Leland Whipp served as Omaha Goodwill Executive Director from 1955 to 1974. During Whipp’s tenure, he raised the level of service to the disabled in the community. In 1956, Goodwill received a $3,000 grant to develop new work evaluation and work adjustment services, which was the forerunner to actively training participants for successful employment. Goodwill received its first award from its national office in 1957 for the largest increase in clients served in a 12 month period. In the 1960s, Goodwill received three achievement awards from the National Delegate Assembly, including outstanding rehabilitation services and a special award to Whipp for his services as national director of the Goodwill Council of Executives.

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