PHILADELPHIA (July 21, 2017) – Anita Gallagher Kelly and Jack Kelly, from the Saint Joseph’s University Class of 1977, have been named the SJU Alumni Association’s 2017 recipients of the Reverend Joseph S. Hogan, S.J., Award.
The Kellys are the first couple to be honored with the award, which they will
receive at the Leadership Awards Dinner (LAD) Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Center City. Proceeds from the Leadership Awards Dinner, the University’s premier fundraising event, support students through the Shield of Loyola Scholarship Fund. Register>
University supporters through philanthropy and volunteerism, the Kellys
have served in numerous University-related service positions, including
co-chairing the Barbelin Society, the University’s annual leadership
giving society. They continue to belong to the Barbelin Society and have
been long-time men’s basketball season ticket holders and Hawk Athletic Fund supporters for years.
Anita Gallagher Kelly
is a former member of the national alumni board, the alumni
association’s governing body, and the Women’s Leadership Council. She
graduated with a degree in accounting and is a certified public
accountant who has worked in different capacities related to accounting,
including public accounting, internal auditing and accounting
software. She is employed by the Emerson Group in Wayne, Pennsylvania.
a past president of the Darby, Pennsylvania-based Women’s Auxiliary of Saint
Francis Country House, she facilitated a group of women involved and
committed to provide better quality of life for the residents of St.
Francis Country House, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s oldest nursing
home (until its sale by the Archdiocese in 2014). As a board member at
Saint Francis, Gallagher Kelly works to enhance the lives of the
residents of Holy Family Home in West Philadelphia.
of KG Associates, a suburban Philadelphia management consulting
practice focusing on the food industry, Jack Kelly was a 2015 inductee into
SJU’s Academy of Food Marketing Hall of Honor. He sits on the Academy’s
board of governors and has taught food marketing Executive MBA courses
in the Haub School of Business. A regular speaker in undergraduate Food
Marketing classes, Kelly is also a member
of the Academy’s non-profit Food Marketing Educational Foundation.
Before launching KG Associates, Kelly worked in sales management and
marketing positions at Campbell Soup, Nestle Foods and John Labatt.
is past president and current board member of Philadelphia’s historic
Catholic Philopatrian Literary Institute, and a board member of the
Irish American Business Chamber Network, a nonpartisan business
organization promoting the interests of its members and the development
of economic and educational relationships between the United States,
Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Kellys are active members of St. Katharine of Siena parish in Wayne, Pennsylvania.
They have served in leadership positions for the home and school
association of Saint Katharine’s and The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur.
Both have participated in various church-related volunteer
organizations and are involved with numerous fundraising events for their many
interests. The couple resides in Villanova, Pennsylvania, and has two adult
daughters, Caitlin Kelly ’06 and Mary Clare (Molly).
Hogan Award is presented annually to those who exemplify Christian
principles and outstanding, loyal service to the University. The Kellys
join Dennis P. Sheehan, Esq. ’85, Charles Kahn Jr. Hon.D. ’08 and Jim McLaughlin ’70
as the most recent recipients of the Hogan Award, which is named after a
dedicated priest, educator, alumnus and friend to countless students
and alumni of Saint Joseph’s University.