Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio
Award for Leadership
The Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio Award for Leadership recognizes the strong pastoral and administrative leadership of the former head of the Camden Diocese in the area of social concern for the poor and the vulnerable.
Bishop DiMarzio was the bishop of the Diocese of Camden from 1999 through 2003 and was known for his leadership and administrative skills along with his pastoral care and attention to the people of the Diocese of Camden, including the most vulnerable. Shortly after arriving in the Diocese, Bishop DiMarzio established the diocesan Office of Ethnic Ministries, Office of Black Catholic Ministry, Office of Hispanic Ministry and has made Migration and Immigration issues a central area of concern. He brought together leaders of the profit and non-profit sectors in South Jersey to form the Greater Camden Partnership to attract redevelopment to Camden City, the second poorest cities in the nation.