About Goodwill of Arkansas
Who We Are
Goodwill Industries of Arkansas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and an independently run member of Goodwill Industries International.
Our mission is “changing lives through education, training and employment.”
Goodwill Industries of Arkansas’ overseeing board of directors are volunteers from the community.
96% of our funding comes from the sale of donated goods. Funds raised from your donations stay in Arkansas and fund job training programs, career services, and more programs to help Arkansans overcome barriers to employment.
Donations to Goodwill are tax deductible. Learn how to donate.
Integrity – We operate in an open, truthful environment and strive to meet the highest ethical standards.
Collaboration – We achieve and deliver our mission together.
Attitude – We serve with humility and passion, and act for the good of the organization.
Respect – We treat all people with dignity and respect.
Explore – We explore continuous improvement, bold creativity and change.
Board and Leadership
Board of Directors
Board Chair – Ted Darragh, III, Darragh Company
Vice Chair – William D. Gaddy, Arkansas Attorney General’s Office, Retired
Secretary – Carrie Harper Smith, The Cashion Company, Inc.
Treasurer – Douglas Jackson, Merrill Lynch
Past Chair – Mitch Chandler, Arkansas Scholarship Lottery
Chris Amsler, Commercial Mail Service, Inc.
Margaret Bates, UA Little Rock
Kristen Wilkinson, Walmart, Inc.
William D. Gaddy, Arkansas Attorney General’s Office, Retired
Denise Luft, Methodist Family Home
Fred M. Perkins III, Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP
Carrie Harper Smith, Sterling Seacrest Partners
Troy Wells, Baptist Health
Brad Walker, Catlett Law Firm
Jay Stanley, Stone Ward
Ed Penick, Jr.
Fred Perkins, Roark, Perkins, Perry & Yelvington, Inc.
Brian Marsh, President and CEO
Sylvia Murchison, Chief Financial Officer
Chad Albaugh, Vice President of Donated Goods
Russtina Green, Vice President of Support Services
Cindy Varner, Vice President of Workforce Development
Leslie Heizman, Vice President of Community Engagement