Center Events

POSTPONED: Nonprofit Impact Celebration

Please note: This event will not be held on April 7 and we are working to reschedule a new date, which will be posted once available and communicated to all event registrants. If you have questions, please email

Join us as we come together to recognize the work of those who commit to the common good of NH communities.

This event will recognize the more than 700 members of the Center and its many partners and supporters. Join us for networking opportunities, hors d'oeuvre and presentation of the 2020 Nonprofit Impact Awards. It's a perfect opportunity to bring board and staff members and share with them the powerful feeling of the sector coming together.

Please join with your colleagues and partners to celebrate this special night and the sector's strong leadership role in charting NH's future.

Nonprofit Impact Awards

The Nonprofit Impact Awards will be presented to remarkable individuals and nonprofits that have made outstanding contributions to their communities. The emphasis of the awards will be to recognize those who push us to work more broadly, to innovate, and to expand our ways of meeting the needs of our state. 

New Hampshire Impact Award

This award honors nonprofit employees who demonstrate exceptional commitment to their organization, their community, and the sector and whose leadership has been integral to significant advancements in New Hampshire. 

2020 Honorees:

Laura Knoy

Tess Stack Kuenning
Bi-State Primary Care Association


Previous Honorees: John Tobin  ●  Jay Couture  ●  Mary Vallier-Kaplan ●  Hal Jordan ●  Helen Taft  ●  Jane Difley  ●  Julie McConnell 

Board Impact Award

This award honors an individual who has served New Hampshire through exemplary nonprofit board service and overall leadership.

2020 Honoree:

Carolyn Benthien


Previous Honorees: Kirk Leoni  ●  Sue Chollet  ●  Dennis Beaulieu  ●  Mary Jo Brown  ●  Mary Susan Leahy  ●  Laurie Harding  

Nonprofit Impact Award

This award recognizes a nonprofit whose performance and exceptional service to the community sets a high standard of quality and demonstrates effective strategy, execution, and impact.

2020 Honorees:



Previous Honorees: Families in Transition  ●  Penacook Community Center  ●  Media Power Youth  ●  NH Community Loan Fund  ●  White Birch Center  ●  Krempels Center  ●  NAMI NH  

Harvard Pilgrim Healthy Community Impact Award

This award recognizes a nonprofit working to increase access to care and improve the well-being of individuals and communities to build a stronger, more vibrant state.

2020 Honoree:


Previous Honorees: Community Volunteer Transportation Company  ●  Hope on Haven Hill  ●  SOS Recovery Community Organization  

Platinum Sponsor

Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare Foundation

Eastern Bank

Gold Sponsor

E&S Insurance Services

Silver Sponsors

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 4:30pm to 6:30 pm
Location: Manchester Country Club , Bedford
Fees: Member - $35, Not-yet-member - $70, Additional people from same organization receive $10 discount

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