November, 12 2008 - Happy Birthday Will!

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Will's birthday party was held at the Governor's Residence at the Boettcher Mansion Will is Popular - He's friends with 20,000 youth in Denver. Will is Hip - He was green, before green was cool. Will is Fly - He's got one of the largest closets in Colorado. Will is Workin' It - He helps 23,000 people believe in the power of work. Will is Goodwill Industries of Denver Guests of the Mansion - Flora Garcia, left, Sam Freedman (CO. State Municipal Bond Board), Mark Hazlett and Marshall Sims Happy 90th Birthday, Goodwill Industries of Denver!
Getting ready for the party! - party organizers: Kristen Blessman (left) and Meaghan Carabello Lee Bly (left) of Johnston Wells with Goodwill's Alison Oyler Goodwill board of directors members Scott Worrell (left) and Ric Berninzoni Paul Brocker of Regis (left) with Tim Welker, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Denver
Tim Welker, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Denver is interviewed at the party. Proof that WILL exists and is here at the party. The "Who is Will" marketing campaign sported this hat and glasses. Guests arrive at the party are given "I AM WILL" t-shirts and buttons. Jim Smithwick (left) with Lance Gideon
Charlotte Arividsson with Bob Epstein (CO State Senior Lobbyist) Ernest Arredondo, left, Raul Blanco, Tim Fritzler and Terry Martinez Guests enjoy Will's 90th Birthday Party at the Governor's Mansion. Cristin Tarr, left, Brook Baker and Juli Frey
Goodwill's Kristen Blessman Niishia Hysaw announces "I AM WILL!". Here she tells her touching story of how Goodwill helped her move forward in life. Guests enjoy Will's 90th Birthday Party at the Governor's Mansion. Guests enjoy Will's 90th Birthday Party at the Governor's Mansion.
Guests enjoy Will's 90th Birthday Party at the Governor's Mansion. Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper announces to the world who "WILL" is. Will is Goodwill Industries of Denver and is now celebrating their 90th year. Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper proudly holds up his t-shirt and proclaims "I AM WILL". Tim Welker, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Denver listens to Mayor Hickenlooper talk about Goodwill.
Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper (right) is always joking around. After being given the knife to cut the birthday cake, he jokes with Tim Welker, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Denver. Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper (right) cuts Will's 90th birthday cake with Tim Welker, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Denver Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper (facing) congratulates Tim Welker, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Denver. Tim Welker, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Denver tells the 200+ guests about Goodwill's 90 years of history in Denver.
Goodwill Industries board members and local dignitaries listen to Tim Welker talk about Goodwill's history in Denver. Goodwill's Meaghan Carabello introduces three of the people whom Goodwill has helped. Sesily Devilla proudly states "I AM WILL!" and tells the story of how Goodwill has helped her. Mark Haslett proudly states "I AM WILL!" and tells the story of how Goodwill has helped him.
Comedian Sam Adams entertains the 200+ guests at Goodwill's 90th birthday party. Guests listen and laugh at the comedy of Sam Adams. Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper laughs with party guest Jane Rodrigham Local philanthropist Barry Hirschfeld (left) talks to Tim Welker, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Denver (right).
Cake was served after lunch at the Governor's Mansion. On the dining room table was food prepared by the staff of Boettcher Mansion. The food included potstickers, steak sandwiches, cheese and crackers, and of course, birthday cake Jill Barken, left, Sally Ripley (Coors), Todd Munson and Harold Klasner David Cocs with Goodwill's First Lady Julie Welker. Scott Worrell, Joyce Witte and Goodwill's Kevin Jones
L to R: Flora Garcia, Debra Scarpella and Maria Flores Amy Flores and Louis Vargas Violet Nkomo (left) with RuthAnn Kallenberg and Ted Nkomo Students (L to R): Tierra, Sesily and Ashley
Goodwill's Sharon Hermeit, Kristen Blessman and Jim Smithwick Comedian Sam Adams (left) with Mark Randall (Denver Nuggets Community Ambassador) Zare Ovsepyan (left) with Andrea Allen and Zorab Ovsepyan Carrie Mesch (left) with Goodwill's George Bogdewiecz and Benji Goodrich
The Latino Leadership Association of George Washington High School. Juan Moreno (Micasa) with Joe Abeyta L to R: Goodwill's John Brackney, Donald Cassata and Tim Welker, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Denver Entertainment was provided for the guests at the mansion.
Amy Hardin Turosak, a Denver Thrifty Chick wears an outfit purchased in its entirety at Goodwill. Amy is with her husband Jim Turosak. Mark Randall, the 6' 8" Denver Nuggets Community Ambassador, bends over to talk to the partygoers about Goodwill Denver. Mark Randall, the Denver Nuggets Community Ambassador holds up his "I AM WILL" t-shirt. Marshall Sims proudly states "I AM WILL!" and tells the story of how Goodwill has helped him.
Carolyn Tyler, left, photographer Melissa Rich and Goodwill's Alison Oyler Terry Martinez of Micasa enjoys the party Goodwill's VP of Fund Development Kevin Jones (right) talks with Karen Ulasse and Greg Ball. Magician Greg Tabo arrives at the party
Greg Tabo, a magician, shares card tricks with the guests Greg Tabo magically pulls one of the cards from his deck - a "Happy Birthday Goodwill" card. L to R: Matt Trcka, Shauna Robinson, Sara Harker and Joyce Benson-Fox Magician Greg Tabo entertains the partygoers. Here Louis Vargas cannot believe his own eyes.
Goodwill's Nona Urban and Lou Arellano Ebony Green holds up a "Happy Birthday Will" card. Niishia Hysaw (left) with Goodwill's Joyce Schlose Tim Welker, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Denver (right) talks with party guests Dianna Romero (volunteer with Youth Mentor program) and Kevin Richards from Colorado's Human Services.
Magician Greg Tabo (center) entertains party guests with his magic. Goodwill's Meaghan Carabello (left) with K. Simpson Happy 90th Birthday, Goodwill Industries of Denver! - Some of the many treats served. Happy 90th Birthday, Goodwill Industries of Denver! - One of several cakes served
Magician Greg Tabo (standing) entertains party guests with his magic. Goodwill's Meaghan Carabello introduces some of the people which Goodwill has helped. Julie Welker (First Lady of Goodwill industries, Denver) watches and smiles as the youth all say "I AM WILL!" Ebony Gren proudly states "I AM WILL!" and tells the story of how Goodwill has helped her.
Tierra proudly states "I AM WILL!" and tells the story of how Goodwill has helped her. Sesily Devilla proudly states "I AM WILL!" and tells the story of how Goodwill has helped her. Goodwill Denver's First Lady Julie Welker (right) talks to students Sesily and Ebony. L to R: Wendy Rice, Kevin McCoy and Allison Yeager
Maria Rodriguez (left) with Jennie Clarke Arrah Closson with Goodwill's Amy McGuire Flora Garcia proudly states "I AM WILL!" and tells the story of how Goodwill has helped her. Maria Florez proudly states "I AM WILL!" and tells the story of how Goodwill has helped her.
Louis Vargas proudly states "I AM WILL!" and tells the story of how Goodwill has helped him. Tim Marquey congratulates Goodwill for reaching 90 and speaks about the Youth Services program. Tim Welker, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Denver holds one of the birthday cakes being cut by Tim Marquey. "We are very happy to have reached this milestone of 90 years and hope to continue helping Denverites with our youth services program,” said Tim Welker, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Denver
Alison Oyler waves as she is recognized for her extraordinary effort at helping make the birthday party a success. All of the speakers from the party posed for a photo. Goodwill board members George Bogdewiecz (left) and C. Dale Flowers C. Dale Flowers, a Goodwill Denver board member of 17 years, wears "Will's Hat" and states proudly, "I AM WILL!"
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