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United Cardinal Classic Has Raised Over $5.6M For Greater Washington Charities

Kevin Reynolds, Tony Nader, Rick Adams, Jim Consagra, Rick Leichtweis and Knox Singleton

United Bank’s 15th annual United Cardinal Classic golf tournament raised over $200K for Washington, D.C.-area charities this year, bringing its 15-year fundraising total to upward of $5.6M.

The tournament, a philanthropic tradition started by Cardinal Bank in 2002, supports  Inova Kellar Center, which provides comprehensive mental health programs and outpatient services for children and young adults. Funds raised at the event also benefit nonprofit initiatives in education, healthcare, affordable housing, youth programs, economic vitality and financial literacy through the United Bank Community Fund.

“Cardinal Bank and Inova Kellar Center are a classic example of the benefits that can be achieved through a successful public-private partnership. Working together, we improve the lives of children and their families in our community”

Tweet th“Commitment to our community is a central part of United Bank’s mission, and the United Cardinal Classic represents one of the many ways in which our employees dedicate their time, talent and resources to those in need,” United Bankshares President Rick Adams said. “We are humbled and energized by the generosity of so many community supporters, and thrilled to come together to advance the life-changing work of Inova Kellar Center, as well as the charitable organizations across our region supported through the United Bank Community Fund.”

The Country Club of Fairfax hosted this year’s golf tournament, which drew over 500 volunteers, donors and business partners, including Washington Wizards play-by-play announcer Steve Buckhantz and Inova Health System board of trustees Chairman Tony Nader. After morning and afternoon rounds of golf, participants enjoyed a dinner reception with a live and silent auction.

Golfers enjoyed a beautiful fall day at the Country Club of Fairfax

“We are grateful for the generosity of our community friends, many of whom have supported this tradition for 15 years,” United Bank Director of Sales and Regional President Kevin Reynolds said. “We are proud to have positively impacted the lives of children and their families throughout the region.”

Inova Kellar Center provides mental health, substance abuse and special education programs. The center works with primary care physicians, mental health professionals, schools and others to evaluate, treat and provide continuing care for its patients.

“Partnerships such as the United Cardinal Classic move communities toward better outcomes for children, regardless of socio-economic status,” Inova Kellar Center Executive Director Rick Leichtweis said. “Thanks to the generosity of United Bank and the event’s supporters, we can better accommodate the growing need for our services throughout Northern Virginia and ensure that families have access to a high level of care, especially when lacking the necessary financial resources.”

United Bank completed its acquisition of Tysons-based Cardinal Bank for $912M in April 2017, further cementing its position as the largest community bank headquartered in the D.C. area. United Bank has over 85 full-service offices throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., and $14B in assets.

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