by Kevin G. Gilbert / staff photographer
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Douglas S. Wright Jr. received the Jesse L. Kagle Jr. Volunteer of the Year award Tuesday from the United Way of Washington County at the organization's annual meeting.
"I really appreciate this," Wright said. "Jesse was a great fellow."
Kagle, who died in 1987, was United Way executive director for 24 years. His widow, Audrey Kagle, was on hand Tuesday for the presentation.
A businessman and member of the United Way board of directors, Wright also is vice president of United Way administration.
United Way President Alfred E. Martin described Wright's philosophy of volunteerism simply. "Doug said that if we don't have volunteers involved in United Way, we might as well turn the whole thing over to government," Martin said.