Former Board of Supervisors chairman Katherine K. Hanley has been named chairman of the 2004 Fairfax-Falls Church United Way Campaign, officials said.

Hanley will raise funds for private agencies that provide services to the neediest members of the community, United Way officials said. In her first appearance as campaign chairman, Hanley will lead a meeting tomorrow at the Tower Club in Tysons Corner for corporate officials interested in learning about the United Way.

This is Hanley's first formal involvement in community activities since leaving the Board of Supervisors in December.

The 2004 campaign will kick off Sept. 13 and run through December. United Way campaigns typically are run through workplaces with employees making regular payroll deductions, but donations also can be made online through www.unitedwaynca.org.

"The United Way is critically important to social service agencies that are helping the most vulnerable members of our community," Hanley said in a statement. "Governments cannot ever handle all of the requests for help, and the United Way is the best and easiest way for residents to have an impact on those community needs."

"Kate knows the strengths of the United Way effort through her many years of work with social service agencies, and she will bring tremendous energy and resources to this year's campaign," said Vic Dunbar, chairman of the Fairfax-Falls Church United Way Regional Council and head of the Fairfax County branch of the NAACP.

The Fairfax-Falls Church United Way is part of United Way of the National Capital Area, which consists of eight regional efforts.