasilchick is an accomplished advancement professional with extensive fundraising experience in the areas of families with special needs and social services,” said Farah Jimenez, President and CEO of the People’s Emergency Center. “She will be a tremendous asset to the team.”

Wasilchick earned a BA in English from Temple University and an MA in Biblical Studies from Columbia International University.  She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Philadelphia Chapter.  Her volunteer work has led her to serve on the board of Access Services.

The People’s Emergency Center’s mission is to nurture families, strengthen neighborhoods and drive change in West Philadelphia. Through a community of more than 240 housing units and four educational centers offering job training, parenting and early childhood education, lifeskills classes, and technology coursework, PEC seeks to change the life trajectory for the women and children who seek its services and inspire them to aspire to new heights. PEC community development programs respond to community needs and build on neighborhood assets to help bridge the digital divide, expand mixed-income housing opportunities, stimulate economic growth, create wealth, and improve the quality of life for all West Philadelphia residents.

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