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Join us for the 2023 Goodwill Inspiration Awards

Friday, May 12, 2023

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 a family, together working toward the common goal of securing a path to self-sufficiency through the Power of Work!

Friday, May 12, 2023

at the Chase Center on the Riverfront

815 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801

Our Awards

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.

Graduate of the Year Award

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 the competitive employment. The Goodwill Graduate of the Year must have successfully completed one or more training programs, have overcome multiple one or more barriers to employment and been in competitive employment for more than six months.

Arline Docherty Team Member of the Year Award

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.

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.

Community Partner of the Year Award

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

Business Partner of the Year Award

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

Inspiration Awards Event Committee

Steve Blewitt
IFS Benefits
Richard LaPenta*
CBM/IFS Insurance
Doug Clark
Mallet Group
Connie Montana
Bank of America
Richard Forsten*
Saul Ewing Arntein & Lehr, LLP
Colleen Morrone
Goodwill of Delaware & Delaware County
Dr. LaVerne Harmon
Wilmington University
Laird Stabler
Laird Stabler & Associates, LLC
Logan Herring*
REACH Riverside
Wendie Stabler
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP
Dr. Maria Hess
Wilmington University
Enid Wallace Simms
Delmarva Power (retired)
Mark Hutton*
M&T Bank
Leah Williams
Goodwill of Delaware & Delaware County

*Current or past Goodwill Board member