Leading this year's United Way fund raising campaign as general chairman in the Washington area will be W. Jarvis Moody, chairman, president and chief executive officer of American Security Corp. and American Security Bank.

Moody has been active in local civic and char- [TEXT OMITTED FROM SOURCE] was chairman of the executive committee of the National Symphony Orchestra in 1972.

Currently he is treasurer and a member of the executive committee of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, an honorary trustree and chairman of the finance and administrative committee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, director and executive committee member of the Greater Washington Area Board of Trade, director and a member of the executive commitee of the Federal City Council and director of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. c

"With one out of every three families and individuals in the greater Washington area receiving assistance from the United Way and its member agencies, there is no single more important cause for all of us in the community," Moody said.

"That's why some 65,000 people volunteer annually to help in this campaign. Time and again these campaign volunteers have proven themselves, and I look forward to a maximum effort again this year."

Last year, under the direction of Thomas B. Cookerly, president and general manager of WJAL-TV, the campaign raised a record $23.5 million in contributions. Sixty-three firms recorded per capita giving a $100 or more, 270 firms reported 85 percent participation with $30 per capita gifts, and 283 firms had 60 percent participation with $15 per employe gifts.