The NH Center for Nonprofits Announces the 2024 Nonprofit Impact Award Winners

Impact Celebration graphic with honorees photos and logos

2024 NH Nonprofit Impact Awards Announced

Honorees will be recognized at the NH Center For Nonprofits’ 10th annual Nonprofit Impact Night on April 16


Concord, NH — The New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits announced the honorees of the 2024 Nonprofit Impact Awards on March 6. The Awards honor the outstanding contributions of individuals and nonprofits in five categories and will be presented at the Center’s Nonprofit Impact Celebration on Tuesday, April 16.

The 2024 Honorees are:

  • Gather and Connor’s Climb Foundation will receive Nonprofit Impact Awards
  • Maureen Beauregard, President & CEO of Easterseals NH & VT will receive the New Hampshire Impact Award
  • Shana Hawrylchak, Executive Director of SEE Science Center will receive the Emerging Leader Impact Award
  • Capitol Center for the Arts will receive the DEI Impact Award
  • Dr. Larry Kane will receive the Board Impact Award

“The Nonprofit Impact Awards highlight the remarkable impact that nonprofits have in our state,” said NH Center for Nonprofits CEO, Kathleen Reardon. “There were many inspiring nominations this year, and we are looking forward to celebrating the honorees in April.”

Gather and Connor’s Climb Foundation will receive Nonprofit Impact Awards, recognizing exceptional service to the community. 

Gather is being celebrated for its mission of building food security through innovative programs that provide immediate relief to those facing food insecurity while also addressing the systemic issues of chronic hunger in our state. Connor’s Climb Foundation is being honored for its commitment to evidenced-based practices and collaboration to provide suicide prevention education.

The New Hampshire Impact Award honors nonprofit employees for significant contributions to their organizations, the nonprofit sector, and the state. Maureen Beauregard, President & CEO of Easterseals NH & VT, will be honored for her unwavering support to Granite State people in need – those with disabilities, those in need of support, veterans and members of the military in crisis, and others – ensuring no one is left behind.

New this year, the Emerging Leader Impact Award celebrates a passionate early or mid-career nonprofit professional whose leadership demonstrates the value and impact of working in the sector. The inaugural award will celebrate Shana Hawrylchak, Executive Director of SEE Science Center, for her collaborative, supportive, and inclusive leadership.

New this year, the DEI Impact Award honors a New Hampshire nonprofit organization that has shown commitment and positive action in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion. The inaugural award will honor the Capitol Center for the Arts for its community-focused work that strives to  actively become a better neighbor and partner to the New American and other underrepresented segments of the community; to create welcoming spaces and  to seek out partnership opportunities and to break down access barriers. 

The Board Impact Award honors individuals who have served New Hampshire through exemplary nonprofit board service and overall leadership. Dr. Larry Kane has served on the board of Southeastern New Hampshire Drug and Alcohol Services with distinction serving in leadership roles. He helped develop a quarterly “Breakfast with the Board” program to introduce community members to the organization, doubling contributions to the agency in the last year. He is an active advocate, providing frequent testimony at legislative hearings in Concord and arranging on-site visits with local legislators to the program. 

The Nonprofit Impact Awards were launched in 2014 as part of the Center’s Nonprofit Impact Celebration. “The Celebration recognizes the unsung heroes of the nonprofit sector. The people and organizations that push the entire sector to think more broadly, to innovate, seeking better ways to serve the needs of our state,” comments Center CEO, Kathleen Reardon. “At its heart, it’s a celebration of all we have accomplished to keep New Hampshire a vital and vibrant place to live and work.”

The Nonprofit Impact Celebration, sponsored by New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, E&S Insurance Services, LLC, Bellwether Community Credit Union, Hession & Pare CPA, and Nathan Wechsler & Company, will be held on April 16 at the Bank of NH Stage in Concord at 4:30 pm. Visit to learn more and register.