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Amazing Supporters—Goodwill Power Partners

Posted by Julie O'Malley on November 26, 2014

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Thanksgiving means family, friends, feasting and football.  It also inspires a spirit of generosity that makes the world a better place. Goodwill is fortunate to have a long list of amazing supporters to be grateful for everyday.  Our Power Partner companies provide ongoing and sizeable work opportunities for people with disabilities or disadvantage and value social accountability.Among those leading the way to transform lives through the Goodwill mission are our Power Partners. Power Partners was created by Goodwill Manufacturing in 2005 to recognize organizations that share our belief in the “power of work.” These companies provide ongoing and sizeable work opportunities for people with disabilities or disadvantages and value social accountability and investment back in the community.

The work our Power Partner companies provide improves the lives of countless individuals with disabilities or disadvantages by providing the opportunity for work and a paycheck, as well as providing a sense of purpose, self-worth and a social outlet.  The following companies have been awarded the Power Partner designation:


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

In December we will hold the annual awards presentation in appreciation of past recipients and to announce the 2014 Power Partner.  In the spirit of the season, what a remarkable group to be thankful for.  

Written by Julie O'Malley

Julie joined Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc. as Manager of Sales and Business Development in 2013. She brings more than 15 years of management experience in the healthcare and consumer packaged goods industries. She received her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin.
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