Goodwill Industries of the Valleys


Goodwill Industries of the Valleys Leverages a Second Solar Array to Advance its Mission

October 11, 2021 Roanoke, VA – Goodwill Industries of the Valleys is harnessing clean energy from the sun to save on their electricity bill, allowing them to put those savings directly into the work they do ensuring every individual can acquire the skills and support needed to earn a good job and advance into a sustainable career. The new rooftop solar array is located on the Goodwill Roanoke Jobs Campus building in Roanoke, Virginia. This is one of several solar projects that RER Energy Group has been honored to develop for organizations in the Goodwill movement, and the first of…

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Goodwill Industries of the Valleys President & CEO to Retire and the GoodSupport Fund Established in His Honor

April 6, 2021 Roanoke, VA – Bruce Phipps, Outgoing President & CEO for Goodwill Industries of the Valleys, will officially retire on April 16, 2021. Phipps has nearly 18 years of service at Goodwill Industries of the Valleys and 48 years within the Goodwill enterprise. Goodwill established the GoodSupport Fund in honor of Phipps’ dedication to the mission of Goodwill Industries of the Valleys. The GoodSupport Fund will offer support for those enrolled in Goodwill training and services who experience financial hardships and barriers to success. Barriers can be childcare expenses, utilities, work uniforms, program textbooks, or car expenses. The…

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Western Virginia Youth to Benefit from YouthBuild Grant

June 23, 2021 Radford & Roanoke, VA – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the award of $89 million in grants in 31 states and Puerto Rico to help youth ages 16-24 who are neither enrolled in school nor participating in the labor market to obtain employment in construction and other in-demand industries. Administered by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, YouthBuild grants support a pre-apprenticeship model to help these young people learn valuable occupational skills. Goodwill Industries of the Valleys and the New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Investment Area Consortium Board were the two organizations in Virginia…

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Goodwill Industries of the Valleys Welcomes New IT Leadership

October 20, 2021 Roanoke, Virginia – Goodwill Industries of the Valleys appointed Brenda Moore as Chief Information Officer on October 4, 2021, and Chris Conner as Vice President of Information Technology on October 18, 2021. Both Moore and Conner join Goodwill’s Executive Leadership Team and will lead the Information Technology department. Moore had been with Medical Facilities of America since 1998 and served as their Chief Information Officer. She was formerly at Deloitte and Touche as a Consulting Group Manager. In her roles, she has 20+ years of experience managing enterprise IT Operations and implementations of various Operational and EMR…

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