PROFILE: Meet Chetachi Nwoga-Ecton, President WIN Foundation
Chetachi Nwoga-Ecton is the President of When in Need Foundation (WIN). WIN was born out of Chetachi’s lifelong virtues of selflessness and compassion for the powerless, needy, defenseless, and downtrodden and people with limited opportunities. These virtues are typified in the other organizations which she is associated with.
Prior to establishing When in Need, she founded a blossoming healthcare agency providing compassionate services to intellectually and developmentally disabled individuals in Philadelphia, PA. These virtues were further strengthened as she earned her Bachelor of Science degree and Postgraduate diploma from Widener University, where she majored in Social Work.
As Chief Executive Officer of When In Need foundation, she brings her tenacity, inspiration, relentlessness and knack for excellence to ensure that the organization achieves its set goals. When in Need Foundation (WIN) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides grants for students and young professionals to continue their education and career in addition to supporting schools, orphanages and various hostels assisting less fortunate globally.
The Mission of Mercy (M.O.M) is a global outreach program of When In Need Foundation, with the purpose and mission of assisting individuals in need with basic amenities, food, supplies, medical, healthcare, and educational resources globally. The program has positively impacted hundreds of people in Nigeria, The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Rep., Chile, Argentina to mention a few.
Chetachi Nwoga-Ecton is also the President & CEO of ChiBase Production Company, a “one-stop” entertainment platform offering licensing, joint ventures, distribution, marketing, touring and management services for artists.
Her other interests are in entertainment such as film, licensing, theatre, publishing, music. Ms. Nwoga Ecton received the 2011 Entrepreneurship Award from the African & Caribbean Business Council, tristate Chamber of Commerce and a City of Philadelphia citation for her achievements.
She was presented the 2014 Nigeria Centenary Award as one of the 100 most influential Nigerians in the United States during the country’s celebration of 100 years of existence. She received a 2015 Philanthropy Award from Our World Media magazine and has been featured in different local and international news.