Each year, United Way hosts a Kickoff Event to mark the start of campaign. Although the trend of only running a campaign in the fall has changed and is now open year-round to fit company schedules, the event is still an awaited mark to signal that campaign is up and running. United Way held its 2014 Kickoff in conjunction with the 23rd annual Day of Caring at Kaplan University on October 7, 2014, 4:30 – 6:30 PM.
Volunteer leaders and sponsors include:
- Campaign co-Chairmen - Brian Flook, President & CEO, Power Marketing and Clarence Horst, President & CEO, Coldwell Banker Innovations.
- Kickoff event Sponsors: Michael G. Callas Charitable Trust, Hagerstown Rotary Club, and Kaplan University
- Day of Caring Steering Committee Chairman - Belinda Vinson, Manager Communications, Volvo Group Truck Operations.
- Day of Caring Lead Sponsors: Volvo Group Truck Operations & First Data
The event included a single elimination corn hole competition that was won by Corey Reed & Luke Myers. All guests were invited to agree to "Live United" and signed the pledge banner.