Jul 31 2017
Donor Highlight: Adam Goodman, Central High Alumnus, is giving back to his high school
Here at Support My Club, we love to hear about why our donors choose to give. What makes them so passionate about feeding the dreams of Arizona high schoolers? For some, we've found that they opt to give to the specific clubs they themselves once participated in. Others give to the clubs and teams which lead to excellent careers. Still, others find that their hearts are in their home-turf... the school from which they graduated. Adam Goodman, pictured on the far left with some of his high school friends, was a Central High School graduate (and member of the newspaper club) in the class of 1986. Now, over thirty years later, he's giving back to the school that gave so much to him. Goodman is now a successful businessman and President and CEO of Goodman's Interior Structures.
Feeling disappointed by the low funding available for education in Arizona, Goodman wanted to help out in any way he could. "I am disgusted by the legislature’s failure to properly fund our public schools," he says. "Those funds can barely accommodate what is needed in the classroom; they certainly can’t cover important extracurricular activities." This frustration motivated him to donate two college tours to students at Central High, in hopes that they will actively participate and excel in school. When asked what he thinks students will gain from his generosity, Goodman says, "Because of my contribution, I imagine, a student is compelled to engage. And once they are engaged, they can flourish."
We certainly agree, and we commend Mr. Goodman for his efforts to help students on their path to university...and beyond! From one generation Bobcat, to the next..