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
Fax: (317) 524-4438
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It’s easy to make a one-time or recurring financial gift to Goodwill using our secure, online form.
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 email@example.com or 317-524-4328.
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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 (317) 524-4328 or by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.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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Life insurance when the Foundation is named a beneficiary and irrevocable owner
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Gifts in Kind that meet approved Goodwill needs
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 is happy to work with you and answer any questions you may have about your current or potential involvement with Goodwill.
Vice President of Community Engagement and Chief Advancement Officer
(317) 524-3645 | email@example.com
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.
317-524-4328 | firstname.lastname@example.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 | email@example.com
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.
Community Engagement Manager
317-694-5766 | firstname.lastname@example.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.
Annual Fund Manager
317-524-4265 | email@example.com
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.
Community Engagement Coordinator
317-524-4577 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Cameray Vican serves as the Community Engagement Coordinator for the Goodwill Foundation. In her duties, Vican oversees the development and operation of Goodwill’s volunteer program. Additionally, she helps coordinate Goodwill’s Community Leaders Tour, Young Leaders program and other community engagement efforts.
Cameray holds a Master of Public Affairs with a nonprofit management concentration from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. Her career in the nonprofit world includes previous work in community and youth development, volunteer management and education.
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.