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Biography of

Richard C. Goodwin

Richard was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1928.  He resides in Snowmass Village, Colorado.  His business office is located in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. Richard has two sons, one daughter, one step-daughter and three grandchildren.

In 1948, Richard graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce and Engineering.

In 1950, he entered the building business in association with his father and brother.  During the 50's, the company constructed single-family homes in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.  In the early 60's, they expanded into land development, sewer and water companies, and neighborhood shopping centers were constructed. 

The company's major project began in Mt. Laurel Township, New Jersey in 1960 - Ramblewood on the Green.  This is a country club community consisting of a 27-hole golf course, a clubhouse including a restaurant and bar, four swimming pools, town houses, apartments, single-family homes, and condominiums.  Richard and his son, John, are the owners of the Ramblewood Country Club.

Goodwin Enterprises built over 5,000 homes and apartments as well as developing 15,000 lots for other builders.  In the 70's, the company expanded into eastern Pennsylvania and eventually built 600 HUD townhouses and 400 conventional apartments.  Richard became the owner of the company after his father's death in 1974.  His brother left the company in 1964. 

Richard has served his local and state Home Builder's Associations as President, and has been Vice President of the National Association of Home Builders.

Richard has served as a volunteer fundraiser for the United Way of Burlington County and is a member of the "Million Dollar Roundtable."  He is the "benefactor" of the Goodwin Holocaust Museum at the Jewish Community Center of Southern New Jersey; a founder of the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia; a member of the Ambassador's Circle of the World Jewish Congress; and has been recognized by Drexel University for his endowment funds by being elected into the Drexel 100 Club.  He is also the "benefactor" of the Richard C. Goodwin College of Professional Studies at Drexel University and received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from the university.  His most active charity work is for the American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam as a member of the Board of Directors and received their Ambassador of Peace Award in April 2005.

Prostate Cancer Foundation, a non-profit charity dedicated to finding a cure for prostate cancer, has received over $650,000. because of the efforts of Richard and his son, John.  The Score For the Cure Golf Tournament is held yearly to benefit this cause on the first Tuesday of October.

Richard is the founder of the Middle East Peace Dialogue Network (www.mpdn.org) that supports over 65 Israeli and Palestinian groups to promote peace.

Richard Goodwin is the "benefactor" of the Richard C. Goodwin Daycare Center at Maasai Heritage Preservation Foundation in Kenya, Africa.

 

 

 

  

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