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50 YEARS of changing lives in Greater Nebraska.


our impact

2018–2019 Board of Directors Brandon Connick, Chair Paul McKinney, Vice Chair Andy Marsh, Secretary/Treasurer Jon Heath, Past Chair Beth Bartlett Robin Dexter Dr. Chad Hudnall Mike Jakubowski Chelsey Jungck Jerad Knott Tim O’Hara Jim Pirnie Hank Price Charla Rasmussen Renea Rush Kevin Werner Lance Zobel

2018 Foundation Board of Directors Mike Garrett, President Lissa Moeller, President Elect Jerry Huismann, Secretary Doug Adler Carmen Corona Gil Kuntz Galen Stehlik Mark Stelk

Central Nebraska Goodwill Housing I & II, Inc. Board of Directors Tracy Babcock, President Kurt Brown Kim Hurt

Greater Nebraska Independent Housing Inc. Board of Directors Harry Milligan, President Tracy Babcock, Vice President Brian Kort

Dear Friends of Goodwill:


any great things are said about our Goodwill and the Mission we have been living daily for the last 50 years: dedicated to helping people with disabilities or barriers achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. It is heartwarming and rewarding to hear our partners, stakeholders, families and local communities we serve share their stories and thoughts on Goodwill as we formally celebrated our 50th Anniversary, June 2018. Employment & Career Services are provided in the communities of Columbus, Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, Lexington, McCook and North Platte. Employment and Career Services helps job seekers find employment that matches their strengths and interests, and provides ongoing support for continued success. Last year we served 123 individuals in our structured programming in our Developmental Disabilities Services in the tri-cities. Developmental Disability Services provides training and support to help people gain skills, build on their strengths, achieve their goals, access their community, and achieve greater independence. We have locations in Grand Island and Columbus providing Behavioral Health Services. Behavioral Health Services provides support to people in the recovery process, helping them to create a recovery plan, embrace hope, receive mental and physical health care, build skills, and successfully live in their communities. While a lot has changed about Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska over the past 50 years, what has not changed is our mission to help people improve their quality of life. In 2018, 2,000 plus people found their way to overcome their barriers-and our staff has had the pleasure to be a part of that journey finding their definition of success. We made 56 public presentations reaching over 3,000 people in 2018 to share the Goodwill story and we welcome any venue to keep spreading the good word of the many services we can provide! Even after 50 years our challenge and true opportunity is to respond to the words we hear on a regular basis - I DIDN’T KNOW GOODWILL DID THAT .... We extend our sincere appreciation for your continued support of Goodwill.

Chief Executive Officer Tamara L. Slater

Vice Presidents Cheryl Brei, Chief Financial Officer Kim Buschkoetter, Compliance & Communications

Brent Johnson, Retail Operations Rebecca Koehler, Mission Services Willie Kovarik, Organizational Development


Tamara L. Slater

Brandon Connick

Chief Executive Officer

Board Chair

our mission Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska is dedicated to helping people with disabilities or barriers reach their goals and improve their quality of life.

2018 highlights Moving our Mission Forward In 2018, 2,000 plus people living with disabilities and barriers received services across greater Nebraska. Our services promote independence and access to the community, help people become successfully employed, support goals of wellness and recovery, teach responsible behavior and provide safe and affordable housing. Many people benefit from multiple programs and services.


people received Behavioral Health Services, an increase of 13% over previous year


people received Employment and Career Services to become competitively employed


people received court-ordered services

Supporting the Donate Movement: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle


pounds of donations collected through our 8 retail stores and through 215 donation drives in 60 communities


pounds sent to recycling markets


donors at our stores


retail store customers


pounds of e-waste not in our landfills thanks to our partnership with Dell Reconnect for free computer equipment recycling


store vouchers issued supporting 721 people in need


people lived in our HUD housing units in Columbus, Grand Island, Hastings, and Kearney


financials REVENUE Retail & Operations Mission Services Public Support Housing Other Income

$ 8,128,838 $ 7,889,133 $ 248,586 $93,395 $ 51,400






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people received support and training through our Developmental Disability Services enhancing their independence



award winners

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Our mission is accomplished when services and retail work side by side to support people live their best lives. Meet the men and women selected as our 2018 award winners. Along their journey, they overcame barriers and took steps toward greater independence, employment and healthy lifestyles.


VISION FOR THE FUTURE Bill Holloway (In Memoriam)


ill’s vision for creating healthy communities and advocating for people to live their best lives has been a true inspiration. From his career in law enforcement to his involvement in the community, he lived his life dedicated to serving others. Goodwill is very honored, that of the many committees on which he served, he served on our Rights Committee for many years. Danelle Hayes, Goodwill’s Director of Developmental Disability Services, witnessed first-hand the positive impact Bill had on others and shared

this when asked about his service, the law and serving the community. “Although Bill was a member of He had a no nonsense approach, our Rights Committee many years, expected people to follow the law he never tired of serving. His many and rules, and yet had immense compassion for those who could not years of service in law enforcement only fueled his desire to help people always help themselves. Bill was a receiving services. very strong advocate His experiences led for those we serve. “Bill’s advocacy, His advice and input him to giving us directly affected those advice, which directly impact, and affected people who needed help dedication to in powerful ways. and were in critical His advice either and crisis situations those we ser�e helped people out to have equitable was a part of of unsafe situations, resolutions. He was assisted them through someone we could who he was.” always count on, rarely unsafe situations, gave missing a meeting. us new approaches to Danelle Hayes, Director of Developmental Disability Services Bill’s advocacy, impact, reach safer outcomes, and dedication to or find resources to get the help they needed to create those we serve was a part of who he was.” She concluded by saying, safer environments. Often, Bill had a “We are so grateful for his passion and perspective that others did not have. He had a unique approach, seeing service to our organization and most of all the people we serve. We sure do situations through the eyes of an miss him.” officer who spent years upholding


we can do more

2018 Employers of the Year & Community Partnership Awards

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The greatest impact on others occurs when individuals, agencies, employers and the community work together. This type of collaboration creates an atmosphere for hope and change. It is our privilege to recognize our Employers of the Year and Community Partners for the positive impact they have had in the lives of others.



TH anniversarďż˝ celebration

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On June 21, 2018, Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska celebrated its 50th anniversary with a Business After Hours hosted by the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce. Goodwill staff conducted tours that highlighted the facilities and services provided to individuals across greater Nebraska. It was an informative evening, leaving many people in awe of the impact Goodwill has on the communities it serves. The Business After Hours event put a light on what Goodwill visibly does in the greater Nebraska area and all the good that is happening with the organization - making the case that its positive image will continue for the next 50 years.


Central Nebraska Goodwill Industries, Inc. was incorporated on July 1, 1968 and was renamed Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska, Inc. in 2002 to reect expansion of its service area from 22 counties to 55. In 1968, Goodwill had 23 employees and 11 people received services in Grand Island. Now, Goodwill has seven office locations, eight retail stores, one outlet store and an e-commerce presence to sell items online. The organization has more than 280 employees.

T�ank You for Your Support. Faye Conlon-Wagner Estate John & Gretchen Dinsdale Charitable Trust Evelyn Starkey Estate

$5,000 - $9,999

Garrett Tires & Treads Johnson Imperial Homes - Hastings Principal Foundation

$2,500 - $4,999

Calvin R. Johnson Lacy Construction, Inc (GMD) Bill & Tammy Slater

$1,000 - $2,499

Agricultural Services, Inc Allen Capital Group Anonymous Randy & Kim Buschkoetter Tom & Kim Dinsdale Edgar & Frances Reynolds Foundation, Inc. Larry & Rebecca Koehler Joe & Willie Kovarik Mid-Nebraska Disposal, Inc. Grand Island Bruce & Judy Smith

$500 - $999

Anonymous Home Federal Bank - Grand Island Idea Bank Marketing Intellicom Computer Consulting Rita Jorgensen Chelsey Jungck JoAnn Kisner Susan Kubart Gil & Mary Kuntz Dr. William J. & Marcia Lawton Andy & Erin Marsh Dan & Kris McElligott Kris Nolan Brown Northwestern Energy - Grand Island Hank & Pam Price Jim & Dee Price Ryder Rosacker McCue & Huston Nicole Weaver Wade Zersen, D.D.S. & Holly Zersen

$250 - $499

Andy Baack Terry & Tracy L. Babcock Kevin & Beth Bartlett Debra Bomberger Boop’s Shooter’s Supply Coffin’s Corner, Inc Dr. Robin Dexter James & Kathleen Duval Eakes Office Solutions

Five Points Bank - Hastings Jerry Hamik Hastings Irrigation Pipe Co Jon & Gina Heath Hollie Klimek Photography Dr. Chad & Kara Hudnall Tonya Ingram Don & Sharon Jelinek Brent Johnson Jim Lanier Phil & Ann Martin Paul & Janelle McKinney Nebraska Truck Center, Inc Northwestern Energy - Kearney Jim Pirnie Robert & Charla Rasmussen Jo Semm Matthew Shonsey Tamara Snider Ken & Rosie Staab Kirbie Swanson C. Burnett & Marg Terman Village Pie Maker Sarah Von Ohlen Kevin & Liz Werner Mark Allen Wheeler

$100 - $249

Jerry Anderson John Antillon Anonymous Denise Baker Robert Baker Fredda Bartenbach Dick Beechner Jackie Beltzer Megan Boss Heather Bradley Lloyd Brown Roger & Susan Bullington Dennis Bunde Jim & Mary Cannon Gary Carter Brandon & Stephanie Connick Michael Cronin Dramco Tool Co., Inc. Teresa Estrada Donald Ewoldt Family Resources of Greater Nebraska Jean Fisher Steve & Cathy Fosselman Chase Francl Teresa Graham Galen & Marilyn Hadley Kurt Haecker & Diana Kellogg Ryan Hansen Rev. David Harris & Jean Hueftle Harris Dan Haussler Karl Heck Robert Hemje Don David & Margaret Hornady David Jerry & Becky Janulewicz Donn Jordening

Renae Keenan Kiwanis Club of Grand Island Embree Learned Rachel Long David & Marcy Luth Matthew & Kristen Maser Kent McMullen Colette McQuivey Aravind Menon Harry & Ward Milligan Rev. C. Roger Nelson Holly Nott Doug Pauley Thomas Peterson Mike & Audrey Pitcher Bruce Prellwitz Jack E. Rasmussen Dehn Renter Sarah Roberts Tim & Renea Rush Kristen Scharrenberg Clayton Schubert John Schultz Bill & Karla Schwieger-Arnold Terry & Melanie Sheen Gary & Julie Steffensmeier Galen & Anna Stehlik Terry & Ruth Steinkruger Kelly & Alice Stevens Marvin and Lucille Stone Destree Stutzman Karmen Thompson Ronney C. & Virginia Townsend Beverly Trotta Jillian Underwood United Commercial Travelers of America #134 Paul & Ronda Wagner Michael & Susan Walenz Joe & Bonnie Watkins Dave & Sharon White Gary & Nanna Wieck Joel & Terry Wiegand

$50 - $99

Aktion Club - Grand Island Awards Plus William Alberts Anonymous Nathanial Bailey Bianca Brunson Dawn Cline Jacqueline Cox Kevin & Lisa Cunningham Teena Davisson A.L. DeBacker Shirley Doupnik Charles Dunlap Jessica Ehlers Dr. G. David & Dr. Aileen Gruendel Diane Hamik Kimberly Hawke Gary & Dee Hedman Cara Hunter Patrick Kaup Kearney Area Community Foundation

Joan Kenney Robin Koozer Steven Lamken Lexington Community Foundation Thomas & Linda Martin Ileana Martin-Sanchez Peter L. Morgan Annette Morse Randa Musil Allan Neuhaus John Northrop Kelly Ostergard James M. Peterson Leticia M. Pinto Susie Pokorny Randy’s Sprinkler Service Don & Jean Reynolds Marybeth Riley Marie Rodriguez-Divis Aaron Ross Margaret Ruh Tamar Schaefer Nancy H. Schmerdtmann Aggie Schurman Rebecca Sorenson Gerald Spencer Stoltenberg Irrigation Inc Les & Laurie Stratman Bruce & Clo Swihart Tom & Tami Towne Candice Triolo Anne Turnbull Becky Wagner Norbert Wenzl Gidget Werner Colene J. White Maria Ybarra

$1- $49

Cynthia Allen Anonymous Stacie Aufrecht Ruth Barcenas Jennifer Barker Stephanie Barthel David L. Black Charles Bluschke Heather Bolte Carol L. Bryant Gerald Bryant Pamela Buckles Anastasia Burmood Sandy Burris Amanda Collman Steven Cooke Ashley Corbett Shannon Dalton Roger Davis Kendra Dean Diane A. Dilsaver Cheryl Dupree Michelle Ernst Amanda Fieldgrove Matthew Fleming Teresa Garey Jennifer Geiss Michael Geiss

Randall Geist Edlene Green Brenda Gronenthal Stephanie Morgan Grossi Shelby Heinen Ricky Hill Betty Holloway Brittney Huffman Alicia Kerrie Isaguirre Thomas Jamieson Lindsey Jordan Tracy Karr Ramona Karschner William Kenagy Trudy Kmoch Melanie Lantis Katherine Leitschuck Shelby Manka Joslin McCoy Patricia Mendez Michaella Menghini Evelyn Morales Ron Moran Francisco Mosqueda Jiminez Kristine Naberhaus Tami Nabower Patricia Neff Cynthia Nielsen Darlyn Ortez Reyes Margaret Ourada Lauralee Pickinpaugh Elaine Pelster Joan Perez Amanda Pfeifer Jolene Pfeifer Karena Plautz William J. Prescott Brayan Rodela Rosales James Rowling Tanya Ruppert Tasha Rose Schantz Laura Schenk Debra Ann Schnell Mike Schuster Christine Schwieger Connie Shannon Vicki Sherman Janice Shultz Camie Sibert Jenny Simmons Francis Sindelar Breanna Sinsel Aimee Steinhardt Jamie Suck Renee Sullivan Cathy Swanson Courtney Thiel Jeffrey Thiel Miranda Thiel Cheryl Thomas Jammie Tobin Heather Toelle Margaret Trambly Jessica Valdez Elizabeth Vega Cheryl K. Weides Dawn Welden Edna Williams 2 018 A N N UA L R E P O R T

$10,000 Plus


Ser�ice Area

Store Locations Columbus


Grand Island (2)


Outlet (GI)

North Platte





Ser�ice Locations Columbus

North Platte

Broken Bow Lexington


Grand Island Kearney

Grand Island



North Platte




Retail Stores

Employment & Career Services

Developmental Disablity Services

Behavioral Health Services

Court Ordered Services

Housing Units

Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska, Inc. is committed to delivering high quality services to persons served. We are equally committed to maintaining a high level of quality standards for business practice. We are proud to demonstrate this commitment by achieving CARF accreditation through February 28, 2022 for the following programs/services: • Case Management/Services Coordination: Psychosocial Rehabilitation (Adults) • Community Integration: Psychosocial Rehabilitation (Adults) • Community Employment Services: Employment Supports • Community Employment Services: Job Development • Governance Standards Applied State of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health certifies Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska meets the provisions of Title 404 NAC, “Community-Based Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities” through October 15, 2019. Services funded in whole or in part from Regional Behavioral Health Authority-Region II, Region 3 Behavioral Health Services and Region 4 Behavioral Health System (CFDA 93.958 Block Grants for Community Mental Health Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration-Center for Mental Health Services), Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Nebraska VR, Social Security Administration and Probation Administration.

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