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Kellys honored at Ripken Foundation Gala

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Kellys honored at Ripken Foundation Gala

Posted: 8:29 pm Thu, March 10, 2011
By Wayne Countryman


PHOTOGRAPHYBYSHARON.COM Former state Sen. Francis X. and Janet Kelly receive the Cal., Sr. Award from Bill Ripken (second from left) and Cal Ripken Jr., of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation.



Former state Sen. Francis X. (Frank) and Janet Kelly, owners of Kelly & Associates Insurance Group, received the Cal, Sr. Award on Feb. 25 from the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation for their work in the community.

He served in the Maryland Senate for 12 years, and now is chair of the Shock Trauma Board of Visitors, board chairman of the University of Maryland Medical Center, and a regent of the University System of Maryland, where he heads the Finance Committee.

She is a trustee of Stevenson University, board director at Stella Maris, a nominating committee member at the National Aquarium, and an emeritus board member of the Sparrow House Maternity Home.

Also honored at the seventh annual Aspire Gala were former tennis pro Andre Agassi and Richard E. Marriott, chairman of Host Hotels and Resorts Inc.

Sen. Francis X. (Frank) and Janet Kelly

Education: Sen. Kelly: B.S., economics, Villanova University; Janet Kelly: Gwynedd-Mercy College.

Reside in: Hunt Valley, Md.

Daily commute: Live only a few minutes from the office.

Most recent vacation: Florida, with visits from grandchildren.

Hobbies: Sen. Kelly: golf; Janet Kelly: Bible study and golf.

Favorite book: The Bible

Most recently read: Sen. Kelly: “On the Brink” by Henry M. Paulson Jr.; Janet Kelly: “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese.

Favorite food: Sen. Kelly: everything; Janet Kelly: pasta.

Favorite quotation: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and don’t lean on your understanding. In all things acknowledge him, and he shall direct your way.” — Proverbs 3:5-6

This article has been reprinted with permission of The Daily Record Co. 2011.




Ripken Foundation to honor Kellys at Aspire Gala next Friday


The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation has announced its honorees for its seventh annual Aspire Gala, which will include former state Sen. Francis X. Kelly and his wife, Janet Kelly. The Kellys will be honored alongside tennis legend Andre Agassi as well as Richard E. Marriott, chairman of Host Hotels and Resorts Inc., at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront next Friday.


Reused with the permission of The Baltimore Sun Media Group.  All rights reserved.



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