The Kelly Group in the Community
The Kelly Group participated in the Annual Harford County Chamber Olympics. Teammates Michael Bertrand, Chad Arrington, Jordan Heaps and Joe Henninger performed well in the challenge but it seems that the hula hoop portion may have been a contributing factor in their inability to bring home the gold!
Team mate Maria Gallippi recently had two big reasons to celebrate. First, her father, Joseph Sangermano, age 94, was honored in Ocean City, Maryland as a hometown hero. The family was presented with a banner of Mr. Sangermano, as the sole WWII POW amongst the group of honorees. The banner was hung all summer on the boardwalk.
Next, Maria’s family and friends gathered again in Ocean City, Maryland to celebrate the 90th birthday for her mother, Helen Sangermano.
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Sangermano!!!
The Kelly Group partnered with McComas Funeral Homes to present “The Family Love Letter” for clients, their guests and the general public at a free event on Thursday, October 28th at Maryland Golf & Country Club. Guests learned how the guidance of trusted professionals and using the Family Love Letter guidebook can assist in taking those sometimes difficult but very important steps necessary in order to leave the legacy you intend for your family and loved ones.
Lorri Lechlinski (center) and a group of high school friends met at Stella Maris in Lutherville to make blankets for cancer patients and others who are facing challenging times. The blankets are given to patients of Mercy Medical Center’s Chemotherapy Department. The project, Blankets for Warriors, was started by friends and family of Janine Tolley, a patient who lost her battle to cancer. It is their way of honoring her through this simple act of kindness, offering comfort and strength to other Warriors.
The Kelly Group was pleased to once again sponsor the annual CPWN fashion show. Pictured are Lesley Lookingbill and Jodi Davis, both members of CPWN. The Chesapeake Professional Women’s Network is celebrating its 20th year of providing professional networking opportunities to women throughout Northeastern Maryland.
Michele Wolbert attended the 10th Annual Community Leadership Awards in New York City on September 28, 2016. The event recognized individuals and firms in the advisory field who invest in others by giving back to their communities. This year, The Kelly Group was proud to have been one of five finalists in the Corporate Philanthropy Award category. Although we were not selected as a winner, we were honored to have been recognized alongside four impressive firms, all doing great things in their local communities. We were inspired to continue in our efforts to help Harford County thrive.
The Kelly Group was proud to be a corporate table sponsor and attend the 25th Annual Harford Awards held at Water’s Edge Event Center on September 22nd. The event recognized and celebrated six Harford County businesses who have demonstrated business growth, increased employment, service to the community, unique and creative business strategies, technology innovation, support of public and private education, and working to enhance Harford County’s business climate. The Kelly Group is proud to have received the Harford Award in the service category in 2013 and we congratulate the 2016 winners!
Lesley Lookingbill and Maria Gallippi attended the 8th Annual Hope in Handbags to support the Harford Family House, an event The Kelly Group was happy to once again sponsor. Harford Family House is the largest provider of transitional housing for the homeless families with children in Harford County. Lesley serves as its treasurer.
The Kelly Group would like to thank Bryan Kilby of Jones Junction and Henry Holloway of The Mill of Bel Air for purchasing Benjamin Kelly’s pigs at this year’s Farm Fair. The Kelly Group is proud of our long term commitment to the local 4-H and our support of our agricultural community. We send best wishes to all of those young people showing their livestock this year at the Fair!
The Kelly Group sponsored and attended the Annual Blues Festival on Saturday, July 23rd at the Steppingstone Farm Museum in Havre de Grace. Steppingstone is a private, not for profit museum which preserves and interprets the rural heritage of Harford County. Attending from the Kelly Group were (pictured) Terri Dukes, Chad Arrington, Michele Wolbert (with guest Lyn Reeves).
The Kelly Group was a sponsor of the 8th Annual Homeruns for the Homeless on Wednesday, July 20th at Ripken Stadium. Proceeds from the event went to Harford Family House, the largest provider of transitional housing for homeless families in Harford County. Pictured with Lesley Lookingbill, CPA, are former Oriole Al Bumbry and the Aberdeen Ironbirds mascot, Ripcord. Lesley serves as the Treasurer of Harford Family House.
The Kelly Group once again sponsored and participated in the Harford Community College Foundation’s Annual Summer Swing Golf Tournament at Maryland Golf & Country Club. Working the Long Putt Contest were Michele Wolbert, Kathi Morlock and guest Lyn Reeves. The Kelly Group foursome included Bryan Kelly and guests Jeff Foulk, Lorrie Schenning and Bryan Kilby.
On June 23, Chad Arrington and Joe Henninger of The Kelly Group played in the Harford County Chamber of Commerce’s 5th Annual Mini-Golf Scholarship Fundraiser. The fundraiser is hosted by the Chamber’s Young Professionals Committee and donations help support scholarships for the Chamber’s Education Foundation. Below is a picture of the foursome (left to right): Chad Arrington, Nick Champagne, Joe Henninger, and Sean Anderson.
The Kelly Group sponsored and attended the Close Foundation’s 2nd Annual “That’s the Spirit” Fundraiser at Rockfield Manor. The Foundation raises money help at-risk youth in our local community. Michele Wolbert sits on the Close Foundation board and once again chaired the event. Pictured are Michele Wolbert and Bill Kelly.
On May 24th, Nicole Bengel (center) attended the annual Academy of Finance Appreciation Breakfast at Edgewood High. The highlight of the event was the announcement of AOF Scholarships to seniors and paid summer internships for high school juniors who will returning to the program next school year. Nicole sits on the Advisory Board of the Academy of Finance.
2016 May 11 Bryan and Katherine Kelly dedicated the lobby of Darlington Hall, Harford Community College’s new nursing building, to Bryan’s parents, Bob and Mary Ella Kelly. The dedication ceremony was attended by Harford County Executive, Barry Glassman, who also spoke at the event, and Harford County Director of Administration, Billy Boniface, along with many local supporters, business people and Darlington residents. To commemorate the occasion, Bryan unveiled a painted collage by artist Maura Dwyer of Spectrum Studio in Baltimore. The painting features places of historical significance in the town of Darlington as well as places near and dear to Bob and Mary Ella’s hearts.
The Kelly Group attended and were sponsors of the 26th Annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County Steak & Burger Dinner at the APGFCU Arena. The event helped raised nearly $120,000 to support our local clubs. Pictured are from left to right: Lois Kissinger Kelly,Bill Kelly, Michele Wolbert and Nicole Bengel. Michele sits on the board of directors of the B&GC and was once again the event co-chair.