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Mary Kay Marshall Presented Behind the Scenes Award

Mary Kay Marshall, office manager for the Bartlesville Regional United Way, received the Behind the Scenes award at the Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce’s third-annual Celebration of Women event, held Feb. 16 at Hillcrest Country Club.

“Mary Kay always works quietly and without fanfare,” Jody Burch, CEO and Executive Director of the Bartlesville Regional United Way, said. “There are not enough good things that can be said about someone who tirelessly works to make your organization a better place by helping it run so smoothly.”

Marshall has served at the Bartlesville Regional United Way for over 18 years. Her stability has allowed directors to come and go and still allow the United Way to continue to serve their partner agencies and the community.

“(Marshall) is nearing retirement, and when that transition does happen, this organization will have very big shoes to fill,” Wilt said. “She has been the backbone of this organization for over 18 years, and interestingly, all three nominations submitted for her used the exact same wording — she works tirelessly to keep the organization running smoothly. Her title as office manager does not come close to explaining all that she does to ensure this organization, and thus other local non-profits, are successful.”

Marshall keeps up with payments received, the organization’s goals, its payables, their annual campaign mail outs, and the organization’s donors. She sets up volunteer schedules and manages office schedules and events and countless other things all while answering phones, directing those in need to appropriate services, filling out paperwork and greeting those that come through the doors. She never tires of helping those around her.

“We are so proud of Mary Kay for receiving this award,” Marketing Manager Abigail Singrey said. “It couldn’t have gone to a more worthy candidate.

Also honored was Leonelle Hill, Chair of the Bartlesville Regional United Way Women’s Leadership Council and ConocoPhillips supervisor. She received the Inspirational Leader Award for her work as a community volunteer. She also serves on a the board for Westside Community Center, a United Way partner agency.