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Let us tell you a story This is a story about a mysterious place. Its aisles are filled with treasures, knick-knacks, and rarities. Its racks hold great beauty, great finds, great steals. But its walls can tell us a little bit more. There’s a magical force at work in this place. One you may never expect, never suspect, never know. One fueled by donations, hard work, and generosity. With every transaction, we exchange much more than money and goods. We go to this place to find the best kinds of deals: a chance, a new start, an incredible opportunity. Be it education, training, support, or a job. There’s powerful transformation happening here. Lives are incredibly and infinitely changed. Come with us to explore this place called Goodwill…

Goodwill’s mission Goodwill provides education, career development, and employment opportunities to help Coloradans i n need achieve self-sufficiency, dignity,and hope through the Power of Work.

Goodwill’s vision The communities we serve are better, stronger, and more sustainable b  ecause Goodwill is there.

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A Story Worth Sharing “Tremendous things are in store for you.” Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Dear friends of Goodwill, I am delighted to share the 2012–2013 Goodwill Industries of Denver Annual Impact Report with you. In it, you’ll find the story of this wonderful organization and its positive impact on our community. I am thrilled to begin this new chapter. Since I came to Goodwill, I’ve realized that within our walls, a multitude of stories have been told… stories of success, transformation, independence, and dignity. Each of them is different, but what remains the same is that the characters— our participants—are well developed, and the storytellers—our employees, donors, and volunteers—are incredibly passionate. As you look through this report, you’ll read stories of success from the people who’ve lived them. These individuals were honored at our Annual Power of Work Luncheon where we recognized their hard work and strength to overcome adversity. They also speak to the power of Goodwill’s programs. Unemployment continues to be a problem in our community, especially among those with disabilities. While there are some misconceptions about our use of The Special Wage Certificate under 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, you can be assured that we are extremely proud of what our Community Employment Program—and all of our programs—have done for individuals with severe disabilities or other disadvantaging conditions. From cover to cover, our tale is full of examples of Goodwill’s work in our local community, and each chapter celebrates real influence and positive impact on individuals, society, and the environment. I invite you to listen, learn, and share this story with others. Thank you for supporting Goodwill’s mission. You enable us to help those whose stories are truly worth sharing. Stuart Davie President & CEO Goodwill Industries of Denver 5

From input to impact Goodwill’s work and activities in the community lead to a series of tangible outcomes and, ultimately, to a set of societal impacts.

1. Input Mission Community support Funding Board of Directors Donations of gently used items

4. Outcomes

2. Activities

Students & adults gain job and life skills

Retail stores & operations

5. impact

Employee Services Program

Increased positive attitudes among students

Sustained drop in poverty

Adult Career Development Program

Students persist & achieve in school

Decreased unemployment rate

Career success Reduced dependence on welfare & state aid Reduced unemployment

Positive economic impact Improved quality of life for individuals, families, & community members Positive environmental impact

Community Employment Program Youth Career Development Programs Funding for programs

Higher incomes Less pollution & waste

3. Output 15,578 youth served · 3,599 adults served 515 employees served · 224 people with disabilities served 1,247 people employed 3.3 million retail store transactions 1.6 million donations (goods) · 800 donors (financial) 80.9 million lbs. recycled or repurposed


Recycling efforts

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A Year in Review “If you never did, you should. These things are fun and fun is good.” One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

Proudly serving the community As the community’s needs continue to grow, so must Goodwill. In 2012, we saw steady growth in retail locations, donation centers, and program offerings—further extending the network of support that changes lives for the better.


Goodwill growth •  Déjà Blue Boutique opened in Cherry Creek North •  Added two Goodwill Retail Stores, one in Longmont and one in Stapleton •  Opened a new Goodwill Outlet World in Denver •  Three new Donation Centers opened, one in Centennial and two in Denver •  Opened two additional Career Connection Centers in Denver

Accomplishments, recognition, and awards •  Launch of new customer loyalty program, Club Blue •  “Growing the Business Total Growth Award” from Goodwill Industries International •  “Best in Class” and “Best in Reconnect” awards from Dell for computer recycling •  “Martin Luther King, Jr. Business Social Responsibility Award”

Déjà Blue Boutique in Cherry Creek North


•  “Nonprofit of the Year” from The Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce •  Colorado American Marketing Association Peak Awards −− “Gold Peak Award: New Product or Service Launch, Déjà Blue” −− “Gold Peak Award: Publishing, Annual Impact Report” −− “Silver Peak Award: Online Advertising, Goodwilloween”

Signature events and fundraisers •  Good Exchange for Change Fashion Show and Clothing Swap −− Raised: $21,822 •  Annual Power of Work Luncheon −− Raised: $108,291 •  Driving for Diplomas Goodwill Golf Classic −− Raised: $176,271 •  Volunteers Rock −− Attended by 314 volunteers

Project Runway designers Julie Tierney, Mondo Guerra, and Fallene Wells at The Good Exchange for Change Fashion Show and Clothing Swap

Financial summary This annual impact report includes retail and financial data from the 2012 calendar year and program impact data from the 2012–2013 program year (July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013). THE COMMUNITY GAVE TO GOODWILL (Revenues) Sales (clothing, furniture, and other items)



Contract revenues for services



Other public support



Net investment income and other income



Total $63,642,980 GOODWILL GAVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY (Expenses) Retail operations/programs*



General and administrative



Workforce development programs




$680,911 1.1%

Total $63,713,787 * Retail operations and programs serve the 60% of Goodwill employees who have disabilities or other disadvantaging conditions, and maximize environmental sustainability. Please see pages 10–13 for more information. Complete audited financial statements, including information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles, may be obtained from Goodwill Industries of Denver. Email to obtain a copy.

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock delivers the keynote address at the 16th Annual Goodwill Power of Work Luncheon

A golfer enjoys a day at Rolling Hills Country Club in Golden for the 10th Annual Driving for Diplomas Goodwill Golf Classic


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Goodwill Retail Stores & Operations “You must do something to make the world more beautiful.� Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Goodwill is in the business of second chances Goodwill goes to great measures to ensure that every donated item is sold or has many chances to be transformed before it becomes waste. From processing donations, recycling, and transforming lives, Goodwill is the ultimate socially responsible retailer.


Retail Stores

Online sales

•  Number of transactions: 3,339,179

•  Number of transactions: 215,000

•  Total sales: $45,059,189

•  Total sales: $2,899,920

•  Number of donations: 1,615,809

Goodwill is able to be a great steward of every donation by selling collectibles and goods online at their true value. This gives shoppers a new avenue to find goods while still supporting local programs.

•  Total pounds donated: 80,925,033 •  Percentage of waste diverted from landfills: 66.9%

Did you know?

85 cents of every dollar received at the stores or online goes directly into programs for the local community.

Outlet Worlds

Did you know?

Goodwill items can be purchased from,,, and

•  Number of transactions: 157,332

Recycling and working our way toward zero waste

•  Outlet Sales: $3,010,377

•  Recycling revenues: $4,103,639

Goodwill’s three Outlet Worlds are the second stop for a donation that hasn’t sold in a traditional Goodwill store. Items are sold by the pound at a significantly reduced rate, giving Goodwill one more opportunity to raise funds for programs.

Goodwill’s extensive recycling program diverted more than 27 million pounds of goods from landfills in 2012. Clothing: 12,133,772 lbs. Books: 3,779,558 lbs. TVs: 2,477,462 lbs. Computers: 1,433,919 lbs.

Did you know?

The Goodwill Outlet World in Aurora now offers an expanded selection of home goods in its Furniture Corner.

Shoes: 881,345 lbs. All other: 6,710,371 lbs. Total: 27,416,427 lbs.


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Employee Services Program “You have been my friend… That in itself is a tremendous thing.” Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Giving back to the community starts with our employees One of our biggest priorities as a company is helping the 60% of Goodwill’s employees who have disabilities or other disadvantaging conditions. Now in its second year, the Employee Services Program helps employees in need access support, life skills training, and financial assistance, enabling them to keep working to support themselves and their families. 12

Impact •  Total served: 515

Program highlights Goodwill strives to support each employee, and encourages employees to support each other. The Employee Services Program provides a number of ways to create a positive impact within Goodwill’s workforce. Employee assistance fund Employees may contribute to this fund to help their coworkers with unforeseen obstacles that may impact their ability to keep working. Recipients have received support with medical expenses, homelessness, eviction, and other barriers. •  99 employees served, $54,551 contributed Donation of hours Employees can contribute unused sick and vacation hours to coworkers in need.

Did you know?

Goodwill’s turnover rate has been reduced by 27% since 2010.

Goodwill assistance program In addition to financial support, Employee Services supply employees in need with basic goods to help them live a healthy lifestyle. •  29 employees served Employee assistance program Goodwill partners with a third party, a credit union, and staff to provide free and confidential mental health, personal, financial counseling, legal counseling, work/life solutions, substance abuse support, and childcare search assistance. •  373 employees served

•  14 employees served, 570 hours used


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Success story: Nancy Madrid Nancy Madrid struggled with drug addiction and abusive relationships for most of her life. After hitting rock bottom, she was determined to turn her life around but needed someone to give her a second chance. By giving her a job when no one else would, Goodwill was the lifeline Nancy needed. Today, Nancy is celebrating nearly 15 years with Goodwill as a dedicated employee—paying it forward to her coworkers and the company that changed her life. Learn more about Nancy’s story at


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Adult Career Development Program “You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss

Goodwill helps individuals find work and self-sufficiency The Adult Career Development Program helps individuals with disabilities or disadvantaging conditions get a job, get a better job, or get a career by minimizing barriers. This benefits themselves, their families, and the community.


Impact •  Total served: 3,599 •  Job placements: 823

Did you know?

The average hourly wage of those placed in full-time employment during the 2012–2013 program year was $10.81.

Program highlights Career Connection Centers Goodwill provides career counseling, job search support, and a variety of classes in four locations across the metro area and northern Colorado. These centers are free and open to the public.

Placement Services Qualified participants from all Goodwill programs are connected with jobs in the community. Goodwill First Qualifying program participants are given priority in filling retail, administrative, and many other positions within Goodwill.

Demographics of those served This data represents the primary disability indicated by the participant. Many individuals report multiple disabilities or disadvantaging conditions. 1,399: Unemployed 1,057: TANF recipients

County-based TANF service providers Goodwill partners with Arapahoe County Human Services to provide career guidance for families who are receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families). AgrAbility This program provides worksite assessments and consulting in order to help Colorado farmers and ranchers with disabilities keep working through assistance and supportive devices.


547: English learners 464: Lack of education 447: Working poor 360: Physical disability 339: Ex-offenders 262: Unknown/unreported 242: Age (senior or youth) 181: Homeless 173: Psychiatric/emotional disability 690: Other disadvantaging condition

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Success story: Yayel When Yayel came to Goodwill’s Career Connection Center, she had only been in the U.S. for one month and was suffering from the emotional effects of having fled her native country. With Goodwill’s help, Yayel transferred her former education into a meaningful career as a birth doula and medical interpreter. She is now hopeful about her future as she helps women have a positive birthing experience and also helps other refugees adjust to life in the U.S. Learn more about Yayel’s story at


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Community Employment Program “I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Goodwill believes everyone deserves an opportunity Goodwill’s Community Employment Program focuses on each participant and what kinds of support they may need. The goal is to help individuals with disabilities participate in the life of the community through employment and work experience, and to increase their independence and self-esteem.



Program highlights

•  224 people served •  103,496 hours of service •  97% of individuals served earned a wage •  90% of stakeholders indicate that Goodwill helps their family member develop work skills •  96% of stakeholders indicate that Goodwill increases self-confidence of participants •  83% of family members of participants reported that they gained independence

Demographics of those served This data represents the primary disability indicated by the participant. Many individuals report multiple disabilities or disadvantaging conditions.

Did you know?

Goodwill programs have always maintained accreditation from CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities).

Good Bikes Participants in this program learn how to repair and refurbish donated bikes and get them ready for sale in the stores or online. Good Gardens Goodwill now has ADA accessible gardens for participants to learn to grow vegetables and herbs in a group setting. Enclaves Goodwill provides janitorial work in our stores and positions within the Goodwill e-commerce program.

157: Learning disability 101: Developmental disability 75: Deaf or hard of hearing 45: Psychiatric/emotional disability 43: Neurological disability 21: Blind or other visual disability 3: History of substance abuse 102: Other physical disability

prevocational services Individuals with moderate to severe disabilities are able to work on projects together with additional support to increase employability. Classes A prevocational curriculum teaches job seekers with disabilities what is required to work in the community. Community exposure Job shadows and tours of facilities give participants real-world exposure and a variety of options to seek employment.


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Success story: Bruce Deese When Bruce Deese began his prevocational career at Goodwill, he was painfully shy and nervous. Through his participation in Goodwill’s Good Bikes program and his own resolve, Bruce overcame the adversity of having multiple disabilities and transformed into a hardworking, outgoing, and beloved coworker. His family is grateful for the opportunities that Bruce has had in this program and is thrilled that he’s had a chance to blossom and grow. Learn more about Bruce’s story at


The truth about The Special Wage Certificate The use of The Special Wage Certificate under 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act is a vital tool in creating work opportunities for those with severe disabilities. For more than 90 years, Goodwill Industries of Denver has been a leading advocate in providing employment for people with a broad range of disabilities, including the most significant disabilities, to enter the workforce. With 80 percent of people with disabilities unemployed, this mission work is extremely important. This certificate is ONLY used within the Community Employment Program, which serves individuals with severe disabilities.

We are very proud of our program, because it provides a safe and nurturing environment for people with the most severe disabilities to gain self-esteem and independence. Our program gives them a place to go each day to interact with others in the community and to participate in work that gives them a sense of purpose, pride, and dignity. Goodwill, and thousands of other employers across the country utilize this certificate to serve individuals with disabilities, not to exploit them. To learn more and to hear directly from a family whose son has benefited from our program, please visit:


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Youth Career Development Program “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you’ll ever know.” Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

Keeping students focused on the future Goodwill’s Youth Career Development Program helps support the future of our community. The program addresses deep deficits in graduation rates by providing career education, future planning, and mentorship to thousands of local students.



Program highlights

•  Total served: 15,578 −− Basic support: 7,125

Did you know?

−− Intensive support: 8,453* •  93% of Goodwill students have a career plan •  52% of students demonstrated an increase in their positive career success attitudes •  99% of school personnel would recommend Goodwill programs to other schools •  97% of school staff members think Goodwill programs are of high quality •  99% of school staff members think Goodwill programs are helpful to students

Demographics of those served

Goodwill employs licensed teachers, focusing on a career development curriculum, in 33 schools in Colorado.

Mentor support Goodwill connects students with business professionals who provide guidance and future career planning advice. Real-world examples The curriculum is supported by resume workshops, career panels, mock interviews, job and life skills coaching, and guest speakers. Experience Goodwill connects students with jobs, job clubs, job shadowing, internship placements, service learning, and volunteer opportunities.

9,503: Latino 3,115: African American 2,181: Caucasian

Resources Goodwill teachers nominate students for scholarships and provide resource referrals and financial assistance search support.

156: Asian 623: Other

The Goodwill difference More Goodwill students graduate and enroll in college than non-Goodwill students. 69%

83% 52% 30% Goodwill students Non-Goodwill students

High school graduates

College enrollment

* The Goodwill Youth Career Development intensive model provides individualized case management, and/or daily classroom support, and/or career or college readiness-focused activities.


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Success Story: Christian Kalenga Christian Kalenga emigrated from the Congo to the U.S. after experiencing political unrest, genocide, and the loss of his parents. Facing countless cultural differences, Christian found hope and support through Goodwill’s Youth Career Development Program. With Goodwill’s help and through his own fierce determination, Christian went on to earn a Daniels Fund Scholarship to Colorado State University, where he is working towards an education degree. Learn more about Christian’s story at


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Volunteers “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” The Lion and the Mouse, Aesop’s Fables

Goodwill brings something real to the classroom Each year, hundreds of volunteers bring relevance to Goodwill’s career curriculum in the classroom. Volunteers review and give feedback on work, help prepare students for interviews, and share their own experiences. They show students—and help them believe in—what’s possible.


Impact •  1,310 volunteers and volunteer mentors •  11,312 hours of service

Did you know?

In 2012, volunteers represented a value of $253,728 to Goodwill.*

Program highlights Flexible volunteer opportunities Volunteers find many opportunities that work within their busy schedules, with as little as a one-hour commitment and with no preparation required, in the following ways: Career panels Volunteers share their work experience in front of the class. Mock interviews Volunteers help prepare students for actual job and scholarship interviews.

Individual mentoring The Summer Bridge Mentor Program provides first-generation college students with support from someone who has been there before—a college graduate. Volunteers discuss financial aid options, time management, and other necessary skills. nextgen Goodwill’s young professional networking group is composed of passionate, connected individuals who are committed to promoting Goodwill and its mission in the community. In 2012, Mile High Young Professionals selected Nextgen as their Featured Young Professionals Group, giving them an audience to learn more about volunteer programs and networking opportunities. Get involved To learn more about Goodwill’s many flexible volunteering opportunities, please visit

Resume and portfolio workshops Volunteers review and give feedback on these essential tools for job seekers. Group Mentoring A volunteer guides conversations and activities with students in small groups.

*Based on latest calculated value of a volunteer hour for Colorado: $22.43. Source:


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Dave Brisnehan In some ways, Dave Brisnehan feels like he may have missed his calling as a teacher. Now in retirement, he feels like he has a unique opportunity to live out a dream. When he discovered Goodwill’s Youth Career Development Program, Dave knew that this was the venue to inspire young people. After just a short time in the classroom, the energy and enthusiasm of the students excited Dave. The students began to know and trust him, their self-confidence soared, and their interests in their futures began to materialize. What happened next surprised him— he was getting a lot out of it himself. “You think you are giving yourself to others,” says Brisenehan. “But I found that I got a lot more than I gave while volunteering with Goodwill.”


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2012 Goodwill Partners & Monthly Giving Club “Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.” Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

President’s Circle $10,000+

Dean and Carolyn Salter

Vass and Lynne Sirpolaidis

David Leonard and Clare Soderberg

Independence Circle $5,000– $9,999

Deb and Will Quinby

David Brunick, Brunick Family Foundation

Hope Circle $1,000–$2,499

Marvin and Cheryl McDaniel

Jesse and Molly Wolff

Anonymous Greg Ball and Karen Hasse

Raymond Costello

Elena Sirpolaidis

Beth Coyle

Erin Smyth

Warren and Vici DeHaan

Anne and Bob Sneed, Sneed Family Foundation

Mary and Ken Downes Bill and Joan Elsner Donald Gallo Richard E. Hoffman, M.D.

Mrs. Thomas E. Taplin Dan Thorp Ryan Patrick Tracy, Tracy Family Foundation

William J. Baier

Mark E. Honnen, Honnen Equipment Company

Martin and Christy Pocs

Jeff and Tracy Baumgartner

Walter A. and Gene N. Koelbel

Dignity Circle $2,500–$4,999

Rolando and Marla Benavides

Joan Malouff Caz Matthews

Power of Work Circle $500– $999

Tom and Sara Bradbury, Bradbury Family Partnership

Jay and Lois Miller


Chuck and Michelle Nichols

William Ahlborg, Jr.

Jane McKinstry and Art Dorsey

Ed Anderson Michael and Michele Ebedes Dr. Robert Fetsch and Louise F. Benke Mark E. Honnen Harold and Margaret Klausner Jean and Bob Lawhead


Dave and Susan Brisnehan Kelly Jean Brough

Brian and Dana Ondre

Mrs. Alden Brown

Richard and Ellen Otterstetter

Melissa and Todd Brownstein

Erik Preston

Juanita Chacon

Mike and Marcia Pritchard

Vanessa and Kyle Clark

John Shunk

Marilyn Welichko Tim and Julie Welker Jennifer Wozniak

Lisa and Robert Allen Joel S. Barber Leo Beserra Lucas Bills Joan and Lawrence Brennan Larry Donner and Susan Loo

Darla Figoli

Steven Morrow

Beverly and Fred Fox

Todd and Sue Munson

Mr. Patrick J. Goggin Timothy Green Tom Gysin Gary Hahnenkamp Bruce and Sharon Hann Edward and Stephanie Harvey Russell and Susan Haskell H. Michael Hayes Ann Hinkins-Steiner Robert Hottman Merry Jo Howland Gail L. Johnson Anne Kalush Sharon, Chris and Mallie Kermiet Barry and Linda Koritza Donna Kornfeld Lee and Bev Kunz, The Lee and Bev Kunz Foundation Ernest A. Lindholm, Sr. Dean and Rosanne Loukonen

Monthly Giving Club Ann Beauvais

Florence W. Norris

Nancy Broome

William and Stacy Oechsler

Rogene Bucholz

John Popovich and Nancy Juday

Benji Goodrich

Jaime Cangemi

Rebecca R. Pritchard

Jonathan Hansen

Brit K. Probst

Lael Hester

Terence Quirke, Jr.

Sherman Hodnett

Rene Raabe

Monica Leon

Cynthia Maas Liz and Juan Martinez Ilene and Mark Nathanson Jesse Ofner Leslie Oliver George Valuck Jesse Wolff

Paul and Elizabeth Reynolds Winnie Sanders Ted and Deb Sandquist Dr. David Scanavino Joyce, David, and Claire Schlose Nick Sirpolaidis Fred K. Sternburg, Sternburg Communications Inc. Geraldine Swan Dean and Jerilyn Vanatta Jack Wisniewski Clifford and Dorothy Young

Rosanna McKeown Nancy Menz Carrie and Tom Mesch Patrick Meyers Henry B. Mohr


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Corporate, Foundation, & Government Support “Only with the heart, can one see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.” The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry

$100,000+ Adams County Department of Human Services Arapahoe County Human Services Department Colorado Department of Health and Human Services, Division for Developmental Disabilities Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Denver Public Schools U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute for Food and Agriculture (Colorado State University Extension)


$50,000– $99,999

$20,000– $49,999

$10,000– $19,999

Anschutz Foundation

Adams County School District 12

Adolph Coors Foundation

Aurora Public Schools

Adams County School District 14

Bank of the West

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Tony Grampsas Youth Services

The Denver Foundation

Daniels Fund Denver Post Charities— McCormick Foundation Mile High United Way U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (Center for Relationship Education)

Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation JPMorgan Chase Foundation

Century Link Colorado Casualty Colorado Youth for a Change EnCana Oil & Gas, Inc. EON Office

Kenneth King Foundation

LibertyGives Foundation

Morgan County

Sheridan Public Schools

RGK Foundation Steve Spangler Science Waste Management

Xcel Energy Foundation



Academy of Urban Learning

Newmont Mining Corporation

Advanced Labeling Systems

Araphoe County, Community Development Block Grant

OtterCares Foundation

AIM NationaLease

Northern Colorado Paper

Bank of America

Orica USA Inc.

Pinnacol Assurance


Prime Trailer Leasing

CH2M Hill Charles Schwab Foundation

Packaging Corporation of America

Mike’s Auto Spa



Rollie R. Kelley Foundation

Crosbie Real Estate Group

Spalding Community Foundation Fund

Cummins Rocky Mountain/Brian Ondre

Towers Watson

Einstein Noah

Wells Fargo Foundation


Crosbie Real Estate Group, Inc.

Western Union Foundation


Delta Dental of Colorado

Women’s Foundation of Colorado

Goodwill Auxiliary

Xcel Energy

Inline Media


First Bank

JP Construction

Tebo Store Fixtures

Virginia Hill Foundation

JP Morgan Chase & Co.

The Intrepid Companies

Mabel Y. Hughes Charitable Trust

Just a Trace Stencils

Ultimate Specialties

Kaiser Permanente



Kenneth King Foundation

Venoco, Inc.

City and County of Denver,Office of Economic Development Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County

DHR International Ernst & Young LLP

KeyBank Foundation MacDermid Marsh

Encore Rail Systems

Honnen Equipment Co.

LaserCycle USA Imaging & The Highest Image Foundation

PwC Rose Youth Foundation Roth Sheppard Architects & Jordy Construction Sam S. Bloom Foundation Schlessman Family Foundation Stapleton Foundation Sukle

ViaSat Wells Fargo The Women’s Fund of Weld County, Inc.

Life Skills Center Grace Isabelle McNaught Trust Messner & Reeves, LLC


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EON Office Goodwill cannot help as many people as it does without the support of our dedicated corporate partners. Partners who contribute financial resources, sponsor events, and volunteer help create the impact Goodwill has on the community on so many levels. We call them 360 Degree Partners. EON Office is one of Goodwill’s most valued 360 Degree Partners. Since 2005, EON and its executive leadership have helped promote Goodwill’s mission through gifts amounting to more than $55,000, event sponsorships, and working directly with students in the classroom. Community involvement and good corporate stewardship are integral to EON’s business model, Goodwill’s program success, and ultimately, the people we serve. We call that a win-win… win.


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2012 Board of Directors & 2013 Staff “We are friends for life. When we’re together, the years fall away. Isn’t that what matters? To have someone who can remember with you? To have someone who remembers how far you’ve come?” Friends for Life by Judy Blume

Board of Directors

Derrick Maes Weatherford

Chair Carrie Mesch MESCH Commercial Real Estate

Scott Maierhofer Maierhofer Capital

Vice Chair Gregory Ball AIG Treasurer Michael Ebedes PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP Secretary Jean Lawhead Delta Dental of Colorado Directors Kelly Brough Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Paul Demetter Walmart C. Dale Flowers Flowers & Associates Vanecia Kerr City Year Denver Harold Klaussner Towers Watson David Leonard DJL Capital, LLC

Todd Munson JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA Brian Ondre Cummins Rocky Mountain Deb Quinby CenturyLink Business W. Dean Salter Bryan Cave HRO Dawn Taylor Owens College in Colorado Jesse Wolff Former CEO, Goodwill Industries of Denver Scott Worrell Cassidy Turley Colorado Jennifer Wozniak Xcel Energy Clifford Young University of Colorado Denver

Staff Stuart Davie President & CEO Jeff Ayers Vice President, Retail Kristen Blessman Vice President, Marketing and Business Development Randy Dohne Vice President, Operations Leslie Peabody Vice President, Human Resources Mike Pritchard Vice President, Finance & Risk Management

Joyce Schlose Vice President, Workforce Development Rob Tallmadge Vice President, Real Estate & Facilities 1,247 Employees who embody The Goodwill Effect

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Goodwill in Your Community “There is no place like home.” The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Goodwill Industries of Denver’s 85 locations 24 Retail Stores 1 Déjà Blue Boutique 3 Outlet Worlds

18 Donation Centers 4 Career Connection Centers 1 Corporate Office

1 Program Office 33 Schools

Map reflects current services and locations as of October 2013.


Retail Stores and Donation Centers

Outlet Worlds

Corporate Office

Contemporary Learning Academy 2211 W. 27th Ave.

Denver 6850 Federal Blvd.

Denver School of the Arts 7111 Montview Blvd.

Program Office

East 1600 City Park Esplanade

3155 S. Platte River Dr.


Donation Centers

Goodwill Career Development Services, Arapahoe County 14980 E. Alameda Dr.

Florence Crittenton 96 S. Zuni St.


13600 E. Mississippi Ave.



7547 W. 80th Ave.

4355 Kearney St.



14400 E. Belleview Ave. 10590 E. Colfax Ave. 15509 E. Iliff Ave.


2486 Baseline Rd.


7797 E. 36th Ave. 21 S. Broadway 6435 E. Hampden Ave. 5000 Leetsdale Dr. 3100 S. Sheridan Blvd.


4160 S. Broadway

Fort Collins

315 Pavilion Ln.

Fort Morgan

110 W. Platte Ave.


17722 S. Golden Rd.


2510 47th Ave.


18852 E. Hampden Ave. 22880 E. Smoky Hill Rd.


3043 Walnut St.


5139 W. 120th Ave.

Castle Pines

562 E. Castle Pines Pkwy.

5270 E. Arapahoe Rd. 8501 E. Arapahoe Rd. 6820 S. University Blvd.



1450 S. Wadsworth Blvd.

1250 Bergen Pkwy.


Fort Collins

935 E. Eisenhower Blvd.


11000 S. Parker Rd.

Thornton 550 E. 102nd Ave.

Déjà Blue Boutique Denver 303 University Blvd.

Adams Co. Dist. 14 Adams City Middle 4451 E. 72nd Ave.



Thornton 9351 N. Washington St.


814 S. Perry St.

555 W. South Boulder Rd.

1750 North Main St.

Northglenn 601 West 100th Pl.

Adams City High 7200 Quebec Pkwy.

575 Clayton St. 2553 S. Colorado Blvd. 6850 Federal Blvd.


Adams Co. Dist. 12

Castle Rock


161 W. County Line Rd. 11561 W. Hialeah Pl. 6710 S. Pierce St.


749 S. Lemay Ave.

Highlands Ranch

Kearney Middle 6160 Kearney St. Lester Arnold 6500 E. 72nd Ave.

Aurora Public Schools Aurora Central 11700 E. 11th Ave.

Futures Academy at Pickens Technical College 500 Airport Blvd.

9579 S. University Blvd. 2209 Wildcat Reserve Pkwy.

Hinkley 1250 Chambers Rd.


Colorado Charter School Institute

8168 S. Holly St.

Lone Tree 9227 E. Lincoln Ave.

The New America School 601 E. 64th Ave.

George Washington 655 S. Monaco Pkwy. John F. Kennedy 2855 S. Lamar St. Martin Luther King Early College 19535 E. 46th Ave. Montbello 5000 Crown Blvd. North 2960 N. Speer Blvd. Place Bridge Academy 7125 Cherry Creek N. Dr. South 1700 E. Louisiana Ave. West 951 Elati St. West Career Academy 951 Elati St. West Generation Academy 951 Elati St.

Greeley Public Schools Greeley Central 1515 14th Ave. Greeley West 2401 35th Ave. Jefferson 1315 4th Ave. Northridge 7001 Grizzly Dr.

Mapleton Public Schools

Career Connection Centers

Denver Public Schools

Abraham Lincoln 2285 S. Federal Blvd.


Global Leadership Academy 7480 Conifer Rd.

Academy of Urban Learning 2417 W. 29th Ave.

Sheridan School District

15425 E. Iliff Ave.

Denver 7797 E. 36th Ave. 7125 Cherry Creek N. Dr. 3100 S. Sheridan Blvd.

Career Education Center Middle College of Denver 2650 Eliot St.

Sheridan 3201 W. Oxford Ave.


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