In the early Spring of 2020, the Goodwill Young Leaders Board was looking forward to their signature fundraising event. Building on the success of previous years, board members were eagerly anticipating a night of clinking glasses, nibbling appetizers, and celebrating a year of hard work supporting Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana’s mission with their invited guests. But of course, you know what happened next.
With the event cancelled, one of the first questions was, “what to tell our sponsors?” Without an event, donors couldn’t get the recognition they expected. But with Goodwill’s retail stores temporarily closed, the financial need of the organization was greater than ever.
Fortunately, companies like local law firm Wilson Kehoe Winingham (WKW) stepped up. WKW was beyond understanding, and graciously allowed Goodwill to keep their gift despite the event’s cancellation. Because of donors like WKW, Goodwill was able to continue serving Hoosiers in need even as our stores remained shuttered for nearly two months.
Kent Winingham, an attorney at the firm and member of Goodwill’s young professional’s group, had this to say:
"As a Goodwill Young Leader, I'm proud to be a part of the life-changing work at Goodwill — and I'm grateful that WKW supports me and this crucial mission through its charitable giving."
Goodwill thanks Wilson Kehoe Winingham for their support, especially when the needs of the people we serve and the financial needs of the organization were at their highest.
To learn more about corporate engagement at Goodwill, email Nick Ison at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 317-694-5766.