Fort Worth Businessman Inducted into Goodwill Industries® Hall of Fame

ROCKVILLE, MD — Will Courtney, a Fort Worth, TX, businessman and Goodwill® volunteer for more than 51 years, was inducted into the Goodwill Industries Hall of Fame recently at the nonprofit’s annual CEO meeting.
The Hall of Fame recognizes retired Goodwill chief executive officers, staff and volunteers who have made exemplary contributions to the Goodwill enterprise over an extended period of time. Courtney is only the second volunteer to achieve such an honor.
Courtney has been a staunch supporter of and volunteer with Goodwill on the local, national and international levels. He devoted his life to assisting people with disabilities and disadvantages in obtaining job training and placement services. He began his service on the board of directors for Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth in 1964. He went on to serve as a member of Goodwill Industries International’s national board for 16 years. He also served on the boards of Goodwill Global, the Goodwill Industries International Foundation and the capital campaign committee, securing major gifts from individuals and organizations. He 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. In 2014, he was awarded the Elsine Katz Volunteer of the Year Award for his commitment to furthering Goodwill’s mission.
Affectionately known as “Mr. Goodwill,” Courtney wears custom-made, Goodwill-logoed cowboy boots, and he advocates for the nonprofit wherever he goes. He was instrumental in the development of a local business advisory council that meets quarterly to recommend new directions and opportunities for the agency. He also attends every local Goodwill graduation ceremony, which honor program participants for achieving their training goals. During those ceremonies, he congratulates graduates in a heartfelt address and challenges them to pursue their career dreams.
“For more than five decades, Will has used his business acumen and love of Goodwill to further Goodwill’s mission and secure financial support for programs and services,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “His place in the Goodwill Industries Hall of Fame is much deserved.”
Courtney currently owns and manages Courtney & Courtney Properties, a 54-year-old company. As a certified property manager, he has managed shopping centers and business properties in Fort Worth and Dallas, TX, and Colorado Springs, CO. He has also managed ranches in Fort Worth and Dumas, TX. Courtney serves on the boards of several organizations, including the Fort Worth Air Power Council, the Outdoor Sportsmen’s Club, the USO World Governing Board, Fort Worth Public Library Foundation, Fort Worth Air and Space Museum, the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth Foundation, National Jewish Respiratory Hospital, and the Downtown Fort Worth Rotary Club, among others.