Center Events

Nonprofit Impact Celebration

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

Please join us virtually to celebrate the 2021 Nonprofit Impact Award honorees and the sector's strong leadership role in charting NH's future. The program will include a video presentation of this year's awards and acceptance by the honorees. (Registration will open in early March.)

Nonprofit Impact Award Nominations

The Nonprofit Impact Awards are 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. 2021 nominations are now closed and honorees will be announced in mid-March.

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. 

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

Board Impact Award

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

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

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.

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

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.

Previous Honorees: Community Volunteer Transportation Company  ●  Hope on Haven Hill  ●  SOS Recovery Community Organization  ●  Raymond Coalition for Youth  

Platinum Sponsor

Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare Foundation

Gold Sponsor

E&S Insurance Services

Silver Sponsor

Sponsorship opportunities for the Nonprofit Impact Celebration are still available. If you have questions or would like to sponsor the event, please contact Stephen Donahue via phone at (603) 225-1947, ext. 115, or email at

Date/Time: Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 4:00pm to 6:00 pm
Fees: TBA

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