Garofalo appointed KV United Way chairman

AUGUSTA — Craig Garofalo, vice president and senior operations officer of Kennebec Savings Bank, has been named chairman of the United Way of Kennebec Valley board of directors, according to a United Way news release.

Garofalo, a Manchester resident, has served on United Way’s board since 2012. He and his wife, Stephanie, chaired UWKV’s 2015 fundraising campaign, raising more than $1.5 million to support local nonprofits.

Garofalo has been part of the Kennebec Savings Bank staff for 14 years, starting as a management trainee in 2003. Born and raised in central Maine, he left only to earn his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Babson College. Garofalo is also a graduate of the Kennebec Leadership Institute, the New England School for Financial Studies and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

In addition to volunteering with United Way, Garofalo serves on the finance committee for Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency. He is also an active member of several committees for the Maine Bankers Association.

Garofalo will serve as United Way’s board chairman through February 2018.

Also, the Rev. David Gant, director of MaineGeneral Medical Center’s Spiritual Care Team, has been elected as board vice chairman. Maria Hays, a professor at the University of Maine at Augusta, has been elected to a three-year board term. She and her husband, Chuck, president and CEO of MaineGeneral Health, will chair the United Way Campaign in 2017.

From a contributed release

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