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Goodwill's eNewsletter for Community Leaders & Supporters

Goodwill's eNewsletter for Community
Leaders & Supporters - April 2016

Creation Technologies is 2015 Power Partner


Left to Right:  Chuck Stadler (Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer), Heather Ohlinger (People & Culture Leader – US), Monica Hinek (People & Culture Leader - Oak Creek), Gloria Grampo (People & Culture Leader – Chicago) and Donald Driver (Goodwill spokesperson and retired Green Bay Packer wide receiver)


The Power Partners Awards Breakfast was held at the James O. Wright Center for Work and Training on December 11 to honor Creation Technologies, the 2015 Goodwill Power Partner.  We began our partnership with Creation Technologies, maker of products for industries like aerospace, medicine communications and transportation, nearly two years ago when we began placing employees in the following roles:

  •          Electronic Testers
  •          Electronic Technicians
  •          SMT Operators
  •          Soldering Associates
  •          Material Handlers
  •          Electronic Assemblers
  •          Production Associates
  •          Cell Captains

Goodwill spokesperson and retired Green Bay Packer Donald Driver was on hand to present the award to Creation Technologies and acknowledge all our Power Partners for their commitment to the Goodwill mission.

This is our eleventh year for the Power Partners Program, and the impact that these companies make is significant. To date, these 18 companies account for more than 2.2 million direct labor hours, which is amazing!  The companies who have received this award include:

  • 2015       Creation Technologies
  • 2014       Cree, Inc.
  • 2013       Milwaukee Public Schools and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
  • 2012       Olympus Flag and the VA Hospitals
  • 2011       MillerCoors
  • 2010       Northwestern Mutual
  • 2009       Children’s Hospital and Health System and ChemRite CoPac, Inc.
  • 2008       Gehl Foods, Inc. and Ocean Spray
  • 2007       US Navy and SC Johnson
  • 2006       Rust-Oleum and Froedtert Hospital and Clinics
  • 2005       Briggs & Stratton and Kelch

Charity Navigator Gives Goodwill Four Stars

Charity-navigator-logo-250Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities, has once again awarded Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc. a four star rating – the highest rating possible.

This rating from Charity Navigator indicates that Goodwill adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Only about a quarter of the charities that Charity Navigator evaluates earn this high rating. Per Charity Navigator this “exceptional” designation differentiates Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin from other organizations and demonstrates to the public that Goodwill is worthy of their trust.


Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett Visits GSC

Left to Right: Kevin L., Mayor Barrett, Kevin J.

On Friday, February 19, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett visited the Goodwill Center for Work and Training – Southwest Campus (GSC). He was accompanied by Megan O’Connor, his Constituent Relations Manager, and two interns from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

The group was greeted by Goodwill executives, including President & CEO Jackie Hallberg, COO Chuck Stadler, Vice President of Mission Services Dan Depies, and Vice President of Planning Elizabeth McNally. After a quick overview of our programs, operations and impact, the Mayor and his team went on a tour to see Goodwill in action.

The tour covered the Workforce Connection Center and TalentBridge, then moved to Day Services, followed by Work Services, and a discussion about our efforts to increase community employment and integration. Mayor Barrett also dropped by a cooking class and got a warm reception in the Neighborhood Café.

Mission Support Center
Tel: (414) 847-4200

James O. Wright Center forWork & Training
Tel: (414) 353-6400

Metropolitan Chicago -
Tel: (312) 994-1440