President, Chief Executive Officer
Toni Pergolin is a highly regarded strategic leader with acute financial acumen who has successfully grown companies organically and through mergers and acquisitions.
Serving as President and CEO of Bancroft, one of the largest human services providers in New Jersey and the Greater Philadelphia region, she has more than doubled the size of the company in ten years. Her ability to lead nonprofit organizations with a focus on delivering excellence with a healthy margin has resulted in a decade of profitable returns enabling reinvestment in the organization’s mission.
She was selected as one of the 50 most influential people in South Jersey by South Jersey Biz in 2015, won the SmartCEO Cornerstone Award 2015, was among The Who’s Who in Healthcare in South Jersey in 2017 and SJ Magazine Women of Excellence in 2019.
Pergolin received the Campbell Soup Extraordinary Leadership Award and was awarded the first Corporate/Business Award by Maria’s Women United. She has been recognized for her leadership in many publications including SmartCEO Magazine, Philadelphia Business Journal, SNJ Business People, SJ Biz, Main Line Today and received recognition for advancing women’s equality. Most recently she received the Women of Excellence Award for Business Excellence by SJ Magazine.
She currently serves as the Chairwoman for Peirce College and as a director on the boards of Fulton Bank and South Jersey Chamber of Commerce. She also is a member of the FPA Wealth Management Advisory Board.
Prior to joining Bancroft, she worked at the University of Pennsylvania Health System for 14 years in various positions, including Chief Financial Officer for Pennsylvania Hospital. She received her undergraduate degree in accounting from Pennsylvania State University and her master’s in health administration from Saint Joseph’s University.
Pergolin’s first book, Too Important to Fail: Leadership Lessons for Nonprofits came out in January 2020.
Too Important to Fail: Leadership Lessons for Nonprofits
Written by Bancroft CEO Toni Pergolin, Too Important to Fail: Leadership Lessons for Nonprofits is the roadmap on how to approach, plan and execute the turnaround of a nonprofit organization to better serve and help those that rely on them for their very lives.