Giving Guide: Goodwill of Arkansas Foundation Inc.


Changing lives through education, training and employment is the mission of Goodwill Industries of Arkansas (GIA). Established in Little Rock in 1927 as a nonprofit, GIA serves the entire state of Arkansas. All funds raised stay in Arkansas to transform lives through educational programs like The Excel Center, the only high school for adults in the state, and The Academy, a licensed trade school offering skills, training and certifications for the top industries in Arkansas. GIA also offers opportunities to justice-involved individuals through its re-entry program and its career services help individuals with job readiness training and assistance.


• Support for student needs, scholarships, career and re-entry services and other unspecified expenses

• Capital support for expansion of school locations and infrastructure

• In-kind donations of equipment for student training and items for live/silent auctions for events


• The Gala for Good Signature Event: Oct. 28, The Venue at Westwind. More information at


Donated Goods sales: 95%
Grants: 4%
Individuals/Organizations: 1%

7400 Scott Hamilton Drive, Ste. 50
Little Rock, AR 72209
501.372.5100 |


Established: 1927
Employees: 1,111
Service Area: Arkansas

Senior Vice President of Development: Shannon Boshears


Troy Wells, Board Chair
Miguel Lopez, Vice Chair
Chuck Welch, Secretary
Jay Meador, Treasurer

Chris Amsler
Ted Darragh III
Danny Games
Douglas Jackson
Denise Luft
Mark McClelland
Fred M. Perkins III
Elizabeth Small
Carrie Harper Smith
Jay Stanley
Brad Walker

The 2023/2024 Arkansas Giving Guide is presented by Wright Lindsey Jennings. Click here to read a letter from our sponsors.

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