The Kelly Group in the Community
On September 18th, Michele Wolbert, Chad Arrington and Jodi Davis attended the Harford County Chamber of Commerce Annual Harford Awards at Waters Edge Event Center. The event honored five businesses or organizations that exhibited a strong commitment to the local business community. The Kelly Group was a Harford Award winner in 2013. Our heartfelt congratulations to the 2017 winners.
The Kelly Group was proud to once again support this year’s Harford County Farm Fair. We are proud of our long term commitment to the local 4-H and our support of our agricultural community. We send congratulations to all of those young people showing their livestock this year at the Fair, including Bryan and Katherine Kelly’s son, Benjamin.
Pictured: Katherine Kelly, participant Leah Anderson, and Bryan Kelly
Katherine Kelly and participant Anne Maxwell
The Kelly Group was proud to once again sponsor and participate in the Harford Community College Foundation’s Annual Summer Swing Golf Tournament. The Foundation receives and administers private gifts, bequests and donations to benefit Harford Community College. Bryan Kelly is a former chairman of the Harford Community College Board of Directors. Pictured: Financial Planners Joe Henninger, Jordan Heaps and Tom Cusick who worked the Long Putt contest. Financial Advisor Chuck Wienckowski (right) played in the tournament.
More milestones for our Kelly Group family. Miranda Bengel (daughter of Director of Client Services, Nicole Bengel and her husband Nick) graduated from Bel Air High School and Ryan Bertrand (Son of Director of Operations, Michael Bertrand and his wife Denise), graduated from Calvert Hall. We wish both of the graduates much success as they head off to college in the Fall.
Kathi Morlock and her daughter Amy completed the Baltimore 10 Miler on June 3rd. The race is a challenging scenic course that drew over 5000 runners this year. The proceeds from the race benefited several local charitable organizations including the American Diabetes Assn., Back on My Feet and Athletes Serving Athletes.
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.
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.