Is it true that your CEO earns $2.3 million a year?
No. The following “Think Before You Donate” false rumor
continually resurfaces in the form of social media posts and emails:
“CEO and owner Mark Curran profits $2.3 million a year. Goodwill is a very catchy name for his business. You donate to his business and then he sells the items for PROFIT. He pays nothing for his products and pays his workers minimum wage! Nice Guy. $0.00 goes to help anyone! Stop giving to this man.”
The CEO of Goodwill Industries International is not Mark Curran, nor does he make $2.3 million a year. The current President and CEO of Goodwill Industries International is Jim Gibbons. You can learn more about him and his compensation here: goodwill.org/newsroom.
Although affiliated with Goodwill Industries International, Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee operates through our own governing board of directors. The CEO of Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee is Matthew Bourlakas. You can learn more about his compensation and view Goodwill’s IRS reporting form here: VIEW Goodwill 990 Form.
The mission of Goodwill is to sell donated goods to provide employment and training opportunities for people who have disabilities and others who have trouble finding and keeping jobs. Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee operates 36 retail stores, over 80 donation sites and 30 Career Solutions Centers where clients can receive job services. Almost all of those services are provided free of charge. In 2014, Goodwill served 28,159 people in Middle and West Tennessee and placed 9,558 people in jobs.