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Nonprofit Impact Awards Announced

The NH Center for Nonprofits announces the recipients of its 2019 Nonprofit Impact Awards to be presented at a celebration on April 4th.

“The Nonprofit Impact Awards celebrate the vision, strategy and innovation that we see throughout the nonprofit sector,” said Kathleen Reardon, CEO of the NH Center for Nonprofits. “Each of the honorees has made an extraordinary impact on our state by leading and serving with passion and purpose.”

Jane Difley and Julie McConnell will receive New Hampshire Impact Awards recognizing their significant contributions to the nonprofit sector and the state. Jane Difley, President and Forester at the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, will be honored for her leadership increasing the pace of land conservation in the state. Julie McConnell, Director of Child Care and Community Facilities Lending at the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, will be recognized for her significant impact on early childhood education in the state as an advocate, lender, trainer, and mentor.

Laurie Harding, Board President of Headrest will receive the Board Impact Award for her exemplary board service and leadership on public health issues.

NAMI New Hampshire (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and the Krempels Center will receive Nonprofit Impact Awards, recognizing exceptional service to the community. NAMI New Hampshire will be lauded for its commitment to improving the lives of all people affected by mental illness and suicide through support, education and advocacy. Krempels Center is being honored for its innovative and collaborative approach to addressing the complex and unique needs of brain injury survivors in New Hampshire. 

The Harvard Pilgrim Healthy Community Impact Award will be awarded to SOS Recovery Community Organization for its dedication to eliminating barriers to recovery services. As the first recovery community organization in Strafford County, SOS provides the peer-based addiction recovery supports that people need to help them live their lives without drugs or alcohol.

“We are proud to partner with NH Center for Nonprofits and honor SOS Recovery Community Organization for their exceptional work with peer-based counseling to help those with a substance use disorder get treatment and live a healthy life,” said William Brewster, M.D., Vice President, NH Regional Market for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. “Harvard Pilgrim is committed to providing support to individuals and families across New Hampshire in treatment and recovery for opioid addiction. We want to acknowledge all nonprofit organizations who are working to ensure healthy, vibrant communities across the state.”

This event will celebrate the Center’s nonprofit members and its many partners who are committed to the common good of New Hampshire communities. Reserve your spot at the event by visiting

The evening is made possible through the generous support of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Eastern Bank, E&S Insurance Services, and others.

Posted on: March 14, 2019
Topics: Award Winners

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