News from Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Inc.
Volume 5, Issue 1 April - June 2012
Volunteers Make All the Difference
D. Thomas May
Honorable Jan Samet
Guilford County District Court Annual Fashion Show Sets New Attendance Record
Lacy G. Baynes On Friday, February 3rd, models strutted their stuff for the
Retired, Cone Mills
First Vice Chair annual Rock the Runway fashion show held at the Elm Street
Kimberly S. Maready, CPA Center in Downtown Greensboro. Now in its third year, this
Ernst & Young, LLP event continues to grow in size and popularity.
Charles P. Younce, Esq. This year’s event had almost 600 tickets sold for a near sell-
Younce & Moore, LLP
Legal Counsel out. The evening included a mixer, raffle prize drawing and
Daniel M. Hood the culmination of a runway featuring 60 outfits of
HICAPS casual, work and evening looks for men and women.
Immediate Past Chair Utilizing the entire Elm Street Center, the fashion
Richard J. Gorham show was a key event for Downtown Greensboro’s
First Friday schedule.
Board of Directors
K. Jehan Benton-Clark, MSW An event of this magnitude would not have been
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
Amanda P. Byrd
possible without the assistance of Goodwill employees
Randolph Community College and volunteers. An estimated 60 people volunteered.
H. Graham Dail A special thanks to Polo Ralph Lauren, High Point
The HR Group University, Artist Collaboration Group and The Queen’s
John L. Eatman Foundation for helping make the evening successful!
D. Ross Hamilton, Esq.
Tuggle, Duggins & Meschan, PA
Michael S. Helmick, Ed.D.
Volunteer Focus: Ned VanBuren
Rockingham Community College
Ned VanBuren has volunteered with
M. Scott Henegar
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
GICNC for the past 14 years and has no
Charles E. Judy, Jr.
plans of stopping any time soon. Described
BB&T as “truly a great volunteer,” by GICNC Job Developer,
F. Dean Little Milton Grady, VanBuren assists with mock interviews dur-
Prudential Yost and Little Realty ing the Employability Skills class.
Anthony P. Monforton, CFA
Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. As a Korean War veteran, Ned claims he was, “no sweet-
Martin D. Pratt heart as a teenager,” so he can identify with those that
Southern Community Bank
are striving to better themselves. He was doing volunteer
Gary A. Rogers
D. H. Griffin Construction Co. LLC
work with a different nonprofit but, “grew weary of hand
J. Robert Stout
holding, so I began looking elsewhere and finally came upon Goodwill - an
Retired, Steel Bar Corporation outfit that indeed puts people to work who actually want to work.”
Premier Federal Credit Union GICNC is fortunate to have Ned offering his time and talents. Ned has a
Rev. Dr. Keith A. Uffman great philosophy about volunteering - “Wherever I am, I try to make a
Alamance Presbyterian Church
Board of Advisors
Robert J. Finley
Patricia M. Janke, SPHR
Enola C. Mixon
To learn more and see a list of opportunties, visit the “Volunteer” tab
David A. Moff, SPHR
James M. Powell, Esq.
Ernestine T. Taylor
We Put People to Work
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Message from CEO:
Volunteerism Valued at Goodwill Industries of CNC, Inc.
In an effort to increase accessibility to our programs and campuses, Goodwill
Industries of Central North Carolina, Inc. has taken on an aggressive expansion
plan to accommodate larger and broader audiences assisting others transitioning
into the competitive labor market.
As a result of these efforts, opportunities to volunteer in support of these
programs have grown significantly. Volunteers providing support to our staff play
a valuable role in furthering the skill sets of our consumers. The feedback one
Richard J. Gorham, gets from interacting with others is both gratifying and immediate.
Community based organizations such as ours rely on experienced and enthusiastic
individuals who can provide a positive impact and experience to those accessing our services.
To those who put forth these efforts, we are extremely grateful for your kind acts. It is our hope and
aspiration that we can grow our volunteer base by creating win/win scenarios for all involved. Those who
choose to make a difference in the lives of others provide benefits to others from their expertise.
Gary Rogers, D.H. Griffin Construction Co., LLC
Meet one of Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina’s newest board
members, Gary Rogers, Vice President - Central Carolina with D.H. Griffin
Construction Co., LLC. Read what Gary Rogers had to say...
Why did you decide to serve on Goodwill’s Board? I identified with and
learned the purpose and mission of Goodwill in improving our community.
I knew Dan Hood and he was extremely positive about the Goodwill activities.
Gary Rogers What is one goal you would like to accomplish during your term as
D.H. Griffin a Goodwill Board Member? To have an active role in some part of the
Construction Co., LLC organization, from a board standpoint, and to “make a difference” for the
betterment of Goodwill.
In what capacity did you interact with Goodwill prior to joining the Board? Shopping?
Donating? I make donations every year and would periodically shop the stores.
How will your professional experience help you as a leader for Goodwill? My real estate,
construction and retail experience can serve as an asset to Goodwill.
If you had the chance to go on a road trip outside of North Carolina, what three states would
you visit and why?
1. Illinois - I was born there and still have a lot of relatives that live there.
2. Utah - I want to see and hike the North side of the Grand Canyon.
3. California - I would love to see and experience the wine country.
If you had to eat the same meal every day for lunch, would it be and why? Pasta – anytime,
anyplace. Even though it is not the healthiest, it is my favorite.
VOLUME 5, ISSUE 1 GOODWILL GLIMPSE PAGE 3
2011-2012 Contributors New Opportunities...
Anonymous Oak Ridge Retail Store & Career Center Now Open
Lacy & Lena Baynes
Tony Chambers, Jr. As GICNC continues to offer more
Bree Clawson services, expansion efforts included
the recent opening of the Oak Ridge
Retail Store & Donation Center, and
adjacent Career Center on March 15th.
Mike & Sue Fannin
The expansion marks the ninth Retail
Store location and the second Career
Cheryl & Earl Hall
Center in Guilford County.
The Grand Opening celebration
Donald & Noreen Key
continued through Saturday, March 17th
with complimentary refreshments, prize
giveaways, and a live radio remote with WMAG
Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Merryman
99.5. Shoppers registered to win a flatscreen
TV, a grill, gift certificates, and tickets to the
Daughtry concert in Greensboro.
Maryeleanor “Nor” Randall
Vilma Roberts The Oak Ridge Career Center is modeled
Jan & Sylvia Samet after the first location on North Elm Street in
Deborah Stephenson Greensboro. The center will serve Oak Ridge
Want to see more photos from
Mrs. J. Robert Stout and surrounding residents of the Northwest Oak Ridge Grand Opening?
Betty Taylor corridor of Guilford County, as well as Visit our online photo gallery at
Lamont Taylor Rockingham County. www.flickr.com/photos/
Edward Van Buren
Charles L. Weill, Jr.
Charles & Betty Younce Billboards Drive Mission Message
Organizations GICNC recently launched a billboard
Century Link advertising campaign to reach drivers in
CitiCards the area. The billboards were strategically
Combined Federal Employees Campaign chosen for traffic areas that are highly visible
Elrod Electric Service and also in the vicinity of Goodwill Retail
George E. Norman Endowment Stores. Currently there are three designs
Greensboro Baseball, LLC being displayed within the area, with the
Lincoln Financial Foundation, Inc. following taglines:
Margaret Earle Endowment
Senn Dunn Insurance • “You say goodbye, I say GOOD BUY!”
State Employees Combined Campaign • “Creating jobs is in our jeans.”
T. Cooper James • “Picker’s Paradise”
United Way of Greater Greensboro
The UPS Foundation All billboards are tagged with the equation
“Goodwill = Jobs” to drive home the mission
message of donations and shopping at GICNC
Donate Now stores ultimately helps put local residents
Ways you can give to Goodwill:
back to work.
Send a cash gift, donate gently used
items, donate your car, shop at a
Goodwill store, volunteer your time,
or hire a Goodwill graduate.
Newsletter is written and edited by the Marketing Department. We welcome your comments and suggestions:
Visit TriadGoodwill.org for (336) 275-9801 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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Did You Know?
From July 2011 to present, 159 people
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Goodwill Industries of Central NC.
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