Volunteer of the Year
Established in 1994, our annual Cornerstone Celebration honors individuals and corporations for their support of Goodwill and our efforts in changing lives through the power of work. The luncheon also spotlights graduates of Goodwill’s job training and career development programs.
Because volunteers play such a vital role in helping fulfill Goodwill’s mission, we began to formally recognize volunteers in the year 2000 with the Individual Supporter of the Year Award.
In 2003, the name of the award changed to the Cornerstone Volunteer of the Year. Pictured to the right is this year’s honoree, Christil McKenzie, VP, Project Manager Banking Center and AML Initiatives Global Technology & Operations, Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She is our HELMS Volunteer of the Year for Helping Elevate Leadership and Meaningful Service at Goodwill!
The past and most recent Cornerstone honorees have demonstrated outstanding support of Goodwill through their long-time volunteer service and include:
Previous Volunteer Champions:
2013: Mae Nelson, Hampton Inn & Suites
2012: Elizabeth Cobb, Wells Fargo
2011: Stephanie Johnson, Bank of America
2010: Cheryl Keller, Bank of America (retired at the time of the event)
Cheryl was also honored by Goodwill Industries International as 2010 Volunteer Leader of the Year
2009: Kay Carwile, Wachovia
2008: Paul Betzold, Anderson & Associates
2007: Jeff Knight, Bank of America
2006: Tom Barnhardt, Barnhardt Manufacturing
2005: Henry Lomax, Crescent Resources
2004: Lynn Murray, BB&T
2003: Chip Haynes, Wachovia
Individual Supporter of the Year
2002: Jennifer Schwarz, Charlotte Mecklenburg School System
2001: Jon Missert, Superior Bag Manufacturing
2000: John J. Doyle, Jr., Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLC