COCKEYSVILLE, MD – On Monday, August 28th, Kelly & Associates Insurance Group (KELLY) donated and delivered 200 World Vision SchoolTools backpacks to Pot Spring Elementary for the start of the 2017-2018 school year.
World Vision’s SchoolTools backpacks help at-risk students all around the U.S. obtain the essential tools needed to be successful in school. Each backpack includes a ruler, notebook, binder, folder, pencils, scissors, and a variety of other supplies.
When it came to choosing a local school that would benefit from the backpacks, Pot Spring Elementary was an easy choice. Frank Kelly III, CEO and his brothers John, David and Bryan all attended Pot Spring Elementary as children and were honored for the opportunity to give back to a school so near and dear to their hearts.
Not only do the SchoolTools backpacks help students, they also lessen the financial burden on teachers. On average, public school teachers spend between $400-$1,000 of their own money each year on school supplies for their students whose families can’t afford them.
On Wednesday, September 6th, the Towson Times featured KELLY’s contribution, “It is partnerships with companies like KELLY that are truly making a difference in the lives of our students and helping to remove any barriers to learning,” said Pot Spring Elementary Guidance Counselor, Fifi Kutson.
KELLY is extremely grateful to provide a helping hand to local students and teachers this year through World Vision’s SchoolTools program.
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To learn more about the World Vision SchoolTools program, visit their website CLICK HERE.
In 1976, former Maryland State Senator Francis X. (Frank) Kelly and his wife, Janet, founded a small insurance company in the basement of their Timonium, Maryland home. Today, Kelly & Associates Insurance Group (KELLY) is the region’s leading health insurance broker/administrator, which consists of multiple companies that provide integrated total benefits, payroll and workforce management solutions for employers of every size.
Senator Kelly is now the Chairman of Kelly & Associates Insurance Group and Frank Kelly III, the eldest son of Janet and Frank, serves as CEO of the KELLY companies. Frank and Janet Kelly’s other sons, John, David and Bryan, are key leaders in the business serving in chief roles as well as presidents of KELLY’s entities and divisions.
The expanding enterprise, serves over 10,000 corporate clients and employs more than 450 people serving companies that range in size from sole proprietors to corporations with more than 20,000 employees. Based in Baltimore County since its inception, the organization moved its headquarters to Sparks, Maryland in 2015 and has regional offices in Rockville, Maryland and Wilmington, Delaware.
Kelly & Associates Insurance Group has won recognition as Maryland’s largest Employee Benefits Administrator by The Baltimore Business Journal for fifteen consecutive years, and was awarded the Family Business Award of Excellence through the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year® program in 2013.