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Awards For 2019

The Inspiration Awards

Hope. Opportunity. A second chance. These are some of the feelings inspired within people who became involved with Goodwill.

For many Goodwill is the first yes after so many others said no. We are at first a friend, and then we become family, together working toward the common goal of securing a path to self-sufficiency through the Power of Work!

Graduate of the Year

Awarded to a client who is an excellent example of how Goodwill training programs can lead to successful employment. This person has excelled in learning the skills necessary for competitive employment. The Goodwill Graduate of the Year must have successfully completed one or more training programs, have overcome multiple barriers to employment and been in competitive employment for more than six months.

Personal Achievement Award

Awarded to a client who has overcome barriers in his or her life to achieve personal goals for success in both the workplace and in daily life. The client who receives this award must have continued to grow on the job while achieving personal goals in addition to employment such as obtaining a driver’s license, GED or moving into his/her own apartment.

Community Partner of the Year

Awarded annually to a business or organization that has shown commitment and support to Goodwill’s mission.


Senator William V. Roth, Jr. Achievement Award

The award named in honor of Senator William V. Roth, Jr., who was a pioneer in advancing the rights of people with barriers, advocating the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, is given to an employee who has demonstrated that integrated employment promotes self-esteem and good job performance. This employee has learned the skills necessary for success in the workplace, has consistently demonstrated appropriate work behaviors, has become dependable through good attendance and work production, and over time, has developed a positive work ethic and increased self esteem.

Team Member of the Year

Recognizes an individual who exceeds the minimum requirements of a Goodwill team member by assisting Goodwill in achieving it’s mission. This person has gone beyond the “call of duty” in showing “goodwill” to individuals who are disabled and disadvantaged to finding employment.

Business Partner of the Year

Awarded to a company that not only contracts Goodwill Services, but has also shown commitment and support to Goodwill’s mission.


Our Partners

The Inspiration Awards wouldn’t be possible without the support of our amazing Awards Committee, our supporters and sponsors. THANK YOU!

Steve Blewitt*
IFS Benefits

Doug Clark*
DC Partnerships

Leah Coles
Goodwill of Delaware & Delaware County

Richard Forsten*
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP

Dr. LaVerne Harmon
Wilmington University

Dr. Maria Hess
Wilmington University

Logan Herring*
REACH Riverside

Mark Hutton*
M&T Bank

Richard LaPenta*
IFS Insurance

Trish McFarland
Delaware County Chamber of Commerce

Connie Montana
Bank of America

Colleen Morrone
Goodwill of Delaware & Delaware County

James Spadola
Read Aloud Delaware

Laird Stabler
Laird Stabler & Associates, LLC

Wendie Stabler
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP

Ted Van Name*
Goodwill, President Emeritus

Enid Wallace-Simms
Delmarva Power

We’re thrilled you took the time to learn about the Goodwill Inspiration Awards – our mission, the people we serve, and the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of a few of the many notable people who’ve surmounted the odds, and organizations who partner with us to extend our work to more people than we could reach and serve on our own. We look forward to celebrating with you at the Inspiration Awards Luncheon on Friday, May 17! Reserve your seat or secure a sponsorship today.


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