Monthly Archives: August 2011

Duncan Named United Fund 2011-12 Campaign Chairman

The Board of Directors of the United Fund of Talbot County (UFTC) has announced the appointment of Buck Duncan, President and CEO of The Talbot Bank as the chairman of the 2011-12 Campaign.

As the only local philanthropic organization to support many charities in Talbot County, the United Fund’s purpose is to raise money to benefit its 22 participating agencies, enabling them to assist thousands of local needy individuals and families here in our community.

Mr. Duncan is well known in the community as a civic leader.  As a United Fund campaign advocate for many years, he has also served the community as board member/treasurer of CASA of Talbot County, board member of The Country School, member and past president of the Rotary Club of Easton.  He is also a former chairman and director of Memorial Hospital, Vice Chairman/Director of Shore Health Systems, and director of the Maryland Bankers Association.

“I am very pleased to have been asked to serve as the United Fund 2011-12 Campaign Chairman,” said Duncan.  “It is a great organization with a long list of achievements in the community.  With so many agencies depending on the Fund, our goal is to make sure they can continue to offer their invaluable services to the residents of Talbot County.”

United Fund Gets The News Out With The Inside Scoop on its Website

Now supporters of the United Fund of Talbot County can see the many ways their United Fund contributions help here in Talbot County.   “Delivered on a regular basis via email, the Inside Scoop will keep subscribers up-to-date with information and stories about the agencies we support and the people they help with the money our campaign raises each year,” Ann Jacobs, Executive Director, explained.  Visit and click on Inside Scoop to learn the latest.  “And if you are not currently a subscriber, simply provide your email address in the Leave a Reply box, and we’ll add you to the list,” Jacobs noted.

United Fund Elects 3 New Directors 390

The United Fund of Talbot County (UFTC) announced the unanimous election of R. Michael S. Menzies, Leslie J. Stevenson and Marie R. U’Ren as new members to its governing board, Class of 2014, at a recent board of directors meeting. Fellow United Fund board members with whom they will serve include Joe Anthony, Pat Casgar, Bill Corace, Zuleika Ghodsi, Jane Kasper, Chuck Mangold, Jr., Pam Reynolds, Al Silverstein and Jim Vermilye.

R. Michael S. Menzies, President and CEO of Easton Bank and Trust Co. returns to the United Fund Board of Directors.  With a long history of involvement in the Easton community, he is presently the Chairman for the Talbot Hospice Foundation Capital Campaign, member of the Mid Shore Community Foundation Board and Finance Committee, Honorary Chair of the Oxford Community Center, and member of the Rotary Club of Easton.  He is past chairman of the Talbot Hospice Foundation.  On the national level, he is past chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) the only national trade association that exclusively represents community banks. Mike has an economics degree from Randolph Macon Colleges; earned his CPA certificate at Loyola College in Baltimore and attended the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Banking for advanced banking studies. He lives in Easton with his wife, Midge.

Leslie Stevenson is a long time resident of St. Michaels, relocating from Texas with her family in 1977.  As a realtor for Lacaze Meredith Real Estate, her focus is on assisting buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals. She is ranked in the top 5% of residential real estate professionals in America.  Active in her community, Leslie serves on the United Fund Agency Review Committee, is involved in Christmas in St. Michaels, the Flower Guild, Mid-Shore Board of Realtors, Maryland Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors.  She is a graduate of Indiana University with a BS in Science, as an alumna of the Real Estate Institute.  She resides in St. Michaels with her husband, Tom.




Marie U’Ren is also a returning director to the United Fund.  An extremely active community volunteer, her involvement has touched more than 2 dozen local organizations, including Main Street Easton, Festival of Trees, Wye Conservatory of Music, and Chesapeake Film Festival. She is on the Provident State Bank’s Talbot County Advisory Board and is helping Thayer Entertainment produce independent films in Talbot County.  Marie is also the ‘go-to’ person for costumes, managing a collection available for use by local theatre groups, other non–profits and community members.  Marie attended George Washington University and was a founding member and group sales director for a California travel agency prior to moving to Easton in 1994 with her husband, Bill.