Monthly Archives: August 2012

Local Wal-Mart Donates to the 2012-13 United Fund Campaign

The United Fund of Talbot County was recently the recipient of $1,000 for its 2012-13 annual campaign from the Easton Wal-Mart store #1715. Manager Vicki Wooten presents the check to (l) Ann Jacobs, United Fund Executive Director, and (r) Al Silverstein, United Fund Board President.  This gift demonstrates once again Wal-Mart’s support of community-focused organizations, such as the United Fund, whose goal is to improve the lives of individuals and families in Talbot County.


Klakring and Lee Named New United Fund Directors 1

The United Fund of Talbot County (UFTC) announced the unanimous election of Glenn D. Klakring and Ronald B. Lee as new members to its governing board, Class of 2015, at a recent board of directors meeting. Fellow United Fund board members with whom they will serve include Joe Anthony, Zuleika Ghodsi, Jane Kasper, Chuck Mangold, Jr., Mike Menzies, Al Silverstein, Leslie Stevenson, Marie U’Ren and Jim Vermilye.

Glenn D. Klakring represents clients in various areas of Law, as Assistant Public Defender in the Maryland Office of the Public Defender. He is a graduate of George Washington University with both BBA and MBA degrees, as well as a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.  His community involvement includes serving as a member of the Town of Easton Ethics Commission, on the Ethics Committee of the Maryland State Bar Association, as well as on the United Fund Agency Review Committee.  Glenn is also a past board member and Treasurer of the Talbot County YMCA, is a Pilot for East Coast Flight Services in Easton, and has been designated Pilot Examiner by the Federal Aviation Administration. He resides in Easton with his wife, Nelsa.

Ron Lee is a returning director to the United Fund.  He is a principal of the Armistead, Griswold, Lee & Rust law firm in Easton.  He received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Pennsylvania State University and graduated with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law.   Active in the community, he is a past chairman of the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce and member of its Board of Directors and Talbot Chamber Education Foundation. He has served as a board member the Human Capital Development Corporation, the Maryland State Chamber of Commerce, the Maryland Bar Association Real Estate Section Council, and Easton Rotary Club. He was also a member of the inaugural class of Shore Leadership.  He and his wife, Constance, live in Easton with their daughters Harper and Halle.

Buck Duncan Continues Chairmanship of 2012-13 United Fund Campaign

The Board of Directors of the United Fund of Talbot County (UFTC) has announced that Buck Duncan, President and CEO of The Talbot Bank, having chaired a successful campaign in 2011-12, will continue in his role as the chairman of the upcoming campaign that kicks off in September.

The United Fund of Talbot County is the only local charity that since 1955 hasenriched the lives of Talbot County residents through philanthropy and volunteerism.“Our mission is to raise funds to meet the underfunded human services needs in our community,” noted Ann Jacobs, Executive Director. Other than one paid employee, all United Fund efforts in raising these funds are provided by citizens volunteering their time.

Al Silverstein, United Fund Board President, Ann Jacobs, Executive Director, and Buck Duncan, United Fund campaign chairman, review the 2012-13 United Fund newsletter featuring how its participating agencies help here in Talbot County.

Mr. Duncan has been one of those active volunteers in the United Fund’s annual campaigns for decades.  No stranger to community involvement, he has served on the boards of The Country School, CASA of Talbot County, and as a past president of the Rotary Club of Easton.  “I am delighted to continue in the capacity of Campaign Chairman for the United Fund 2012-13 campaign,” said Duncan.  “It is our goal to help our participating agencies deliver essential programs and services, assisting people here in our community with medical needs, childcare, crisis situations, character development, youth mentoring, and so much more.”