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Nonprofit Impact Award Winners Honored

CONCORD: The 2018 Nonprofit Impact Awards were presented by the NH Center for Nonprofits to Mary Susan Leahy, Helen Taft, Hope on Haven Hill, and White Birch Center on April 9th at the annual Nonprofit Impact Celebration held to recognize the impact of the nonprofit sector in New Hampshire. The awards are presented each year to honor remarkable people and nonprofit organizations that have made outstanding contributions to their communities.

Some 250 guests gathered at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord to celebrate the award recipients and the nonprofit sector overall. Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster joined Kathleen Reardon, CEO of the NH Center for Nonprofits in congratulating the award recipients. Terry Knowles of the Attorney General’s Charitable Trust Unit also received a special recognition for her dedication and service to New Hampshire nonprofits.

The New Hampshire Impact Award was presented to Helen Taft, former Executive Director of Families First Health & Support Center to honor her leadership advancing integrated health services that respond to evolving community needs. Throughout her career, Taft consistently pursued better outcomes for patients and families.

The Board Impact Award was presented to Mary Susan Leahy, attorney at McLane Middleton, recognizing exemplary board leadership with several New Hampshire nonprofit organizations. A pioneer in the area of civics education in the state, Leahy founded and is the board chair of the NH Institute for Civics Education.

The Nonprofit Impact Award was presented to White Birch Center to recognize exceptional programs and services that support learning and active living for children, adults, and families in Henniker and surrounding communities. The White Birch Center’s leadership sets a high standard of quality, responsiveness and organizational transparency. Marc McMurphy, Executive Director, accepted the award.

The Healthy Community Impact Award, presented by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, was awarded to Hope on Haven Hill for addressing a critical gap in services for pregnant and parenting women with substance use disorders. By providing comprehensive treatment in a safe and nurturing environment, Hope on Haven Hill has ensured healthy births and supported recovery from addiction. Courtney Tanner, Executive Director, accepted the award.

The evening was made possible through the generous support of platinum sponsors Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Eastern Bank and gold sponsors E&S Insurance Services, Meredith Village Savings Bank, and Merrimack County Savings Bank.

Posted on: April 12, 2018
Topics: Award Winners

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