Board of Directors


William Lowry
Michigan Loves Manufacturing


Peter Johnson
G & L Acquisitions


Tom Dake
Kendall Electric


Kenneth Kraus
Public Health - Muskegon County


Marcy Joy
Community Foundation for Muskegon County (retired)


Libby Cherin
Fremont Area Community Foundation (retired)

Richard Dolack
Pharmacist (retired)

Paul Gilbert
Brickley DeLong, P.C.

William Grant
E3 Innovations

Renae Hesselink
Nichols Paper & Supply

George Johnson
Parmenter O'Toole

Diana Osborn
Muskegon Community College (retired)

Michele Ringelberg
Next IT

Alan Steinman
Annis Water Resources Institute, GVSU

Charles Timmer
Sappi Fine Paper (retired)

Clinton Todd
Community Shores Bank

Michael Veltman


altOur Mission

Provide work opportunities, skill development, and family strengthening resources in all communities we serve.

Our Philosophy

Work plays a critical role in the ability of individuals to achieve desirable life outcomes; providing self-esteem, independence, empowerment, and pride.

Our Vision

To be the leader in providing services throughout West Michigan that assist all persons in overcoming barriers and gaining independence through the power of work. 

Our Values

  • Commitment to Goodwill’s mission and those we serve
  • Respect for the worth and dignity of individuals and families
  • Accountability and transparency
  • Community integration and social responsibility
  • Integrity, honesty, and teamwork
  • Responsible stewardship of resources
  • Commitment to excellence and maintaining the public trust

What We Do

Helping people train for, find, and keep good jobs is what Goodwill Industries is all about. It’s the motivation behind everything we do. At Goodwill, we believe that work is the key, essential factor in the ability of people to achieve desirable life outcomes. With it, comes independence, pride, self-esteem, and sense of purpose.

Programs and Services
Goodwill is West Michigan’s largest nonprofit provider of education, training, and career services for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Our broad range of programs and supports serve a diverse set of individual and community needs.

Retail Stores and Donations
We operate 16 stores and donation centers throughout West Michigan. Committed to quality and customer satisfaction, our stores are conveniently located, well organized, and offer exceptional value on gently used clothing, books, furniture, and other household items. We also participate in Goodwill’s national online auction site featuring artwork and collectibles. Made possible by generous donations from the community, store revenues are channeled back into job training programs.

B2B Services
Beyond retail operations, Goodwill operates a compilation of business-to-business enterprises. Our industrial and janitorial divisions support and thrive on contractual partnerships with area businesses and manufacturers. Additionally, Goodwill’s workforce development division assists local human resource staffs with employee recruitment, screening, testing, temporary staffing, and more.

What Does Goodwill Do?

Goodwill: Building Job Opportunities, Stronger Families and Vibrant Communities

Goodwill: Building Job Opportunities, Stronger Families and Vibrant Communities

2013 Achievers of the Year

2011 Achievers of the Year

Goodwill Annual Report 2013

Report 2013

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Goodwill Works Spring 2013

Spring 2014

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