Ashleigh Hughes, CFRE

Performance, data-driven and servant-minded leader specializing in development, marketing, operations and communications with 20+ years of experience leading in the not-for-profit and political sector serving as a strategic planner, board manager, community organizer, spokeswoman, brand visionary and fundraiser managing multi-million dollar budgets. Securing over $250 million+ in public funds, demonstrating an innate ability to marshal best practices, ingenuity, and an entrepreneurial spirit to develop programs from the ground up in a fast-paced, budget conscious environment.

Goodwill's The Lunch Attracts A Power Crowd — And Lyle Lovett — To The Omni Dallas

Few nonprofits do more for North Texans with disabilities and disadvantages than Goodwill Industries of Dallas Inc. The organization, after all, placed more than 1,500 of them in jobs last year, while also gathering and processing 20,000 tons of “stuff” for consumers at its 18 donation centers. That may be why the group’s 2019 fundraiser called The Lunch on Tuesday, October 1, at the Omni Dallas hotel attracted 680, including a number of heavyweight guests.

MySweetCharity Opportunity: Goodwill Dallas' "The Lunch"

According to “The Lunch” Luncheon Co-Chairs Suzanne and Jim Johnston, “We are honored to serve as chairs of the second annual event, ‘The Lunch,’ on Friday, September 9th, with Keynote Speaker, Dr. Condoleezza Rice benefitting Goodwill Dallas. Goodwill is all about jobs and people, and through jobs, helping each individual reach his or her full potential. “At last year’s event, we witnessed what can happen when great minds, enthusiastic volunteers and the most generous people in Dallas work to

TRAILER: The Surge: the Untold Story

The Surge: the Untold Story is the only documentary of its kind offering audiences a look into the real story of the Surge in Iraq, as told by top U.S. military commanders. These never-before-seen interviews move beyond Washington politics to tell the ground truth of a failing mission transformed into one of the most successful military operations in a generation of war fighting. This documentary honors the sacrifice, courage and ingenuity of military members in nearly impossible circumstances.

MacKenzie Donates $5 Million to Goodwill Dallas

Goodwill Dallas is thrilled to announce a significant donation from MacKenzie Scott on December 15 as part of a historic gift presented to 384 organizations across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Washington D.C. Goodwill Dallas is one of three organizations in the Dallas metroplex to receive a donation from Scott. “This is a national validation of Goodwill Dallas’ effort. Her team took an outside-in, evidence-based approach and found what we have long known about this special organization: Goodwill delivers sustained impact at scale,” said Larry Helm, board chair at Goodwill Dallas.

American Graduate: Let's Make it Happen | PBS

Goodwill’s GoodGuides Program Featured on PBS’s “American Graduate Day”. Goodwill’s GoodGuides Program was among several mentoring success stories featured on PBS’s “American Graduate Day” broadcast on Saturday, October 3. • 1 in 7 young people between the ages of 10 and 18 will run away • 75 percent percent of homeless or runaway youth have dropped out or will drop out of school • Before the age of 18, 9 out of 10 high school students where seen to have met the criteria for addiction and had already started drinking, smoking, and illicit or prescription drugs. • At schools, teachers claim that only 27% of their staff are trained to identify and respond to the needs of at-risk youth, while below 40% of them think that the school’s has an effective prevention efforts Goodwill Dallas GoodGuides Program Many youth in our community need and want a caring adult mentor to provide the nurturing, stability, and positive role-modeling. Without these “growing up” essentials, youth face some daunting challenges. Unprepared for adulthood and independence, at-risk youth have poor outcomes – incarceration, homelessness, unintended pregnancy, interrupted education, and significant mental health problems. Research consistently shows that at-risk teens in formal mentoring programs benefit academically and socially and have lower rates of substance abuse and delinquency than their non-mentored peers. Down the road, the value of a mentor’s commitment can be seen in young adults who make better choices and live more productive and happier lives. On a national level, mentees enrolled in a youth mentorship program were 46% less likely than their peers without mentors to initiate drug use. Mentees are 2.5 times more likely to be confident in their ability to be successful at school and 3 times less likely to suffer peer pressure related anxiety, such as worrying about what other children think or say about them.

Petco Love Donates Vaccines, Needed Pet Food to Partnership With Native Americans

National nonprofit organizations Petco Love and Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA) have joined forces to distribute vaccines with PWNA’s reservation partners in the Southwest and Northern Plains. Petco Love has also donated 10,000 pounds of dog and cat food for distribution at the free vaccine clinics. “Thanks to Petco Love, our partners will be able to offer these important vaccines at no cost to pet guardians in Native American communities,” said Ashleigh Hughes, VP of Development and Communications at PWNA. “In addition, Petco’s gift of 10,000 pounds of food is estimated to serve between 5,000 and 7,000 pets in 10 to 12 Native American communities across the country. This project is a positive step toward addressing animal welfare issues and will be a welcome relief to our tribal partners who support healthy pets in these communities.”

Goodwill finally has a luncheon

It seems axiomatic that Goodwill Industries of Dallas throws an annual fundraising luncheon, but it didn't — until now. Presented by David B. Miller Family Foundation, The Lunch will debut Sept. 15 at the Omni Dallas Hotel, and it's already sold out. Ticket holders may get to hobnob with former President George W. Bush, whom the charity is billing as the "keynote guest." "Every organizational accomplishment of Goodwill Dallas is achieved through a collaborative effort by the many community lea

Partnership With Native Americans advocates for social equity in Indian Country

Its name has evolved over the years, as has the organization — from a small startup to a high-impact nonprofit that serves more than 250,000 Native Americans each year. Partnership With Native Americans is driven by its mission to improve the lives of Native Americans, led by a Native American CEO who is a role model for youth, along with an all-Native board of directors and a dedicated leadership team with more than 45 years of experience working in Indian Country and 70 years in nonprofit experience, collectively.
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