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Success Stories

Danny Brewster, 2009 Achiever of the YearIn 2015, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida helped more than 42,400 people overcome their barriers to employment and independence. That is roughly one in every 29 SW Florida residents!  Our success stories include people with new skills, jobs, education, housing, transportation and more.


Meet Our Success Stories

         (In year/month order)

Dion Wiggins, Pathways to Opportunity, March 2016

Ashley Okerstrom, Culinary Training Graduate, June 2016
Aleandra Di Cicco and Sebastian Mancera MicroEnterprise Graduates, January 2016

Jessica Estrada, 2015 Breakthough Achiever
Natalie Galindez, 2015 Breakthrough Graduate
Sodexo, 2015 Breakthrough Employer
Sullivan, 2015 Breakthrough Business
Jacob Dudoit, 2015 Breakthrough Volunteer

SunTrust & SunTrust Foundation, 2015 Breakthrough Philanthropist
Lacesha Owens

Heather Getty

Amy Ofenbeck
Alexandra Di Cicco and Sebastian Mancera

Mike Drouin- 2014 Breakthrough Graduate

Jennifer Glawe- 2014 Chet Perry Breakthrough Achiever

Amanda Lynch- 2014 Breakthrough Volunteer

Alediana Cedillo

Claudia Joseph

Tamsyn Reedus, 2013 Breakthrough Graduate

Mark Peirce, 2013 Chet Perry Breakthrough Achiever
Rita Harmon
Jean Edmond, 2012 Breakthrough Award Winner

         Danny Rosenfeld, 2012 Breakthrough Award Winner

         Kim Yape

         Jennifer Glawe

         Raven Linares

         Brady Raulerson 

         Robert & Rebecca Dussman

         Matt Davis, 2011 Breakthrough Graduate

Justin Winings, 2011 Breakthrough Achiever
Chris Walker

Arlene Wall

Jessica Estrada

Bill Galik

Grant Hampton

More success stories are available in our Annual Reports.