PennPraxis

Nancy A. Goldenberg

Board Member

Nancy Goldenberg is the Vice President of Planning & Development for the Center City District (CCD), Philadelphia’s downtown business improvement district, where she leads strategic planning and fundraising efforts for capital and programmatic initiatives.  She also serves as  Executive Director of the Center City District Foundation, the charitable affiliate of the CCD.  She previously served for 12 years as CCD’s Vice President of Strategic Planning, responsible for a number of capital and public space improvements, including the planning, fundraising and renovation of Three Parkway Plaza, Sister Cities Park, Collins Park and Dilworth Park.  Nancy also led the CCD’s research and policy efforts, along with its transportation initiatives. 

Prior to rejoining the CCD in 2015, Nancy was Chief of Staff at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), where for nearly three years she managed operations for the nation’s oldest and largest horticultural society.  Her oversight extended to PHS gardening, greening and educational programs; planning, design and maintenance of landscapes and streetscapes; development and membership activities; communications and marketing; and human resources and information services.

Between 1997 and 2000, Nancy worked for the Fairmount Park Commission as Program Administrator for a $26.6 million, nationally recognized initiative to restore the natural areas of Philadelphia’s municipal park system and establish a comprehensive system of volunteer stewardship.  Prior to that, she was Assistant Township Manager of Lower Merion Township.  

Nancy is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design, where she earned her Master of City Planning degree.  She did her undergraduate work at George Washington University.  Nancy served as the Chair of Philadelphia’s Commission on Parks and Recreation during the Nutter Administration and currently serves on the boards of PennPraxis, the Fairmount Park Conservancy, the Reading Terminal Historic Preservation Trust, the City Parks Alliance, and the Philadelphia Outward Bound School.