In no uncertain terms, Goodwill would not be the organization it is today without the generosity of numerous individuals and organizations who have believed in and supported our work throughout the years. And so in our new building, we wanted to make sure we recognized those whose contributions have helped us pursue our mission of changing lives and strengthening communities through education, training and work.
Goodwill partnered with RDG Planning & Design of Omaha to develop the look of the building, including the interior signage. Lissa Sutton, our Director of Development, worked with RDG designers Lea Schuster and Sonja Carter, who reflected the theme of our capital campaign in their concept:
This unique donor wall visually displays the concept of “Building Hope”, the title of this fund-raising campaign. Each of the donor blocks represents a stepping stone that helps build hope in the community, build a future for people (through career) and helped build this new facility. Donor names are engraved into painted wooden strips of varying height, depth and length. This variation of size and shape reflects the texture and uniqueness of the Goodwill programs as well as the individuals being recognized. No matter how big the block is – together the blocks prepare a path for Goodwill to make a difference in peoples’ lives.
The initial concept art called for each of Goodwill’s capital campaigns from the past 30 years to be included on the same wall.