As Featured on InsuranceNewsNet: Giving Back, Giving Big
BALTIMORE, MD – Kelly Benefits Chief Executive Officer, Francis X. Kelly III, recently spoke with InsuranceNewsNet to discuss his family’s approach to philanthropy as well as Kelly Benefits’ culture of giving, which originated with its founding in 1976 by his parents, Janet and Francis X. Kelly Jr.
“We come from a faith tradition that believes in tithing — giving 10% of your income to those in need,” Kelly said. “We have a four-pillar giving program. We recognize that giving involves more than treasure. Giving involves time, talent, treasure and what we call a testimony or story. So we look to give time, talent, treasure and testimony in different ways — locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. It’s the principle of sowing and reaping. We try to leverage the business we feel we’ve been blessed with to help others in need as well.”
Kelly believes that giving should include what he calls, “the four Ps”: make it a priority, have a plan, give a percentage and make it progressive over time. These principles are part of Kelly Benefits’ framework for corporate philanthropy, which supports various organizations locally and worldwide, including the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, Helping Up Mission, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Penn-Mar Human Services and World Vision.
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