Wilmington, DE, March 25, 2015 — Dr. Jack P. Varsalona, president of Wilmington University, has been selected to receive the Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County Community Leadership Advocate of the Year Award. Dr. Varsalona will be formally recognized during Goodwill’s Annual Inspiration Awards Luncheon on Friday, May 8, 2015, at the Chase Center on the Riverfront.
The supportive relationship between Wilmington University and Goodwill has been strengthened during the tenure of Dr. Jack Varsalona, according to Colleen Morrone, president and CEO of Goodwill.
“The Wilmington University scholarships awarded each year by Dr. Varsalona to a deserving Goodwill team member or program graduate have made a real difference in the lives of these individuals,” said Morrone. “The scholarship recipients have used the opportunity provided by Dr. Varsalona to attend Wilmington University and pursue their educational and career goals.”
Morrone said the criteria for the Advocate of the Year Award seeks to recognize individuals “who have made substantial contributions to the mission of Goodwill, whether collaborative, promotional, supportive, or programmatic.” She said the support provided by Wilmington University and Dr. Varsalona helps Goodwill fulfill its mission of helping individuals overcome barriers to improve their lives.
“Giving someone a chance to learn new skills or achieve their educational goals is priceless,” added Morrone.
For over 94 years, Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County’s mission has been to improve the quality of life for people with barriers to self-sufficiency through the Power of Work. In 2014, Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County provided nearly 55,000 services to individuals throughout the region and helped 600 individuals connect to employment.
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