The Marion Goodwill Endowment Fund is an agency fund which was established in 2006 and renamed in 2020 to honor long-time supporter and friend, Edward Hutchman. This fund supports the mission, education and workforce development programs of Marion Goodwill.
Hutchman (1940-2020) was a lifetime, honorary member of the board of Marion Goodwill Industries. He served on the board in various capacities for 35+ years. He was instrumental in establishing the Wheel-a-Thon, an annual fundraising event that helps support Goodwill’s programs and services and promotes disability awareness.
Ed was a graduate of Bowling Green State University and a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was a member of the Prospect Street United Methodist Church, and a 30+ year member and past president of the Marion Noon Kiwanis Club. Ed was employed for over 30 years with LK Motels and Restaurants, starting as a restaurant manager and working his way up to executive management. He was a life-long resident of Marion, with his beloved wife, Carrie, and two children.
Goodwill is more than just a well-known retail store. It is part of a tradition of donating, recycling, hope, and growing through community involvement. Goodwill helps people with barriers to employment gain independence by “Building Lives That Work.”