President, CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Valleys to retire, fund established in honor

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Valleys, Bruce Phipps, is officially retiring on April 16.

Phipps has nearly 18 years of service at Goodwill Industries of the Valleys and 48 years within the Goodwill enterprise.

In honor of Phipps’ dedication, Goodwill has established the GoodSupport Fund which will offer support for those enrolled in Goodwill training and services who experience financial hardships and barriers to success.

Barriers can include childcare expenses, utilities, work uniforms, program textbooks, or car expenses.

The GoodSupport Fund will ensure those participating can focus on the goal of greater independence.

“I have seen countless individuals and families gain greater independence through hard work and the hand up Goodwill provides. I have seen dedicated teams, many of whom I have led, help their neighbors gain in-demand skills to enter the workforce or obtain a better position. I have seen the dignity that comes from earning a paycheck and becoming more self-reliant. This is the mission of Goodwill, and it has been my mission my entire career.”

Bruce Phipps, Outgoing President & CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Valleys

For anyone interested in giving to or learning more about the GoodSupport Fund, email or call (540) 581-0620, ext. 1184.

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