Nancy Goodes enjoyed a successful career in the fashion industry, primarily working for and with JCPenney for over 20 years. Beginning her tenure as a buyer for JCPenney, she eventually joined a wholesale company as a designer and merchandiser of children’s clothing where she continued to do private label for JCPenney. She is a 1974 graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).
Ms. Goodes currently divides her time between Vero Beach, Florida, Manhattan, and Mendham, NJ, remaining active in philanthropic endeavors. In Vero Beach, she serves as a Trustee of the Riverside Theater, volunteers at the VA hospice, and sits on the Advisory Board of the Indian River County Habit for Humanity. For her local philanthropy in Vero Beach, Nancy received the Indian River County Philanthropist of the Year.
She manages the Goodes Family Foundation, which has supported the Goodes School of Business at Queens University in Canada. Nancy and her husband Melvin R. Goodes have committed significant support and resources to the ADDF in an effort to speed the pace of drug discovery for Alzheimer’s disease. Nancy sits on both the Board of Governors for the ADDF and the Board of Directors for ADDF-Canada. In 2012, Nancy and Mel Goodes were presented with the ADDF’s Chairman’s Award.