Foundation

For more than 40 years, the Goodwill Foundation of Central & Southern Indiana has been an integral part of our Goodwill’s support for individuals and families. Through the Foundation, Goodwill raises money from individuals, corporations and private foundations and oversees an endowment of more than $30 million – a source of funds used primarily to help develop and launch new operations and services to enhance Goodwill’s mission-related impact.

Goodwill Foundation of Central & Southern Indiana

The interest generated by Goodwill’s endowment provides funding for programs within Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana and its related entities, Goodwill Education Initiatives and GW Commercial Services. While the retail stores continue to be Goodwill’s financial engine, the Foundation fosters expansion and innovation to tackle community challenges, allowing Goodwill to create and improve services that move individuals and families towards personal, educational and vocational success and economic self-sufficiency.

The Foundation falls within Goodwill’s Office of Community Engagement and is led by Kyle E. Lanham, Vice President for Community Engagement and Chief Advancement Officer. Go here to see a list of the Foundation’s board of directors.


1635 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN  46222-3852

(317) 524-4265
Fax: (317) 524-4438

Federal Tax ID:
23-7148440

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Planned gifts

Have you ever wished you could support a worthy cause and improve your financial security at the same time? By taking advantage of incentives the IRS provides, Goodwill can craft a gift that delivers exactly the benefits – to us and to you – that you’ve been looking for. For more information, please contact Mandy Pietrykowski, Advancement Director, at mpietrykowski@goodwillindy.org or 317-524-4328.

A good education is the basis for a lot in life.

Melissa Horn

Indianapolis Met Graduate

Frequently asked questions

Why does Goodwill have a Foundation?

The Foundation is a source of capital and seed money for new initiatives and for applied research and development to enhance the accomplishment of Goodwill’s mission and increase its impact in central and southern Indiana. We need the sustained efforts of our Foundation to attract philanthropic dollars – in the form of cash, stocks and bonds, charitable estate bequests and trusts, and other planned gifts – both to fund current services and to further build an endowment that guarantees future Goodwill services.

Do you get financial help from the government?
No. We have applied for and are awarded grants by government agencies, but the Foundation does not receive regular government funding.
Does Goodwill’s Foundation make grants to nonprofit organizations in the community?

No. The Goodwill Industries Foundation solely supports the programs and initiatives of Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana and its related entities. No grants are given to other organizations or to individuals.

Do all of the financial contributions you receive stay in our local area?

Yes. Contributions made to Goodwill support programs and services provided by Goodwill and its related entities, Goodwill Education Initiatives and GW Commercial Services, in 39 central Indiana counties.

Are donations to Goodwill tax-deductible?
Yes. All financial contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
Does Goodwill accept financial donations other than cash?

Gifts of stocks and other types of securities – please let us know if you are making a stock gift by calling Mandy Pietrykowski, Advancement Director, at mpietrykowski@goodwillindy.org. Please share your name, the name of the stock and the number of shares so that we may properly value and acknowledge your gift. If your gift is to be used for a special purpose or is given in honor or memory of someone, please inform us. Thank you!

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Charitable Gift Annuities
Retirement Plan Beneficiary Designations
Bequests
Gifts in Kind that meet approved Goodwill needs

Our staff

Goodwill’s Office of Community Engagement, which includes the Foundation, is responsible for building relationships with individuals and organizations for purposes of business development, fundraising, volunteerism and more, often helping companies fulfill their corporate social responsibility objectives.

Our staff are happy to work with you and answer any questions you may have about your current or potential involvement with Goodwill.

Kyle Lanham

Vice President of Community Engagement and Chief Advancement Officer

(317) 524-3645  |  klanham@goodwillindy.org

Kyle Lanham serves as the Vice President of Community Engagement and Chief Advancement Officer for Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana. In his duties, Lanham oversees business development and fundraising efforts for Goodwill’s foundation. Previously, he co-founded and operated two financial services businesses. Lanham began his career with Indianapolis-based law firm Ice Miller.

He graduated from DePauw University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. Lanham is an active member of the Indiana State Bar Association and serves on the boards of trustees for DePauw University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Mandy Pietrykowski

Advancement Director

317-524-4328 | mandy.pietrykowski@goodwillindy.org

Mandy Pietrykowski serves as Advancement Director for the Goodwill Foundation. In her role, Mandy guides the organization’s donor relations and fundraising efforts. She came to Goodwill with more than 10 years of experience in fundraising and development.

Previously, she worked at Riley Children’s Foundation, where she was the regional development and major gifts officer. Mandy’s duties included cultivating and stewarding relationships with donors. Prior to Riley, Mandy served as practice manager for Franciscan Physician Network at St. Francis Medical Group and as community engagement officer at the M.I.N.D. Institute in Sacramento, CA.

Mandy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Indiana University and is a member of United Way of Central Indiana’s Women Leading Change.

Sarah Pennal, MA

Foundation Relations Manager

317-524-4347  |  spennal@goodwillindy.org

Sarah Pennal, MA, is the Foundation Relations Manager for the Goodwill Foundation. In her duties, Pennal oversees grants for the organization, responsible for research, development and reporting. Sarah came to Goodwill in 2012 as an early childhood resource guide for Nurse-Family Partnership. Previously, she worked in education and residential treatment for foster youth.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and German, a master’s degree in Philanthropy from the Lilly School of Philanthropy and a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. In addition, she is fluent in German and speaks Spanish.

Nick Ison

Community Engagement Manager

317-694-5766  |  nison@goodwillindy.org

Nick Ison serves as Community Engagement Manager for Goodwill’s Office of Community Engagement.

His duties include promoting Goodwill Commercial Services and TalentSource with central Indiana businesses to provide a competitive edge in manufacturing and finding skilled employees for their organizations. Additionally, Ison coordinates Goodwill’s Community Leaders Tour, Young Leaders program and other community engagement efforts.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Boston University and received his Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Brenda Ewigleben

Annual Fund Manager

317-524-4265  |  brenda.ewigleben@goodwillindy.org

Brenda Ewigleben serves as the Annual Fund Manager for the Goodwill Foundation. In her role, Brenda oversees the organization’s annual giving campaign. She came to Goodwill from Riley Children’s Foundation, where she worked as Donor Relations Coordinator. Previously, she served as the Annual Fund Coordinator for Westminster Neighborhood Services.

A graduate of Indiana University, Brenda holds her Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing and a minor in Nonprofit Management. She became a Certified Nonprofit Professional by the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance in 2014. Brenda serves as a board member and recruitment chair for the local chapter of Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, and she is member of the Young Professionals Board of Ronald McDonald House of Indiana.

History

Rev. Howard Lytle, the first Executive Director of Goodwill, established Goodwill as an important organization in the community and laid the groundwork for volunteer leadership that is so important to Goodwill today. When Alan McNeil took over in 1969, he sought to further the organization’s mission and continue the legacy of his predecessor. After expanding Goodwill’s retail stores beyond Indianapolis, McNeil led a campaign to raise funds for the organization. Being a keen businessman with his eye on Goodwill’s future, he proposed the establishment of the Goodwill Foundation, a vehicle that would allow the board to invest in various financial assets that could fund new initiatives. After much planning, the Foundation was approved as the first of its kind for Goodwills nationwide.

On November 29, 1971, distinguished community leaders met to sign the articles of incorporation and appoint the first board of directors for the Goodwill Foundation. Its stated mission was to provide the funds to support Goodwill’s innovative approach toward providing jobs and educational opportunities. This included establishing and expanding employment services and awarding internships to promising students interested in careers related to Goodwill’s work.

Russell Hirschman served as the first president of the Goodwill Foundation, a role he held for nine years. His son, Frank, served on the Foundation Board from 1998 until his death in 2009. Frank’s son, John, has continued the family legacy of service on the Foundation’s board since 2007. William A. Dyer, who served Goodwill for more than 25 years, was the Foundation’s second chair. During his tenure, he doubled assets and introduced many friends to the work of Goodwill. Jack Dustman took over as chair of the board in 1986, after chairing the national Goodwill Board from 1979-1980. Until his death in 2006, he tirelessly raised funds for the Foundation and set up an endowment fund to provide internships to students interested in sales, marketing, development or general management. The Jack Dustman Society honors Jack’s memory by recognizing individuals who have supported Goodwill with a planned or outright gift of $50,000 or more.

The Foundation continued to provide critical support for new Goodwill initiatives throughout the 2000’s, including Indianapolis Metropolitan High School (2004), The Excel Center (its first location opened in 2010) and Nurse-Family Partnership (2011). In 2015, the Foundation became part of Goodwill’s newly formed Office of Community Engagement, combining the talents of Goodwill’s fundraising, business development and community outreach staff in order to better serve all constituents, including individuals, corporations, community partners, foundations and others.

Read more about the history of Goodwill.

Donor recognition

As a tribute to a man who spent time and energy in many ways and for many years to help build Goodwill, those making planned or outright gifts of $50,000 or more to Goodwill belong to the Jack Dustman Society, a special donors’ circle created in 2006.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Anderson
Anonymous (4)
Malcolm and Connie Applegate
Nancy Ayres
Dottie Barnes*
Frank and Katrina Basile
Elaine and Eric Bedel
Ted and Peggy Boehm
Linda Brimmer
Janet Carrington
William A.* and Carolyn A. Carter*
Matt and Leslie Carter
Dr. Victor E. Childers
Justin and Darrianne Christian
Matthew and Melanie Claymon
Mildred Corrie*
Mr. Standiford H. Cox
Blanche Crawford*
John H. Darlington, Jr.*
Mark and Molly Denien
Nancy R. and Berkley W. Duck
Florence Goodrich Dunn*
Mrs. Jack Dustman
William A. Dyer, Jr.*
Lori Efroymson-Aguilera and Sergio Aguilera
Mrs. Joan Elder
Bob* and Ann Ferrell
Mr. Ken File
Kelly J. Flynn
Dr. Gwen A. Fountain
Marilyn K. Fourman
Mr. and Mrs. William S. French
Mr. Otto N. Frenzel, IV
Marianne Glick
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Gorman, Jr.
Cindy and Mike Graham
Gordon M. Graham
Mrs. C. P. Griffith
Perry and Michelle Griffith
Keith Harding
John and Leigh Ann Hirschman
Frank* and Sue Hirschman
John H. Holliday*
Raymond E. Houk*
Evelyn Irelan*
Loraine Jackson*
Lucile L. Kahn*
Brian and Anne King
Tom and Verletta King
Gary and Marie Koenig
Kent and Jamei Kramer
Walter W. Kuhn, III
Jean Kyle
Wendy and Philip Larman
Clora Maxwell*
Jim and Jane McClelland
Mrs. Opal McGurk*
Mr. and Mrs. Owen B. Melton, Jr.
Norman Metzger*
Marjorie T. Meyer
Ralph and Connie Meyer
Peggy L. Miller
Steve and Jane Null
Mrs. Frances F. Ober*
Tom* and Nikki O’Brien
Joan S. Paulin
Mr. John D. Perry
Mr. Gene Prather
Miss Sally Reahard*
Larry*  and Candy Reuben
Steve and Kris Robinson
James* and Janet Sammer
Paul and Martha Schmidt
Robert F. Schwindt and Shirley B. Schwindt
Frank C. Springer, Jr.*
Anne Ayres Taylor*
William Milton Taylor*
Mary Ann Thiel
Charlotte T. Thomas*
Fred C. Tucker, III
Florence H. VanMetre*
Harold R. Victor*
Michael and Sue Wells
Elizabeth Bracken Wiese and Fred Wiese
Gene and Mary Ann Zink

* Deceased

Gifts to the Annual Fund of $1,000 or more qualify donors for membership in the 1635 Society. This list reflects those who made qualifying gifts in 2014. In addition to their support for the Annual Fund, many of these individuals have made additional gifts to special or restricted funds in 2014.

 

 

CIRCLE OF ENTREPRENEURS
Ms. Janet Carrington
Standiford H. Cox
Mrs. Jack Dustman
Dr. and Mrs. William G. Enright
Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, Inc.
Nancy R. Fike
Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr. Memorial Foundation

CIRCLE OF INSPIRATION
Gene Zink

CIRCLE OF INDEPENDENCE
Anonymous
Malcolm W. Applegate
Elaine and Eric Bedel
Justin and Darrianne Christian
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Gorman, Jr.
Terry McCardwell/GDI Construction Corporation
Wendy and Philip Larman
Kirk McKinney, Jr.
Ralph and Connie Meyer
MET Foundation, Inc.
Elizabeth Bracken Wiese and Fred Wiese

CIRCLE OF ASPIRATION
Mr. and Mrs. Keith R. Faller
Cindy L. and Mike Graham
Mrs. C. P. Griffith
James L. Kincannon
Gary and Marie Koenig
Kent and Jamei Kramer
Kyle and Sally Lanham
Mr. and Mrs. James M. McClelland
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Neighbours
Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Palmer
Steve and Kris Robinson

CIRCLE OF PROGRESS
Anonymous
Dan and Kate Appel
Mr. Adam Arceneaux
Nancy Ayres
Clay and Karen Barnes
Frank and Katrina Basile
Mr. Douglas Bennett
Scott and Robin Bess
Jon and Julia Birge
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Blakley
Dawn Blank
Ted and Peggy Boehm
Mrs. Helen J. Burnett
Matt and Leslie Carter
Matt and Jan Cohoat
Mr. James J. Collins, Jr.
Dr. Daniel W. DeHayes
Mark and Molly Denien
Nancy R. and Berkley W. Duck
Mrs. Nancy Dunn
Lori Efroymson-Aguilera and Sergio Aguilera
Mrs. William L. Elder
Scott and Lisa Enright
Mac Fehsenfeld
Ken File
Dr. Gwen Fountain
Glick Family Foundation
Gordon M. Graham
Gregory & Appel, Inc.
John and Leigh Ann Hirschman
Mr. Douglas E. Huff
Dr. Donald H. Jolly
Robin L. Kares
Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Kassing
Ms. Melina Kennedy
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kennedy
Jean and George Kyle
Rose Mays
Mr. and Mrs. Owen B. Melton, Jr.
Mrs. Marjorie T. Meyer
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew B. Morris
Mr. and Mrs. Evan L. Noyes, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael B. O’Connor
Jack and Eleanor Pence
Mr. John D. Perry
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pilnik
Edward and Sara Pollack
Dan and Lisa Riley
Fern Roesch
Nancy M. Russell
James and Janet Sammer
Tom and Susie Sams
Robert F. and Shirley B. Schwindt
Mr. Gregg Scott
Dr. Francis D. Sheski
Mr. and Mrs. J. Albert Smith, Jr.
Jack and Susanne Sogard
Mr. and Mrs. William Mode Taylor
Fred C. Tucker, III
Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Van Frank
Mr. Randy Watson
Michael and Sue Wells
Lucy Wick
Duane Wimer
Jean Wojtowicz

Individuals who have included Goodwill in their estate plans, either through a bequest or another type of planned gift of less than $50,000, are members of a special group known as the Legacy Society.

 

 

Malcolm W. Applegate
Nancy Ayres
Elaine and Eric Bedel
Ted and Peggy Boehm
Matt and Leslie Carter
Victor Childers
Justin and Darrianne Christian
Matthew and Melanie Claymon
Mark and Molly Denien
Nancy R. and Berkley W. Duck
Ken File
Dr. Gwen Fountain
Marilyn K. Fourman
Keith Harding
John and Leigh Ann Hirschman
Brian and Anne King
Tom and Verletta King
Gary and Marie Koenig
Walter W. Kuhn, III
Wendy and Philip Larman
Jim and Jane McClelland
Mr. and Mrs. Owen B. Melton, Jr.
Ralph and Connie Meyer
Peggy Miller
Steve and Jane Null
Mr. John D. Perry
Mr. Gene Prather
Steve and Kris Robinson
Fred C. Tucker, III
Michael and Sue Wells
Elizabeth Bracken Wiese and Fred Wiese

Named for our first Executive Director, Rev. Howard Lytle who drove initial growth of the organization, the Lytle Society recognizes our contributors’ lifetime support for Goodwill. It was first established in 2015.

 

FOUNDERS’ COUNCIL
Malcolm W. Applegate
Nancy Ayres
Janet Carrington
Nancy R. and Berkley W. Duck
Mrs. Jack Dustman
Lori Efroymson-Aguilera and Sergio Aguilera
Mrs. William L. Elder
Robert and Ann Ferrell
Dr. Gwen Fountain
Lumina Foundation for Education
Lilly Endowment, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. James M. McClelland
Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr. Memorial Foundation, Inc.
Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, Inc.
Robert F. and Shirley B. Schwindt
Elizabeth Bracken Wiese and Fred Wiese

HELMS CLUB
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Gorman, Jr.
Mrs. C. P. Griffith
Mrs. Marjorie T. Meyer
Fern Roesch

BUCHANAN CIRCLE
Ted and Peggy Boehm
Standiford H. Cox
Mr. and Mrs. William S. French
Anonymous
Sue Hirschman
MET Foundation, Inc.
Ralph and Connie Meyer
Fred C. Tucker, III

HIRSCHMAN SOCIETY
Elaine and Eric Bedel
Justin and Darrianne Christian
Matt and Jan Cohoat
Mrs. Nancy Dunn
Mac Fehsenfeld
Cindy L. and Mike Graham
Gregory & Appel, Inc.
James L. Kincannon
Jean and George Kyle
Wendy and Philip Larman
Kirk McKinney, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Evan L. Noyes, Jr.
Tom and Susie Sams
Mr. and Mrs. J. Albert Smith, Jr.
Lucy Wick
Gene Zink

CHAIRMAN’S COUNCIL
Dan and Kate Appel
Jon and Julia Birge
Dr. Daniel W. DeHayes
Mark and Molly Denien
Mr. and Mrs. R. Sam Hiatt, Jr.
Mr. John H. Holliday
Kent and Jamei Kramer
Kyle and Sally Lanham
Mr. and Mrs. Owen B. Melton, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael B. O’Connor
Jack and Eleanor Pence
Edward and Sara Pollack
Les Robinson
Nancy M. Russell
Jack and Susanne Sogard

PRESIDENT’S CLUB
Dr. and Mrs. William G. Enright
Nancy R. Fike
Glick Family Foundation
John and Leigh Ann Hirschman
Dr. Donald H. Jolly
Mr. Roger L. Kessler
Tom and Verletta King
Gary and Marie Koenig
Dr. and Mrs. E. H. Lamkin, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen W. Marmon
Steve and Kris Robinson
Mr. Gregory Simons
James and Linda Trippi
Richard Mark Van Frank