The Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Camden announced that Raymond L. Lamboy of Camden has been named the next Chairman of The Salvation Army Advisory Board of Southwest New Jersey. Lamboy currently serves as President and CEO of the Latin American Economic Development Association Inc. (LAEDA) – a nonprofit organization established through the efforts of the National Puerto Rican Coalition along with local community and business leaders to create economic opportunities for minorities in the communities it serves in South Jersey.
Lamboy joined The Salvation Army Advisory Board in 2011 and served as Vice-Chair of the Advisory Board as well as the Chair of the Program Committee until 2013.
“We will greatly benefit from Ray’s leadership,” said Major Paul Cain of The Salvation Army in Camden. “We have been blessed by Ray’s dedication to The Salvation Army as active member of the Advisory Board of Southwest New Jersey. His leadership will benefit our organization as we continue to grow and expand in the region, especially with the opening of the Kroc Center in October.”
Lamboy assumes the chairmanship from Joseph M. Nardi, III, partner at Brown & Connery, LLP. Nardi served as chair for six years in back-to-back terms, and will remain an integral member of the Advisory Board as the Immediate Past Chairman and Chairman of The Salvation Army’s Kroc Executive Committee.
With many ties to the city of Camden, Lamboy is a resident of the Cramer Hill neighborhood, and a trustee of the St. Anthony of Padua Parish, serving in several minister roles. Additionally, Lamboy was a second generation owner of Lamboy Furniture Company, a family-owned business which opened in 1970 in Camden and has since closed.
In addition to his work with The Salvation Army, Lamboy is active in numerous community and business organizations, including: the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ), the Camden County Chamber of Commerce, Camden Churches Organized for People (CCOP) Local Organizing Committee and CamConnect.
Lamboy earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Rutgers University.
About the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center:
After receiving a bequest of $1.6 billion from the estate of Mrs. Joan Kroc, The Salvation Army chose Camden as one of twenty-six locations to receive funds to build a Kroc Center in 2006. Opening in October 2014, the Kroc Center is a 120,000 square foot state-of-the-art center on a 24-acre campus, providing recreational, health, educational, cultural, family and spiritual programming to the Camden community. The facility includes a Black Box Theater, Water Park, Pool, Commercial Kitchen, Youth and Senior Centers, Chapel, Field House, Fitness Center, Choice Food Pantry, Early Childhood Education Center and much more. Outdoor amenities will include a Soccer field and two Baseball Fields. Visit camdenkroccenter.org for more information.