Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth is pleased to announce that local Goodwill board member, Harriet Harral, was presented with the first Will A. Courtney Award for Outstanding Service at the Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth Annual Holiday Board and Staff Luncheon on Tuesday, December 11. The Courtney award was created to honor individuals who have made a significant impact on Goodwill and the people they serve through outstanding service. Named after Goodwill Fort Worth’s own Will Courtney, a shining example of service to Goodwill since 1964, this award is presented only when merited by a highly-deserving individual. Individuals who receive the Courtney award are those who have left an indelible mark on Goodwill through their selfless and ongoing service, and therefore have impacted thousands of lives through the services of Goodwill. Harral has served Goodwill since 1987. Her service on the Goodwill Board of Directors has included the posts of President, Immediate Past President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer; as well as service on countless Goodwill Board committees. Her leadership on the Goodwill Board of Directors brought to a successful conclusion a $6 million capital funds campaign. She led Goodwill through a change to a broader, more diverse client base; developed Welfare to Work programs; established Computer Works; developed the first One-Stop Career Center in collaboration with the City of Arlington; and oversaw Goodwill’s expansion into Weatherford with a new retail store. About Will A. Courtney Will A. Courtney has served on the Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth Board of Directors since 1964 and was director of the Goodwill Industries International Foundation for a total of 11 years. Courtney is well-known for his fundraising capabilities, spearheading an $8.5 million Capital Campaign that was used to fund the construction of several local Goodwill facilities. Courtney was named a Goodwill Industries International (GII) Emeritus Board Member in 2012 due to his selfless contribution of time and talent to Goodwill Industries on a local, national and international level. About Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, Inc. Goodwill is a non-profit leader in providing education, training and career services for people with disabilities, such as mental or emotional disabilities, lack of education or work experience and homelessness. Last year, Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth helped place thousands of people in jobs. Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, Inc.’s 19 retail locations provide not only affordable goods and services, but also jobs for those in need and revenue to support Goodwill’s charitable mission. Goodwill also provides Tarrant County with seven career centers, equipped with job-search experts, computers, Internet access and telephones. Goodwill believes that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves this chance. For more information on Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, please visit www.goodwillfortworth.org.