Morton Goldfield

Biography

One year after Morton Goldfield started his studies at the Fox School of Business, he was drafted into the Navy to serve in World War II. His military service took him away from his studies for two-and-a-half years and Temple University was a changed place when he returned. “When I left, there were 10 kids in each class,” he says. “When I came back, there were 120, and they all wanted to be CPAs.”

Mr. Goldfield passed his CPA exam in 1953, while working for the accounting firm of Waldbaum & Rockower. He left the firm after four years to pursue what became a long and distinguished career as a stockbroker, which concluded with his retirement in 2015. Mr. Goldfield has always been a strong supporter of Temple and the Fox School, where a scholarship for honors students bears his name and celebrates his philanthropy. He is also an investor in the Fox School’s suite in the Liacouras Center. Mr. Goldfield laments how the number of public companies has gone down by half over the past 20 years. That limits opportunities for investors and gives big players too much sway over the market. “Amazon bought Whole Foods, and suddenly every food company went down,” he notes. His advice for success in life is very simple: “Be honest. Don’t live above your means. And always care about the people you work with.”

Title & Company
Former Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Temple University Awards & Affiliatons

  • Acres of Diamond Circle
  • Commencement Speaker, Fox School of Business
  • Dean’s Council, Fox School of Business
  • Musser Excellence in Alumni Achievement, 2000
  • Planned Giving Advancement Council
  • Wachman Society 25

What I wanted to be when I was 20 years old
An accountant

Best piece of advice anyone ever gave me
Always be honest.