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Q&A: Goodwill’s Colleen P. Morrone

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As the president and CEO of Goodwill Delaware and Delaware County, Colleen Morrone knows plenty about helping others. “I’m always asking individuals to support Goodwill, and that’s my way of giving back to the local community,” says Morrone, who’s also the vice chair of the Delaware County Council. Previously, she served on the board of supervisors in Concord Township, where she became the first-ever woman to be elected. Earlier this year, Morrone was also recognized at the 2015 Athena Leadership Award Luncheon. “It’s truly an honor,” she says. “[But] I feel like I have a lot more work to do in my career.” 

What you might not know about Goodwill: Most people view it as a place to donate or purchase items. We take those donations and turn them into helping people get jobs and lifetime employment by providing training and a resource center for developing résumés and applying to jobs. 

The Main Line’s best-kept secret: Il Granaio Italian Restaurant & BYOB in Glen Mills. It’s a quaint little place with great Italian food. Anytime we go in, it just seems to be bustling.

Colleen P. Morrone

From Left: Delco Night at PPL Park, House

Favorite local special event: Delco Night at PPL Park. The county was very involved in bringing that stadium to Chester. It’s a real focal point. With the Commodore Barry Bridge in the background, it’s beautiful in the evening. 

Favorite place for date night: House in Media. It’s a cute little spot, and they have a great cheese place and some interesting dinner entrées.

From Left: Rocky Run YMCA, Whole Foods

Where she exercises: Rocky Run YMCA. The flexibility in being able to drop in for classes is great with a busy schedule. 

Where she shops: I’ve enjoyed shopping at Whole Foods in Glen Mills. 

Favorite local activity with her family: We’ve been enjoying bike riding down at the Chesapeake.

Best chance of getting stuck in traffic: I-95 and 476. 

If she had 30 minutes to herself, she would: Go for a walk. I like the Concord Township Park.

The most unique thing about living here: It’s a close-knit community. In Delco, people go by what high school they attended when they say where they’re from. 

Visit www.goodwillde.org.