New York, NY – July 20, 2020 –Goodwill® Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey Inc. has named Beth Stankard, Douglas A. Hand, and William J. Staples to its Board of Directors(BOD) during the second half of its fiscal year ending on June 30, 2020. Stankard was elected to the organization’s BOD during the Feb. 13, 2020 Board meeting. Hand and Staples were elected during the final BOD meeting for fiscal year 2019 on June 25.
New York, NY – Goodwill Industries® of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc. is pleased to announce that Alicia McGrath has joined the agency as Executive Vice President of Mission, effective September 14, 2020. Ms. McGrath was previously Executive Director for Bethany House and is a senior level non-profit executive with over twenty-five years of experience in leadership positions with specific expertise in the field of Social Services.
In response to the growing unemployment and small business collapse in New York City as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and Northern NJ, Inc. (Goodwill NYNJ) joined over 80 leaders from the private and human services sectors to partnered as the NY Workforce Recovery Strategy Group to develop a recovery plan centered on small businesses and workforce development for displaced workers and marginalized communities.
Goodwill Industries® of Greater NY and Northern NJ will temporarily close its 32 thrift stores while continuing to pay staff, offer remote services for behavioral health, people with development disabilities and those looking for work in response to the latest developments of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) effective today.
Goodwill Industries® of Greater NY and Northern NJ celebrated its debut on Project Runway during Goodwill Extended, its fashion week party with purpose, in partnership with Price.com on Feb. 13 with honorary host celebrity-stylist Karla Welch, and fashion influencers pulling collections from donated clothes and accessories.
Henry J. Gooss, chair of the Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and Northern NJ was recognized with the prestigious Royal order of the Polar Star April 2.