NH Center for Nonprofits presents Impact Awards


CONCORD The North American Center for Nonprofit Organizations announced that the recipients of its 2019 awards for nonprofit organizations Impact will be presented at a celebration on April 4th.

The nonprofit impact awards celebrate the vision, strategy and innovation we see in the non-profit sector, "said Kathleen Reardon, CEO of the NH Center for Nonprofits. "Each of the laureates has had an extraordinary impact on our state by leading and serving with passion and determination."

Jane Difley and Julie McConnell will receive New Hampshire Impact Awards in recognition of their significant contributions to the not-for-profit sector and the state.

Difley, president and forestry officer at the New Hampshire Forest Protection Society, will be honored for her leadership, which has helped accelerate the pace of land conservation in the state.

McConnell, director of loans for child care and community facilities at the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, will be recognized for its significant impact on early childhood education in the state as as a lawyer, lender, trainer and mentor.

Laurie Harding, Chair of the Board of Headrest, will receive the Board Impact Award for her exemplary service to the Board of Directors and her leadership in public health.

The National Alliance of Mental Illness – New Hampshire and Krempels Center of Portsmouth will receive Impact Non-Profit Awards, rewarding outstanding service to the community.

NAMI-NH will be commended for its commitment to improving the lives of all those affected by mental illness and suicide through support, education and advocacy.

The Krempels Center is recognized for its innovative and collaborative approach to meeting the unique and complex needs of brain injury survivors in New Hampshire.

The Harvard Pilgrim Healthy Community Impact Award will be awarded to the SOS Recovery Community Organization for its commitment to removing barriers to recovery services. As the first community-based recovery organization in Strafford County, SOS provides dependent people with the support they need to help them live their lives without drugs or alcohol.

"We are proud to partner with the NH Center for Nonprofit Organizations and to honor the SOS Recovery Community Organization for its outstanding work with peer counseling to help people with related disorders." addiction to getting treatment and leading a healthy lifestyle, "said William Brewster, MD, vice president. President, NH Regional Market for Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare. "Harvard Pilgrim is committed to providing support to individuals and families in New Hampshire in the treatment and recovery of opioid addiction."

This event will celebrate the non-profit members of the center and its many partners committed to the common good of New Hampshire communities.

To reserve a spot at the event, visit www.nhnonprofits.org/impact.

The NH Center for Nonprofits is a national non-profit association dedicated to improving the impact and visibility of the nonprofit sector and supporting the growth of non-profit organizations so that They can carry out their mission. Its services include leadership development programs, organizational consultations and assessments, online resource sharing and advocacy activities. Visit www.nhnonprofits.org.