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Goodwill Renames, Dedicates Community Campus

May 9, 2017

Canton, OH – May 9, 2017 – A ceremony on Friday, May 12 at 2pm at 408 Ninth St. SW in Canton will serve as the official renaming and dedication of The Community Campus at Goodwill.

The non-profit hub serves as the headquarters for Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio and the home to 19 different non-profit organizations. The Community Campus, now becoming the Ken Weber Community Campus will be dedicated to the late Goodwill CEO Ken Weber, who passed away in December 2016.

“Ken’s vision became a reality in 2010 when he and a dedicated team of staff and volunteers worked tirelessly to transform the Goodwill office to a true community center, providing ‘one-stop’ community services to thousands of individuals each year,” explained Interim CEO Anne Richards. “Renaming the Campus in Ken’s honor seems only fitting, honoring a leader who worked so tirelessly for our clients and this community.”

Richards, along with Goodwill Board President William Bryan and Ken Weber’s daughter, Elizabeth, will be unveiling the new building sign at the event which is open to the public. A reception will immediately follow.

 

ABOUT GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF GREATER CLEVELAND AND EAST CENTRAL OHIO:

The local Goodwill, Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio, Inc., (“Goodwill”) is a nearly 100-year old social enterprise that works closely with other non-profit agencies as well as community businesses to prepare people for a variety of stable career options and in turn, a more productive and sustainable way of life. Revenue from its retail stores helps Goodwill provide people with the life changing, skill-building programs and services needed to remove common barriers to good jobs.  In 2016, Goodwill impacted the lives of 14,438 residents in the 10 counties it serves: Cuyahoga, Geauga, part of Lake, Stark, Tuscarawas, Carroll, Jefferson, and Harrison in Ohio, and Brooke and Hancock in West Virginia. Learn more at www.GoodwillGoodSkills.org.

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