Goodwill Hosts Annual Breakthrough Awards recognizing seven community standouts for 2021

By: Goodwill Industires of Southwest Florida
FORT MYERS, Fla. - March 21, 2022 - PRLog -- Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida (SWFL) hosts their annual Breakthrough Award ceremony at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Thursday, April 7th. The event recognizes individuals and businesses who have advanced the Goodwill Mission throughout the prior year.

The 2021 Breakthrough Award recipients are:
  • Wilson Waldrop, Goodwill employee, Chet Perry Achiever of the Year
  • Walter Barb, Goodwill employee, Employee of the Year
  • Barbara Zirilli-Lonergan, owner of Zirilli's Chilly Treats in Cape Coral, William J. Barrett Graduate of the Year
  • Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity, Employer of the Year
  • Soy Williams, Volunteer of the Year
  • Pelican Marsh Golf Club, Philanthropist of the Year

The Pelican Marsh Golf Club raised over $42,000 for Goodwill's Pathways to Opportunity program enabling them to renovate their teaching kitchen making it accessible and user-friendly. Pathways to Opportunity serves 96 individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Goodwill SWFL is a nonprofit organization that is committed to serving people with disabilities and disadvantages by offering life-changing opportunities to achieve independence.  They have been providing services to people with disabilities and disadvantages since 1966 in five counties of Southwest Florida: Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades & Hendry counties.

The event includes a plated breakfast and videos of each honoree. Tickets are $65 each, or $500 for a table of 8 and are available online

Debra Donatto
Director of Communications & Marketing
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