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.

Company Values

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

 
Officers:

Board Chair – Ted Darragh, III, Darragh Company
Secretary – Carrie Harper Smith, Sterling Seacrest Partners
Treasurer – Douglas Jackson, Merrill Lynch
Past Chair – Mitch Chandler, Arkansas Economic Development Commission

 
 
Directors:

Chris Amsler, Commercial Mail Service, Inc.
Margaret Bates, UA Little Rock
Kristen Wilkinson, Walmart, Inc.
Denise Luft, Methodist Family Home
Fred M. Perkins III, Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP
Troy Wells, Baptist Health
Brad Walker, Catlett Law Firm
Jay Stanley, Stone Ward

 
 
Emeritus Directors:

Ed Penick, Jr.
Fred Perkins, Roark, Perkins, Perry & Yelvington, Inc.

 
 
Executive Leadership:

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