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Rakestraw Appointed to Goodwill of Delaware Board of Directors


Priscilla Rakestraw, Development Director for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, has been selected to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors for Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County.

In addition to her work for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Rakestraw has served on the Delaware delegation of the Republican National Committee since 1975 and chaired the entertainment committee for the 2008 Republican National Convention. She also serves on boards for the Ministry of Caring, the American Cancer Society, and Delaware Federation of Republican Women. Rakestraw is a graduate of Goldey Beacom College and attended the University of Maryland.

“Priscilla brings a wealth of fundraising and marketing knowledge to the Goodwill Board,” said Ted Van Name, president and CEO of Goodwill of Delaware. “This will be her second tour of duty with the Goodwill Board, having served from 1999 to 2005. We are pleased to have her back on the Board again.”

Van Name said Rakestraw, a resident of Wilmington, will serve on the Goodwill Board’s Marketing Committee.

For 88 years, Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County’s mission has been to improve the quality of life for individuals with barriers to employment through vocational services and work opportunities and has been supported by proceeds from retail sales and donations. In 2009, Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County provided nearly 13,000 services to individuals throughout the region.

Ted Sikorski

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