Goodwill San Antonio

Goodwill helps change lives through the Power of Work.

On Thursday, October 22, 2015, Goodwill Industries of San Antonio celebrated with community friends its 70-year history of helping individuals change their lives through the power of work in San Antonio and the surrounding communities. Keynote speaker was Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and Randy Beamer of News 4 San Antonio was the emcee. At the event, Goodwill honored several individuals for their outstanding contributions and partnerships with Goodwill and the community.

"Goodwill remains committed to our mission to help change lives through the power of work. We understand the diverse needs in our communities and we are committed to building lives, families and communities, one career at a time, by helping people discover their God-given gifts and strengths through work, education and career services."

Marla Jackson- President and CEO, Goodwill Industries of San Antonio

News 4 San Antonio Anchor Randy Beamer and Goodwill San Antonio President and CEO Marla Jackson welcome guests to the 70th Anniversary Celebration.

Keynote Address by Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff.

Jim Matson Inspiration Award

Marla Jackson with Rob Glenn
Marla Jackson with Rob Glenn, Goodwill Past Board Chair

Rob Glenn, past Board Chair of Goodwill, received the 2015 Jim Matson Inspiration Award for his notable impact on the agency. Under Glenn’s leadership, Goodwill San Antonio launched training classes in local high schools that help students enter the workforce through skills training certification classes, such as Pharmacy Technician and Certified Nurse’s Aides. Today, more than 100 students in seven schools have earned a trade certification in addition to their high school diploma, giving them a marketable skill where they can begin earning a sustainable wage post-graduation. Watch the Video »

Bill Sinkin Partnership Award

This year, three partners were recognized for supporting and expanding the Goodwill mission, Anthony Hargrove, CEO of the Ella Austin Community Center; Catherine Hoffman, Counselor of Lytle High School; and Johnny Vahalik, Director of Career and Technical Education at North East ISD.

From left to right- Marla Jackson,
Anthony Hargrove, and Janelle Sykes, Goodwill Board Chair

Anthony Hargrove was recognized by Goodwill for his support in the opening of a Good Careers Center in the heart of San Antonio’s Eastside Promise Zone. Watch the Video »

From left to right- Janelle Sykes, Johnny Vahalik, Catherine Hoffman,
Dr. Anne Matula, Chief Education Officer at Goodwill, and Marla Jackson.

Catherine Hoffman initiated the Goodwill high school training program in Lytle High School. Johnny Vahalik of North East Independent School District quickly expanded the Goodwill high school program to three schools within North East ISD. Watch the Video »

Success Stories

Violet Delarosa shares her Goodwill success story to the guests at the 70th Anniversary Celebration

Other Goodwill San Antonio success stories

City and State Leaders Wish Goodwill San Antonio Happy Anniversary

Community Leaders Wish Goodwill San Antonio Happy Anniversary


View more videos and photos from our 70th Anniversary Luncheon »


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