Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc.
5100 Tice Street
Fort Myers FL 33905

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. is committed to serving people with disabilities and disadvantages by offering life-changing opportunities to achieve independence.

CEO/Executive Director Mr. Rick Evanchyk
Board Chair Michael W. Sullivan
Board Chair Affiliation Gargiulo Inc.
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1966
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes July 2018
State Registration Yes Jan 2018
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
IRS Letter of Determination
501 C-3 IRS Determination LetterView
Other Documents
2015 Outcomes and MeasurementsView
2014 Outcomes and MeasurementsView
Outcomes & MeasurementsView
Impact Statement
Examples of achievements in 2016 include:

  • Barbara Ramos, our High School High Tech coordinator in Hendry and Glades Counties, was the recipient of the “Able Trust Career & Work-Based Learning Award” Out of 43 programs in Florida; she was one of six recipients of the award.

  • Goodwill SWFL High School High Tech Program was selected as a "2016 Quality High School High Tech Program".

  • The News-Press Media Group awarded Goodwill SWFL “2016 Best Non-Profit”, based on reader’s votes (second year in a row).

  • Gulfshore Business Journal awarded Goodwill SWFL “2016 Best of Business” – Charitable Organization”, based on reader’s votes (third year in a row).
Needs Statement
  1. $100:   give someone 5 hours of personal one-on-one job readiness and preparation training or six weeks of transportation for individuals to get to work, medical appointments, and other appointments.

  2. $500:   give two (2) aspiring entrepreneurs materials for a six week, 12 module small business training course or give an adult with disabilities three weeks of classes in Education, Creative Expression, Recreation, and Employment Exploration in our Pathways Program.

  3. $1,000 can get someone with a disability placement in competitive employment, have access to a full time Employment Consultant and also receive 10 one-month bus passes to get to work, medical appointments, etc.!

  4. $2,500 can give an individual 50 hours of personal one-on-one job readiness and preparation training provided by a trained Job Link Coordinator along with over 90 hours of on-site job support and coaching to ensure their success on the job.

  5. $5,000 provides someone with physical disabilities 17 months of income-subsidized housing in one of our affordable housing units!

Background Statement
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida has been serving Lee, Charlotte, Hendry, Glades and Collier counties for fifty-ONE years. The organization has served people with disabilities and disadvantages in Southwest Florida since 1966.
As a prominent nonprofit in Southwest Florida, Goodwill is committed to helping people overcome barriers to self-sufficiency and find meaningful employment.  Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida provides family strengthening initiatives to the community of Southwest Florida. This is achieved through operating TWENTY Job-Link and Family Strengthening Resource Centers in the five-county region, two of which are located within Charlotte County AS WELL AS OUR MOBILE JOB-LINK. Several Job Link Centers co-locate with a number of human service agencies to provide "one-stop shops" for people with disabilities and other disadvantages. We will be working with other local service organizations to effectively streamline our delivery system.
In Charlotte County, Goodwill also partners with the three local public high schools to provide mentoring, internships, and job shadowing opportunities for students with disabilities through the High School High Tech program, and provides 28 units of safe, accessible, and affordable housing to adults with disabilities through our disability-accessible apartment complexes. 

Since Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida is a member of Goodwill Industries International, we call upon our national partnerships to learn of best practices and leading techniques to continually improve the services we provide.  Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida is one of just five Goodwill agencies nationwide selected to receive a 2011 Goodwill Family Strengthening Center of Excellence Award. The agency has been recognized for its corporate philosophy and forward-thinking practices that promote economic self-sufficiency for its employees and program participants. The Family Strengthening Center of Excellence Awards is sponsored by Goodwill Industries International and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. They honor Goodwill agencies that incorporate family financial stability strategies into their organization's mission, vision, and program offerings.  Recently, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida received the Guidestar Platinum status and was named the Best Charitable Organization by The Gulfshore Business Magazine and the Best Charity and Best Thrift Store by the News-Press Media Group.  

Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Charlotte
FL- Lee
Areas Served Comments
We provide services across five counties in Southwest Florida:
Charlotte (Englewood, Port Charlotte, and Punta Gorda), Lee, Glades, Hendry & Collier.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Employment
Tertiary Org Type Housing, Shelter
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

Anniversaries are a time for reflection: An occasion to look back on past accomplishments and look forward to the promises of the future.

Over the last 50 years, Goodwill has made a significant impact in the lives of hundreds of thousands of Southwest Floridians. Since 1966, we've provided opportunities to achieve independence. Our organization began by serving people with disabilities in Southwest Florida through work assistance training, rehabilitation, and education. Today, in response to our community's needs over the years, we've expanded our services to people with disadvantages that create barriers to employment and independence.
We've certainly grown in the last half century. Much of that growth came out of necessity, expanding to keep up with the needs of our community. As with any business, rapid growth is often followed by economic fluctuation, course correction, and renewal. 2105 was that year of renewal for our Goodwill, and by design, it was a year to take inventory, reflect and carefully plan to serve our area better for the future.
In 2015, with careful strategic planning, our Goodwill slowed down our rapid growth and took a deliberate and steady course. Instead of taking on major projects or opening new stores, we grew where we could in order to provide for our mission services. We grew in our Outlet Center, E-commerce operations, and contract services. Because of that, we were able to continue serving the people of Southwest Florida that needed us the most.
We are proud to say that in 2015 we did not experience a decrease in our mission but rather an increase. With the addition of new training and certification programs, Goodwill was able to provide credentialing for auto technicians, as well as culinary certification classes, and we anticipate continued growth in our community education programs. In the immediate future, we plan to expand the Pathways to Opportunity program to more counties, add job readiness workshops in our region, and build two new stores that will provide more employment for people in Southwest Florida.
We are excited for the future and know that it will be bright. While it is difficult to predict the next 50 years, one thing is certain: Our commitment to the community and people of Southwest Florida will continue. Thank you for your continued support of our mission, our community, and the people we serve. 
Description Provides housing for people with physical disabiilties and low income seniors. In Charlotte County we have housing in Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte. 
Budget $893,222
Category Housing, General/Other Affordable Housing
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Families Other Health/Disability People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Short Term Success
Individuals with limited income and disabilities have access to affordable housing.
Long Term Success

Removes a barrier to independence by providing affordable housing. Currently there are 268 housing units filled. The ongoing challenge is continuing access and the expansion of affordable, safe housing.

Program Success Monitoring
Our success is measured by ensuring the units are fully occupied on a long term basis.
Program Success Examples
268 individuals and families have access to housing which may not otherwise be available to them.

The mission of our Trailways Camp is to remove the social isolation often felt by people with disabilities by providing opportunities for them to enjoy a variety of camping activities with their peers. These activities are recreational in nature but are help to improve their socialization skills.The improved social skills help the participants function more successfully in structured social situations. Held at Riverside Retreat in Labelle, individuals participate in recreational activities such as fishing and hiking. They also work on craft projects and team activities.The camp is held three times a year, and serves 60 adults with disabilities ranging from Cerebral Palsy to Traumatic Brain Injury.  The camp, which is the only one of its kind in Southwest Florida, has conducted ten camps since 2013. 


Budget $86,069
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served People/Families with of People with Disabilities People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities
Short Term Success After each camp we complete satisfaction surveys:  Campers average 4.84 on a scale of 5.0 for satisfaction.  Volunteers average 4.88 on a scale of 5.  Our caregiver satisfaction is 5 out of 5.
Long Term Success In the two years that we began this program we have held five camps serving 100 persons with disabilities.
Program Success Monitoring

We use satisfaction surveys for campers, volunteers, staff and caregivers.  We request specific feedback after each camp.

Program Success Examples
One caregiver was able to have surgery that she had been putting off for many years while her child attended this camp.  
Gained Independence:
One camper started as a camper and is now a volunteer assisting other campers.
Increased Sociability: Many campers have reported that they have made friends at camp and continue to stay in touch with each other.
Program Comments by Organization
Goodwill’s VP of Community Support Services, Fred Richards, was involved in the creation of the Charlotte County Human Services and Employment Coalition whose vision is as follows:
“The Human Services and Employment Coalition will develop a measurable, comprehensive and cohesive delivery system designed to be influential in support the development of a skilled and culturally component workforce and employer base, thereby removing barriers in accessing quality employment opportunities for the community of Charlotte County.” The group meet quarterly partnering with the Department of Human Services, Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, United Way of Charlotte County, Charlotte County Community Foundation, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and Southwest-Florida Works.

• This led to the creation and implementation of the very first Charlotte County Employment Coalition meeting which was held at the United Way office on 3/28/13 from 9am to 10am. Attendees were comprised of agencies representing / Goodwill Industries of SW Florida, United Way of Charlotte County; Southwest Florida Works; Charlotte County Homeless Coalition; Florida Veterans Foundation, District Director-District 6; ARC of Charlotte County; Charlotte County Human Services; and the Boys and Girls Club. 

CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Rick Evanchyk
CEO Term Start Jan 2015
CEO/Executive Director Email

Rick Evanchyk was named President/CEO of Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida in January 2015. A proven operational, fiscal and human resources leader, Rick has extensive experience in non-profit and for profit administrative management, retail, and international and sales operation management. As President/CEO, his responsibilities are to oversee the fiscal and strategic responsibility for the organization, which includes 30 Retail & Donation Centers, 18 housing complexes, a charter school, a business development division, and mission services which assist over 30,000 Southwest Floridians annually.                                                             

Rick joined Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida in 2004 as Vice President of Administration before advancing to the position of Senior Vice President and then Chief Operating Officer. During his tenure, he increased the organization’s housing for people with disabilities from eight complexes to 16, started the Goodwill business development division that includes vending services, janitorial, and shredding businesses, and modernized and strengthened best business practices in the organization’s HR, Finance, and IT departments.

Before joining Goodwill, Rick spent two decades with the Kmart Corporation, where he started as an Assistant Store Manager and held positions as Store Manager and District/Regional Manager. He also held leadership positions in corporate sales and marketing, human resources, and finance before advancing to the position of Divisional Vice President of Store Operations. He also has previous nonprofit management experience: Rick served four years as the Executive Director of the YMCA in Niceville, Fla.

Rick is a graduate of the Goodwill Industries International Executive Development Program, an intensive learning program focused on the technical skills necessary for success as a Goodwill CEO. He is also a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow and serves on the Fort Myers/Lee County Enterprise Zone Board of Commissioners.

A graduate of Troy University (Ala.), Rick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management. He lives in Cape Coral with his wife Susan, their grandson Payton, and a long-haired dachshund, Brownie.

Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Tom Feurig June 2003 - Dec 2014
Senior Staff
Mrs. Carolyn Johnson Vice President of Communications and Development
John Nadeau Vice President of Retail
Fred Richards Vice President of Community Support Services
Doug Stewart Vice President of Finance
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 381
Part Time Staff 501
Staff Retention Rate % 78
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 1577
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
To streamline the delivery system we partner with other service organizations such as The Red Cross, United Way, Salvation Army, Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, Southwest Florida Works, Child Care of Southwest Florida, and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to effectively serve those with multiple service needs.
External Assessments and Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) - Employment and Community Services - 3 Year Accreditation2014
Awards & Recognition
High School High Tech Site of the YearAble Trust2012
Family Strengthening Excellence AwardGoodwill International2012
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Policies and Procedures Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Michael W. Sullivan
Company Affiliation Gargiulo Inc.
Board Term May 2011 to May 2020
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Daniel Adams Retired
Robert Arnall FineMark National Bank
Bernardo Barnhart Florida Community Bank
William J. Barrett Morgan Stanley
Juan Bendeck Hahn, Loeser & Parks LLP
Belinda Couse First Bank
Sherri Denning Southern Land Investments and Realty
Sharlene Dozier Community Volunteer
Rick Evanchyk Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc.
Carolyn Green Community Volunteer
Cheryl Gutjahr Rawls Real Estate
James Humphrey Knot, Ebelini, Hart
Hugh Kinsey Community Volunteer
Kevin Lewis Salus Care
George Mann George Mann General Contractor
William McDaniel Big Island Excavating Inc.
Michael McKinley Wotitzky, Ross and McKinley
John Meyer Florida Southwestern University
Ray Pottorf Community Volunteer
Chico Rivera Hertz Corporation
Dale Schneider Community Volunteer
Jon Simmons Retired
Catherine Speer Retired
Joseph Spielman Retired
Michael W. Sullivan Gargiulo Inc.
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 21
Hispanic/Latino 4
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 19
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 6
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 70
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 80
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month Jan
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2017
Tax Year End Month Dec
Tax Year End Day 31
Tax Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $36,968,451.00
Projected Expenses $36,857,041.00
Organization has Endowment No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Audit/Financial Documents
Financial Review
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$2,004,620$258,317
Individual Contributions$2,849,944$26,967,186$24,820,490
Investment Income, Net of Losses$822,020$700,819$678,558
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$7,211$38,424
Revenue In-Kind$0$26,328,586$23,717,899
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$33,658,226$26,544,590$25,082,803
Administration Expense$3,785,304$3,030,310$4,833,124
Fundraising Expense$457,201$153,016$36,575
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$503,834
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.981.031.06
Program Expense/Total Expenses89%89%84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue10%1%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$71,428,049$53,497,135$55,322,935
Current Assets$9,101,750$9,345,122$28,643,620
Long-Term Liabilities$32,346,886$7,850,000$8,855,451
Current Liabilities$3,737,523$10,260,028$10,945,990
Total Net Assets$35,333,853$35,387,107$35,521,494
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountSales - Donated Goods $26,184,442Contributions, gifts, grants $26,967,186Contributions, gifts, grants $24,820,490
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSales - Purchased Goods $2,858,954Delivery Income $1,202,456Net Income from Sale of Inventory $3,173,447
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts, Grants $2,849,944Investment Income $700,819Delivery Income $1,022,316
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $200,001 - Plus
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.440.912.62
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets45%15%16%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation
Financial information taken from IRS Form 990s.  Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support.  Financial information for 2016 taken solely from the audited financial statements as the Federal tax return was not available at time of review.
Nonprofit Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc.
Address 5100 Tice Street
Fort Myers, FL 33905
Phone 239 995-2106 2303