The Kelly Group in the Community
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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 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.
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 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!!!
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.
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.