Annual Meeting


Goodwill recently held their Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet. The event is held to reflect on the past year and to honor program recipients, volunteers, and community partners for their commitment to Goodwill’s mission.

Jacob Spellis, CEO/More Than a Statistic Academy was this year’s featured speaker. Spellis is a critically acclaimed author, well-known speaker, educator, business owner and coach. Jacob’s commitment to community development started upon his release from incarceration. He began to speak to individuals in treatment centers, jails, schools and colleges, which led to his passion of helping people, reach their full potential. He is working with Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio through a U.S. Dept. of Labor Grant where he guides returning citizens through their journey from prison release to obtaining gainful employment. Drawing from his own experiences of having only .20 cents to obtaining his MSW from the University of Michigan, he has plethora of knowledge in personal development.

Around 175 people were in attendance at this year’s meeting held at All Occasions Catering & Banquet Facility. Those present included employees from the five counties, Goodwill board members, and community partners. Dan Price, A1 Printing, received the 2018 Community Partner Award for his commitment to our mission. Several Goodwill retail stores were recognized for their achievements in the past year and several Goodwill employees were recognized for their service of 15 plus years to Marion Goodwill.

Goodwill is more than just a well-known chain of retail’s a tradition, a tradition of donating, recycling, hope, and of growing through community involvement. Most of all, it’s a tradition of helping people with barriers to employment gain independence...through the power of Goodwill.

Annual Meeting

Thank You

A Big thank you to the following organizations for their support of our
Annual Meeting & Recognition Dinner:

  • Verne Hart Insurance
  • Grange Insurance
  • Marion Wealth Management Group
  • Fahey Bank
  • A-1 Printing Inc.
  • Showplace Rent to Own



Annual Report

Goodwill has a rich history of strengthening communities, empowering job seekers and improving lives. Because of your support we are able to carry out our mission of Building Lives That Work.

Goodwill is most commonly known for its retail stores, but many people are unaware of how important our stores really are. In addition to the jobs that are created within each store, donations of gently used belongings help Goodwill repurpose both material items and lives.

Last year we diverted more than 4 million pounds of items from landfills by repurposing goods from over 276 thousand material donors. Revenue from these donations allowed Goodwill to help individuals and families repurpose their lives.

Steve and Rollin, featured in this year’s report, both turned to Goodwill when they were faced with redefining their purpose in the working world. We hold true to our mission by recognizing ability, convinced that people often just need a chance to show what they can do. When people are able to work and support themselves they experience a sense of purpose and dignity.

In 2018, we were proud to help nearly 5,000 individuals. In the future we are committed, with your support, to continue to carry out our mission of Building Lives That Work.

To view this year’s report, visit our website at:

Contest Winner

Pic or Treat Contest Winner

Congratulations to Kaulinycia for winning the Marion Goodwill Pic or Treat Costume Contest. Her thrifted “Elphie from Wicked” costume was a huge hit! She and a guest will enjoy the haunted city of New Orleans! Thank you to all of our Pic or Treat Contestants. You are all winners in our book!

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