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Brooks, Stenersen to lead United Way campaign

May 23, 2010

WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Carolyn Brooks and Roger Stenersen have been named United Way of Washington County's 2010 campaign chairs.

"Both Roger and Carolyn bring a real world understanding of the challenges facing those we serve," United Way Executive Director Leah Gayman said in an e-mailed release. "Who better to share the message of bringing about lasting community change than two people who have dedicated their lives to doing just that?"

Brooks, a Hagerstown native, is the lead local coordinator for C-Safe. She is also credited with bringing the Character Counts! Strategy to Washington County. Her current and past community service has included volunteering on the boards of Hagerstown Community College, the city of Hagerstown Housing Authority, the Washington County Mental Health Authority, the Hagerstown YMCA, Leadership Hagerstown, Children in Need, the Local Management Board, the Washington County Commission for Women and the Maryland Symphony Orchestra.

Stenersen, a native of Baltimore, has been as an educator in Washington County since 1978. For 18 years, he was the principal of various middle schools and currently is on the faculty in the Department of Instructional Leadership & Professional Development at Towson University.

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Stenersen successfully ran the United Way campaign within Washington County Public Schools for several years and has served on the campaign committee since 2008.

This year's United Way campaign will kick off Friday, Aug. 27, in conjunction with The Maryland Theatre's Wind Down Friday concert series.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Addie Nardi at 301-739-8200, ext. 12, or by sending e-mail to anardi@unitedwaywashcounty.org.

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