The Kelly Group in the Community

Arrington helps raise funds for local scholarships

The Kelly Group’s Chad Arrington teamed up with Jason Gasior of GSF Mortgage for the 6th Annual Mini-Golf Scholarship Fundraiser event sponsored by the Harford County Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals committee.  The fundraiser was held Thursday, June 1st. Donations are used toward scholarships awarded by the Chamber’s Education Foundation.  Pictured from left to right are Daria Arrington, Chad Arrington, Jason Gasior, and Emily Gasior.


Supporting Harford County’s At-Risk Youth

On May 19th, The Kelly Group was pleased to once again sponsor and attend the Albert P. Close Foundation’s, “That’s the Spirit” Fundraising Event at Rockfield Manor. The Foundation raises and distributes funds to organizations in Harford County that are helping our at-risk youth. Michele Wolbert serves on the Close Foundation Board and chairs the annual event. Pictured are: Mike and Kathi Morlock, Michele Wolbert, Daria and Chad Arrington.

The Kelly Group Honors Our Military

On May 18th, The Kelly Group was proud to once again sponsor and attend the 40th Annual Military Appreciation Luncheon at the Richlin Ballroom. Representing the firm were Jodi Davis, Charlie Wolpoff, Michele Wolbert and Lesley Lookingbill.

Chad golfs for Foundation

Chad Arrington played in the 11th Annual Charlie Riley Community Service Scholarship Foundation golf tournament on May 12th.  The foundation provides financial assistance for post-secondary education to Harford County graduating seniors who are actively involved in community service activities, and also helps Fire and EMS members in Harford County to further their training and post-secondary educations.


Chad “walks a mile in her shoes”

On Saturday, April 29th, Chad Arrington and fellow local young professionals walked “a mile in her shoes” to raise money for SARC (The Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center). SARC has served Harford County for over 35 years as a resource for victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse and stalking.

The Kelly Group attends Harford Philanthropy Awards


On April 6, 2017, Michael Bertrand and Michele Wolbert of The Kelly Group attended the Maryland Philanthropy Award luncheon for Harford County at Water’s Edge Event Center. Congratulations to the award winners including Jones Junction, George and Kathy Heidelmaier, Chesapeake Environmental Management and Marlene Lieb!

Dukes/Bertrand win rec ball tournament

Cannon Dukes, son of Operations Associate Terri Dukes, and his rec baseball team, the White March Warriors, won the Upper Chesapeake Spring Classic Tournament for their 8U age group. Cannon’s team is coached by Director of Operations, Michael Bertrand.

Michele Wolbert Co-chairs Boys & Girls Club Fundraiser


The Kelly Group was once again a table sponsor at the 27th Annual Steak & Burger Dinner benefiting The Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County.  The event, attended by over 600 people, brought in donations of over $80,000 for the clubs.  Keynote speaker was wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell of the New England Patriots.  Malcolm is an award winning children’s author who travels the country as an advocate for literacy.  Michele Wolbert serves on the Board of Directors of the Harford County Boys & Girls Clubs and has co-chaired the event for the past four years.


On January 9th, CPA Lesley Lookingbill and her fellow Harford Family House Board members prepared and served dinner for clients of the non-profit organization.  The clients of Harford Family House, who are homeless Harford County families, are provided with local transitional housing to keep their families together.  They attend monthly meetings to learns skills that will assist them as they get back on their feet and become financially self sufficient.  Lesley serves as the treasurer for Harford Family House

Chad and young professionals host Santa!


On Saturday, December 3rd, Chad Arrington (standing, left) participated in a Breakfast With Santa fundraiser at The Greene Turtle in Bel Air that was hosted by the Harford County Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Committee.  A portion of the proceeds will be used toward funding a scholarship for a Harford County student to attend the Young Entrepreneur Academy (YEA!) and learn how to start and run their own real businesses.  Additionally, the group collected donations for an upcoming toy drive through a local non-profit organization, Breathe 379.


The Kelly Group / McComas Funeral Homes speak at Upper Chesapeake

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The Kelly Group and McComas Funeral Homes once again presented “The Family Love Letter” for our community, this time at the invitation of Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation. The presentation focuses on how to facilitate clarity, reduce stress and minimize conflicts after your incapacity or death.  Most important, it helps you create the ultimate legacy: your family’s peace of mind.

The Kelly Group supports the Y of Central Maryland

The Kelly Group was pleased to one again sponsor the annual Y of Central Maryland 5k Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day here in Bel Air. Chad Arrington and his wife Daria, represented the firm and participated in the event!


Chucks sails on Stars & Stripes


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During a recent trip to San Diego, Chuck Wienckowski and his wife Ann boarded the former America’s Cup yacht, Stars & Stripes, for a two hour sail around the harbor. The pair were put to work as crew members during a portion of the trip.  Chuck reports that it was an amazing experience and recommends it highly to anyone traveling to that area.

Bill and Lois dance for the arts!!!

Bill and Lois Kelly participated in the “Dancing for the Arts” fundraising competition to benefit the Harford County Center For The Arts.  Over the course of two days, the dancers performed three times for different audiences.  Bill and Lois were cheered on by family, friends and members of our Kelly Group team.  We are extremely proud of their third place finish and the fact that they personally raised over $16,000 for the Center!!!

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TKG Supports Library Foundation

The Kelly Group was pleased to once again be a Headlining Sponsor of the Harford County Public Library Foundation’s Annual “Evening in the Stacks Gala”. Attending were Bill and Lois Kissinger Kelly, Bryan and Katherine Kelly and Chad and Daria Arrington.  Katherine Kelly serves on the board of the library foundation.

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Soccer Champs!

On November 6th, Proud papa (and Director of Operations), Michael Bertrand, witnessed his son Ryan and his Calvert Hall High School team, win the MIAA “A” Conference Soccer Championship over Archbishop Curley.  Ryan, a senior, is the team’s goalie.  Congrats Ryan!


Kathy completes Disney 5K

On November 5th, Operations Associate Kathi Morlock and her husband Mike ran in the Disney Wine & Dine 10K at Epcot.  Kathi and Mike enjoy travelling around the country participating in races throughout the year.


The Kelly Group (Almost) Wins the Gold!

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!

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Maria Gallippi has two reasons to celebrate!

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!!!

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Bringing The Family Love Letter to Our Community

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.