Goodwill Annual Awards Luncheon Celebrates Achievements, Recognizes Partners - Click for more

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas recognized the accomplishments of people we've served as well the service of volunteers, employers and community partners during our Annual Awards Luncheon and Celebrity Fashion Show on May 4 at the Clinton Presidential Center.

Goodwill helps change lives through education, training and employment. The people served who were honored demonstrate how Goodwill programs help individuals train for, find and get great jobs. Also recognized were business and community partners who help Goodwill and the people we serve achieve success During the luncheon, local celebrities modeled jackets donated to Goodwill that were redesigned and up-scaled by local artisans.

2016 award winners are:

Volunteer of the Year: Martin O. (Marty) Jordan, Fayetteville
Business/Community Partner: KLRT FOX16, Little Rock
Employer of the Year: PCS on Call, President Kevin Richardson, Jonesboro
Achiever of the Year: Johnney Lawhorn, Springdale
Graduate of the Year: Jholen Faulkner, Little Rock

Luncheon sponsors included:

Diamond Sponsor: Bank of the Ozarks
Platinum Sponsors: Comfort Systems USA and Windstream;
Gold Sponsors: Cumberland Consulting Group, The Hatcher Agency, Sage Partners and Steve Landers Auto Group
Silver Sponsors: Baptist Health, BKD CPAs & Advisors, CareProvider Insurance Services, Brian and Dawn Itzkowitz, Delta Plastics, Iberia Bank, Mainstream Technologies, Mangan Holcomb Partners, PDC Real Estate and Construction Management, and Simmons Bank.

The annual awards luncheon and celebrity fashion show is part of Goodwill Week, which takes place every year during the first full week of May. Goodwill agencies across the United States and Canada celebrate the power of through local events and promotions.

In Arkansas, Goodwill Week events included Goodwill Awareness Day, Customer Appreciation Sale, Annual Awards Luncheon & Celebrity Fashion Show, Fox 16 Job Alert and Goodwill Job Fair, Jonesboro Job Fair, NWA Hiring Events, Employers Forum and the Peace Love Goodwill 5K/10K/Half Marathon Fun Run/Walk.

About Goodwill Industries of Arkansas:
Goodwill Industries of Arkansas is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of changing lives through education, training and employment. Revenue generated through the sale of reusable donated goods at Goodwill retail stores is used to create jobs and fund these critical training programs for Arkansans. Information may also be found at

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