Goodwill celebrates program success stories

Pictured (from left) are Henry Lowndes, Paul Franklin, Sandy Stuhr, Kenny Fox, Bill Perry, Bud Brawner and Robert Smith.

Goodwill Industries of Lower South Carolina recently held its Shining Star Awards Banquet at Trident Technical College.

More than 200 business and agency partners attended the event.

A special awards ceremony recognized Goodwill’s 2012 Legacy award winners.

Each year, Goodwill recognizes the contributions of individuals who have played a positive role in the growth of Goodwill’s mission by inducting them into its Hall of Fame.

This year’s honoree, Paul Franklin, was instrumental in the facilitation of Goodwill’s first strategic plan. Prior to becoming board chairman, Franklin served on the search committee as Goodwill’s leadership changed.

As chairman, he helped refine the Goodwill mission statement: “To help people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work.”

“Paul Franklin is committed to helping Goodwill be a first-class organization in order to best provide our services to the community,” said Goodwill President and CEO Robert Smith. “His passion and support helped build the Goodwill organization. It is a great honor to induct Paul into the Hall of Fame and recognize him for his dedication and support of Goodwill’s mission.”

Winners were: Michael Reid, Graduate of the Year; Fredrick Gaillard, Achiever of the Year; Suelene Guiles, Goodwill Works! award; Cindy Scarborough, 2012 Employee of the Year; Maghan Johnson, 2012 Barbara Banks Customer Service Award; C&K Systems, Corporate Partner of the Year; Family Services, Partnerships for People Award; Robert Calcote, Volunteer of the Year.