Ronald Dippold, left, a Red Cross volunteer for 44 years, accepts his Volunteer of the Year award from Reid Bowman, the executive director of the Red Cross, on Sept. 19 at the United Way 2008 Campaign Celebration Community Leader Kickoff aboard the Ryndam. The kickoff event was to encourage community leaders, donors who contribute $1,000 or more to United Way, to continue to be committed to the ongoing work of United Way. The United Way of Southeast Alaska will hold its 2008 Community Campaign Kickoff from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. All are invited. Appetizers provided. United Way will honor its Volunteer of the Year again and have displays from most of its 38 partner agencies. For more information, contactCachet Garrett, United Way campaign director, at 463-5530 or firstname.lastname@example.org.