2016 Goodwill Donor List

Goodwill’s mission to change lives and strengthen communities through education, training and work would not be possible without the generous support of our donors. See below for a complete list of Goodwill donors in 2016.

$25,000+
Douglas County Commissioners
Mutual of Omaha Foundation
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation
Project Everlast
The Criss Memorial Foundation
ServeNebraska/AmeriCorps
United Way of the Midlands
US Department of Labor

$10,000+
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Esther Brabec*
Joe Moglia*
Kiewit Companies Foundation
Philadelphia Insurance

$5,000+
Constance Ryan*
Deborah MacDonald*
Frank & Kendra McGree*
Joseph Hoovestol*
Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company
UMB Bank

$2,500+
Charles Sederstrom*
David Pfeffer & Stacy Scholtz*
Dell
Erin & Michael Limas*
Joe & Kacey Lempka*
Larry & Sandy King*
Mark & Donelle Stokes*
Millard Lumber
Mutual of Omaha Bank
Nebraska Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities
Scott & Lindsey Semrad*
Valmont Foundation

$1,000+
ACCESSbank
Alpha Media
American National Bank
Anonymous
Baird Holm LLP
Baxter Toyota La Vista
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska
Carita Sommer*
Cassling
CleanCore Technologies LLC
Deloitte
Egan Supply
Elizabeth Mazzotta*
Enterprise Bank
Erin & Joel Russell*
First National Bank
Frankel Zacharia LLC
Frontier Holdings
Hansen Mueller Co*
Helen Pearson Charitable Trust*
Investor’s Realty
J.E. Dunn Construction Company
Jayhawk Boxes
Jelecos
Jerry Crouse*
Jerry Gray*
Jet Linx
Joseph & Molly Lang*
Kiewit Building Group
KPMG
Lozier Foundation
Mary Pat & Steve Heck*
McGrath North Mullin & Kratz, PC LLO
Miller Electric Company
Omaha Community Foundation
Omaha WinWater Works
OSI Industries/Oakland Foods
Outlook Nebraska
Paxton & Vierling Steel
Pinnacle Bank
Pottawattamie County Community Foundation
RDG Planning and Design
Richard & Rosemary Frandeen*
Rick & Carol Russell*
Robert Bertsch*
Robert & Rondi Mitchell*
Russ Lee Lawn Service
Sandy Lane*
Signature Performance
SilverStone Group
Spartan Nash
Streck
Sue Dittman*
SupplyWorks
Terry McGill, Inc
The Burlington Capital Group
The Harry A. Koch Co.
Thompson, Dreessen & Dorner, Inc
Todd & Ann Milbrandt*
TSYS
Valmont Industries
Vincentini Plumbing

$500+
Acorn Plumbing
Aon
Awards Unlimited
BalCon Enterprises
Bob & Barbara Goodman*
Brian Higginbotham*
Buffalo Export LLC
Central States Health & Life Co.
Corporate Caddie Janitorial
David & Melissa Anderson*
Dolores C. Owen*
Doug & Elaine Wilwerding*
Eyman Plumbing Heating & Air
Gerald & Chris McGree*
Graphic Technologies, Inc
Gregory & Nancy Crawford*
Judy Vann*
Koley Jessen
Linda & Bruce Kizzier*
LinkedIn
Lozier
Lutz & Company
Max I. Walker
Metro Disposal & Recycling Inc.
Mike & Mary Leighton*
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Morrissey Engineering
OH-K Fast Print
Pauli Bishop*
PayLess Office Products
Phenomblue
R.J. & Liz Neary*
Randy Schmailzl*
Ronald & Therese Jensen *
Shannon McGree*
SP Incentives, Inc
Thomas Vann*
Tobi & Matt Mathouser*
Urban Village
Waitt Company
William & Judy Vobejda*

*Notes members of the Goodwill Society

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Thanks to Mutual of Omaha for supporting the Goodwill mission!

Goodwill employees help unload donations at the Mutual of Omaha drive.

On July 25th & 26th, Mutual of Omaha employees brought more to work than just a briefcase and coffee. They brought 400 pounds of clothes, mason jars, scrapbooking supplies and other donations to support Goodwill’s mission of helping people find work.

Mutual wanted to provide their employees a convenient way to give back to the community. During this inaugural event, Goodwill staff and a truck were positioned in the Mutual parking lot where donations could be dropped off on the way into the office each morning. Some people drove right up, while others parked and carried their donations to the Goodwill truck. Either way, they were met with a Goodwill smile and a heartfelt “thank you.”

This may have been the first Mutual of Omaha/Goodwill Donation Drive, but it’s not the first collaboration between the two agencies. Mutual has been a longtime supporter of Goodwill’s mission — Liz Mazzotta, Mutual’s VP of Human Resources, serves as Goodwill’s Chairman of the Board (and she made a donation during the drive). Mutual has also been a sponsor of our annual Golf Classic, and Goodwill held its 2012 Annual Awards Dinner under the Dome!

For their continued support, Goodwill would like to thank Mutual of Omaha! Partnerships like this help us change lives and strengthen communities through education, training and work!

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Thanks for making Drive for Drives a huge hit!

Life imitates art at the Drive for Drives

There was a day a couple years ago that many of us thought would never be topped.

It was our second Drive for Drives, hosted in the southwest corner of the Crossroads Mall parking lot. Lines to donate wrapped through the parking lot, out the driveway and even backed up out onto Dodge street. Donated computers piled up faster than the Goodwill employees and Omaha West Rotary volunteers could load them onto the truck. At some points, the stacks grew even taller than some of our employees.

We were hoping to fill six trailers that day. Thanks to our 750 generous donors, we filled twelve.

WOWT's John Knicely thanks donors at the Drive for Drives.

Since then, Drive for Drives has continued to be an enduring success, providing some fantastic computer donations that have helped fuel record-breaking sales at our GoodBytes store and materials for our recycling efforts, both of which generate revenue to fuel our employment and training services for people with disabilities and other disadvantages.

And then last Wednesday happened.

We weren’t quite sure what to expect. We’d just hosted a drive in the spring, and we’ve always hosted them on weekends. This was to be our first weekday drive.

We thought 750 was a lot of donors back in 2011. By the end of the day, 1800 donors rolled through the old Cinema Center parking lot at 84th & Center. And their donations filled 15 trailers!

Goodwill employees and the Omaha West Rotary definitely played a big part in the day, but it could not have been the success it was without help from the YouthBuild Omaha volunteers (who were graduating the next day!) and 18 WOWT personalities and staff members, who greeted, directed and thanked the donors and helped load the computers, monitors and printers onto the trailers.

And speaking of WOWT, their promotion and coverage of the event was amazing. Check out their recap, which includes quite a few Goodwill and WOWT cameos.

WOWT Omaha

Thank you to all of you who came out to donate materials last week (or sent your materials with your friends). We couldn’t do what we do without your donations!

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