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United Way honors Kelly

March 17, 2000|By ANDREA ROWLAND

See also: United Way distributions

The United Way of Washington County presented Philip Kelly with the Jesse L. Kagle Jr. Service Award Thursday at the organization's 43rd annual meeting in Hagerstown.

"This is everything," said Kelly, a manager at Citicorp Credit Services, Inc. "I'm humbled and amazed."

The award recognizes significant community service both through United Way and other volunteer activities, efforts Kelly has called his "supplemental career," said award presenter and 1999 recipient Melinda Marsden.

An executive committee member and current vice president of resource development on United Way's board of directors, Kelly has volunteered with the agency in various capacities. He served as chairman of the 1995 annual campaign.

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The award is named in honor of former United Way Executive Director Kagle, who died in 1987.

His widow, Audrey Kagle, was on hand at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel on Thursday to present the 2000 Kagle Scholarship Award to Courtney Hall-Washington for her continuing education in human services at Hagerstown Community College.

Hall-Washington works as an addictions counselor for the Washington County Health Department, and said she hopes to continue helping the "addicted community, especially women."

New United Way Executive Director James Taylor gave a brief speech during the meeting, at which officials announced 1999 giving campaign funding allocations for member agencies and elected United Way's board members and officers.

"I'm really excited to be here," Taylor said. "I feel like there are huge opportunities in this community for United Way."

The agency's 1999 giving campaign raised $1,665,000, an increase of more than $50,000 over the previous year's campaign.

The 22 member agencies were allocated $1,129,041, more than $200,000 of which donors had designated for specific agencies, said Marsden, vice president of agency relations.

"We fund agencies that are getting results, that are effectively providing services, and that are doing what needs to be done in our community," she said.

United Way's allocation committee assumes that 7 percent of the total funds pledged will not be collected, while some other funds raised were donor-directed to United Way campaigns outside Washington County and used to cover administrative costs, Marsden said.

Michael Callas, Roger Johnston, Howard Kaylor, Al Martin, Spence Perry and Christina Sandeen were elected to the United Way's Board of Directors Class of 2003.

Board officers include:

-- Richard Gagliardi, president.

-- Douglas Wright Jr., vice president - administration.

-- Melinda Marsden, vice president - agency relations.

-- Philip Kelly, vice president - resource development.

-- Al Martin, treasurer.

-- Robert Barnhart, secretary.

Callas, chairman and CEO of Callas Contractor's, Inc., is the 2000 campaign chairman. Arnold Arthur Callaham, executive director of The Greater Hagerstown Committee, Inc., is the campaign co-chairman.

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