Connecting people with opportunity.

For 100 years, we’ve helped individuals forge life-changing career paths based on their unique goals — no matter where they’re starting from or where they want to go.

Our mission.

We help people achieve their goals through a journey of personal support, work experience and career development.

Our vision.

We envision a caring and connected community where everyone has access to meaningful career opportunities.

Values we live by.

By offering career opportunities and guidance from our dedicated team, we give community members the tools for creating real-life success.

Be kind.

We are caring, respectful and inclusive.

Be honest.

We proactively operate with integrity and accountability.

Be creative.

We embrace innovation to advance our mission and establish a best place to work.

Be helpful.

We change lives and impact our community through servant leadership.

More than you imagine.

Expanding equal access to lasting employment.

As a unique nonprofit employment social enterprise with 1,100+ employees and 25+ innovative workforce development programs, we maintain the resources for maximum local impact.

Together, our 24+ retail stores and e-commerce operation power our mission to connect OC residents with transformative career opportunities.

Comprehensive education, training and employment services

Comprehensive education, training and employment services to assist individuals in succeeding at home, work or school.

Job training

Meaningful job training for jobs in a variety of industries–including retail sales, custodial services, maintenance, hospitality, retail processing, recycling and more.


Payment to program participants for their hard work.

Personalized coaching and resources

Personalized coaching and resources based on an individual’s ability, not their disability.

Continued support and soft-skills training

Continued support and soft skills training after hiring to become valued employees at leading businesses across OC.

In partnership with

Our DEI commitment.

We’re dedicated to promoting a culture of diversity, equitable treatment and inclusion–starting with accountability and transparency. Together, we can create a ripple effect across our community for good.

Because of your support.

Each purchase, donation, and partnership broadens our ability to make a difference. Thank you for serving our community and our planet.

Empowering Orange County from day one.

We’re proud of our heritage and rich, active history in OC.

Goodwill Industries was founded in 1902 by Reverend Edgar J. Helms in Boston, Massachusetts. We opened our doors as a branch of the Los Angeles-based Goodwill Industries of Southern California in 1924.

Our OC operation began as a storefront on Fourth Street in Santa Ana and has since become a well-recognized community service provider and leading employer with more than 1,100 employees and an annual budget of more than $150 million.

As we look ahead to our next 100 years of service, we’re just as dedicated to helping individuals strengthen their career prospects and swell with pride.


Leadership team.

Nicole Suydam

President & CEO

Corrine Allen

Chief Operating Officer

Elizabeth Jensen

Chief Financial Officer

Phillip Runnels

Vice President, Technology/CIO

Joe Ringer

Vice President, Asset Protection, Risk and Compliance

Rick Adams

Vice President, Mission Services

CJ Calderon

Chief of Staff & VP of Advancement

Jose Perez

Vice President, Human Resources

Ryan Smith

Vice President of Online Operations

Sergio Munoz

Vice President, Donated Goods Retail

Nicole Morrison

Director of Marketing & Communications

Board of directors.

Sarah Stark


David Seidner

Vice Chair

Jacob Gonzales


Zachary Parker


Jesse Aragon

Joanne Schroeder

Dr. Sridhar Sundaram

Justin Ayre

James R. Conner

Cynthia Quimby

Everett K. Sands

Suzi Brown

Timothy McElfish

Carol Fawcett

John Heffernan

Dr. Jeffery Lamb

Damien Pirro

Driven by purpose and the need to do good in this world? Work with us!

Turn opportunities into triumphs.

Your support is the first step in helping our community members achieve career milestones and transform their lives. Will you join us?

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