Atlantic County, Bill Gormley of New Jersey

There’s an old expression, credited to former United States President Harry S Truman, who said, “It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you don’t care who gets the credit.”

FUN FACT: There is no dot after the S in Truman’s middle initial. The S is all there is, no middle name either, just the initial. Did you know ?

Another great quote is associated with former President Reagan, who had a plaque on his desk in the Oval Office that read, “There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go s ‘he doesn’t care who gets the credit. ”

While in office, or since leaving office… Former New Jersey Senator Bill Gormley does more at 6 a.m. every day than most people are capable of accomplishing all day .

I saw a recent post on social media where in the comments section Gormley himself attributed leadership to the current Atlantic County state legislative team of Senator Vince Polistina and Assembly Member Don Guardian and Claire Swift.

It’s the kind of collegiality that creates a very positive atmosphere to get things done.

Gormley spent what I called his “second act” (or 2nd chapter) focusing on philanthropy.

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If you missed it, here’s a link to our previous coverage on Bill Gormley, The Philanthropist” from July 28, 2020.

Read more: Senator Bill Gormley, his second chapter has been established

While helping countless local causes (in particular), Bill and Ginny Gormley have taken a big step forward for the University of Stockton and the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City.

Gormley was directly instrumental in facilitating a once-in-a-lifetime relationship with Apple, Inc.

You simply cannot overstate what this has meant for the Atlantic City Boys and Girls Club.

This is just one example of Gormley, the low-key animator who doesn’t care who gets the credit, but instead focuses on doing positive things that can make a major difference in the County area of Atlantic.

The Gormleys also helped feed families by working with Jewish Family Services before, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here’s Gormley at work during the COVID-19 pandemic, when The Gormley and Levine families also brought their children and grandchildren to contribute and serve the public.

This effort has helped feed 30 families a week during the pandemic.

The need was deep as JSF had experienced a 79% increase in need during the pandemic.

The JSF Pantry fed 200 people a month. They now had to feed 225 people a week.

Atlantic and Cape May Counties Jewish Family Services

Atlantic and Cape May Counties Jewish Family Services

Most of Gormley’s philanthropy is on a strictly anonymous basis.

But, there are a few examples that have been made public. The Gormleys also contributed materially to St. Michael’s Church and School in Atlantic City for their music program and other needs.

In October 2021, St. Augustine’s Preparatory School in Richland, New Jersey awarded Gormley the Gregor Mendel Medal, the highest honor bestowed by his alma mater,

Gormley had a deep love for Atlantic County and Atlantic City that goes back a lifetime.

His “Second Act” continues that work on a daily basis, as Gormley is always on the hunt for the next idea that can make Atlantic County and Atlantic City an even better place to work or call home.

10 things I’m extremely grateful for in Atlantic County

10 things I’m extremely grateful for in Atlantic County

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