Mr. Rogers, whose career spans over four decades of visionary leadership and philanthropic experience, has served as president & C.E.O. for Goodwill of Orange County since 2001.  During his tenure, Goodwill’s annual budget has grown from $37 million to $75 million and the number of individuals served annually through Goodwill’s programs and services has increased four-fold.


Retail revenue has increased from $17 million to $34 million, grown from 13 to19 stores.  In 2006 Goodwill began a two year retail expansion plan at the Main Campus designed to increase Goodwill’s capacity to better serve its mission.  With four retail venues, this site generates the highest revenue of any other Goodwill location in the world.

Rogers has overseen the addition of new business services, including document destruction and e-waste collections, generating additional revenue and training and work opportunities for people with disabilities and other barriers to independence.   The organization also now provides workforce solutions to more than 170 employers throughout the county who employ Goodwill trained workers.

In 2008, following a successful $7 million capital campaign, the Goodwill Fitness Center opened, signifying the county’s first facility of its kind in Orange County built specifically to serve individuals with physical disabilities or chronic illness., an online auction site created and operated by Goodwill of Orange County for local Goodwills nationwide, is now celebrating its 10 year anniversary.  The site has generated more than $70 million to support mission related services for participating Goodwills.  

Prior to joining Goodwill, Mr. Rogers served as a consultant to Ford Motor Land Services, Inc.   Notably, he was the first head basketball coach at the University of California, Irvine. Mr. Rogers is highly recognized in Orange County, both in the private sector and by nonprofit organizations, for his business acumen and fund development skills, and for his expertise in strategic planning and program management.
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