Goodwill Industries, a nonprofit services company, announced last month that Cory Lorick has joined the nonprofit’s organization as Director of Business Development. He will lead the strategic execution of donations development and acquisition of new services contracts with local businesses.
Mr. Lorick is a native of Columbia, S.C., where he graduated from the University of South Carolina. Cory has worked in various business/sales roles to including banking, insurance and nonprofits. Notably, Cory was recognized as the Young Leader of the Year in 2013, by the Columbia Chamber – Leadership Columbia.
Goodwill is a not-for-profit organization committed to helping people become independent through education and training leading to employment. Sometimes these are individuals who face specific challenges, such as language barriers, or physical or mental disabilities. But often they are people whose lives have been affected by plant closings, company downsizing, or simply the impact of a difficult economy.
In South Carolina, Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands serves the counties of Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Fairfield, Greenville, Greenwood, Kershaw, Laurens, Lexington, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, Richland, Saluda, Spartanburg and Union. Funding for our programs is generated through the sale of donated clothing and goods in our stores, and it’s a model that works. In the past year they have placed 11,149 people into employment. These services created an economic impact on the Upstate and Midlands of over $120 million through the wages of people Goodwill placed into employment.
The organization is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors, comprised of local community leaders, who ensure we are meeting the needs of the citizens of this area.
For further information visit www.goodwillsc.org