Stocktonian Michael P. Duffy will be honored with the 2018 Goodwill Helping Hands Award at a special Evening of Good Will event on Thursday, September 13 at the Stockton Golf and Country Club.
The Blue-Ribbon Planning Committee is headed up this year by Duffy’s longtime friends, Jim Hanley and John Vera, and is comprised of Goodwill Board members, community leaders and colleagues who know him best.
Duffy joined the Financial Center Credit Union in 1993 and since 1999 has served as its President/CEO. Additionally, Duffy is active on the Port of Stockton Board of Commissioners, the Mary Graham Children’s Foundation, Stockton Police Foundation and other non-profit organizations.
“The Goodwill Foundation Board of Directors selected Michael Duffy as this year’s recipient because of his broad-based commitment and dedication to the betterment of San Joaquin County, and his support and involvement of non-profit organizations especially dedicated to children, families and literacy. Michael’s service to boards and committees throughout the community is extensive and diverse, and we are so pleased to recognize him publicly,” said Denise Ost, President of Goodwill Foundation and Goodwill Industries of San Joaquin Valley, Inc. Most notably, Duffy is responsible for developing and building the first financial institution in the Airport Way/Charter Way corridor of South Stockton.
The Goodwill Foundation was started in 2005 for the purpose of providing a financial legacy, primarily through Evening of Good Will, to support the mission of Goodwill Industries of San Joaquin Valley, Inc. Past Helping Hands Award honorees include William Trezza, Douglass Wilhoit, Peter Jaffe, Ron and Dea Berberian, Dino and Joan Cortopassi, Bob Kavanaugh and others who have and continually lend their helping hands throughout our community. Proceeds from Evening of Good Will benefit the Goodwill Foundation to support job services for people with employment barriers. For sponsorship and ticket information, contact Leah Cleveland, Goodwill Industries of San Joaquin Valley, Inc., at (209) 466-2311 x 1013.