The Kent Clapp CEO Leadership Award
Kevin J. Goodman
Managing director and partner
BlueBridge Networks LLS
From the very marrow
Kevin Goodman survived lymphoma and now gives back to others
This year, Kevin J. Goodman reached his personal goal of raising more than $100,000 for charitable causes — and completed the Boston Marathon. His concern and care for others was further demonstrated at the marathon this year when he assisted victims of the terrorist bombing. Fortunate to have finished the race an hour before the bombings, Goodman jumped into efforts to help victims.
It was a little over 10 years ago when he received a shocking diagnosis: He had stage 4 lymphoma. But receiving the devastating news that he had a potentially fatal illness didn’t throw him into hopelessness. He battled through the chemotherapy and treatment and came out a survivor. The victory also taught him many important lessons.
Goodman, managing director and partner of BlueBridge Networks LLC, made a commitment to donate his time and talent to organizations such as the American Red Cross and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Goodman joined the LLS Board of Trustees in 2009. His involvement has grown constantly and he now serves as vice president on the executive committee.
On the fundraising side, he has helped lead outstanding efforts to generate funds through the LLS Team in Training. His team has surpassed the $1 million mark. As a lymphoma survivor, Goodman is unable to donate blood, but has arranged for BlueBridge Networks to participate in blood drives at Playhouse Square for the past several years.