Over the years, Michael Pollack has generously donated $4.6 million dollars between his cash donations, discounted/free rent and other in-kind contributions to Goodwill of Central Arizona.  This week, Pollack announced he will donate $50,000 to Goodwill’s primary fundraiser, Evening of Goodwill in October.

“He has been a long-standing supporter of Goodwill and we appreciate his work as a business partner and community leader,” said Tim O’Neal, president & CEO of Goodwill of Central Arizona.  “As presenting sponsor of our Evening of Goodwill, Michael and his team will be an integral part of helping us raise funds to put people to work.”

Last year alone, Goodwill helped place 44,000 individuals in jobs with more than 600 employers through their 22 no-cost public Career Centers.

“When it comes to donating to causes, it’s important for me to give back and see that every dollar I’m donating is being stretched to its full potential and going to organizations who are not just giving a hand out, but a hand up,” said Michael Pollack. “Goodwill of Central Arizona is doing just that. They are literally putting thousands of people back to work every month in our state and that’s why I continue to believe in the great work that Goodwill continues to demonstrate throughout the communities they serve.”

The event will be held Oct. 10, 2015 at Copper Canyon at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.  The evening features dining under the stars and honors those who support and have been impacted by Goodwill’s job preparation and placement programs. All proceeds benefit Goodwill’s mission to Put People to Work.