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Kellie Janssen named campaign chair of local United Way

Kellie Janssen was recently named the campaign chair for the United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties' 2010-11 campaign.

Janssen is employed with Glenwood State Bank as the director of marketing. She's been married for 11 years to her husband, Scott, who is employed with Henry's Foods. They have two children, Arianna and Maxwell.

"A strong supporter of our communities, Kellie exemplifies the 'Live United' theme," noted Linda Roles, executive director. "She has volunteered throughout both communities for years. Giving back through volunteering is an important part of Kellie's personal and family values."

Janssen has served on many community boards and committees during her time in Alexandria and Glenwood. Currently, she is an active Rotarian and holds a seat on the following committees: family selection for Habitat for Humanity; Shop Alexandria First, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce; Strong Kids Campaign, YMCA; fundraising, Christian Leadership Award Committee, Unity Foundation.

She is also a 2010 graduate of Leadership Alexandria through the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. She is currently serving on the Glenwood and Beyond committee, and was recently a member of the Glenwood Waterama pontoon parade committee.

Janssen has served on the United Way Golf Classic Committee and chaired the Chili Feed Silent Auction for United Way for the past few years.

Roles said that Janssen has a contagious energy that she'll bring to the campaign as well as a strong passion for the United Way and for the essential support it provides to its communities.

"I am excited for the upcoming campaign year and look forward to sharing with you the impact United Way has in our communities," Janssen said. "United Way continues to help so many people in Douglas and Pope County, and I want all of us to become part of the effort to make life better for those that need us in our communities."

Janssen said her objective as campaign chair is to ensure that communities come together with one common purpose - to make a positive difference in the lives of others and to raise the awareness of United Way in Pope County.

"I want to teach people about the impact each donation to United Way makes, no matter how much one can give," she said.

Contributions to United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties are tax deductible gifts. For more information or to find out how to get involved, visit or call (320) 763-4840.