NH Nonprofits Center awards to honor ‘extraordinary impact’

Annual Impact Awards to be presented at April 4

Three people and three organizations will be recognized on Thursday, April 4, at the NH Center for Nonprofits annual Nonprofit Impact Celebration.

Jane Difley

Receiving New Hampshire Impact Awards will be Jane Difley, president and forester of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, and Julie McConnell, director of child care and community facilities lending at the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund. Difley will be honored for her leadership increasing the pace of land conservation in the state and McConnell 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 service and leadership on public health issues.

Julie McConnell

NAMI New Hampshire and the Krempels Center received will receive Nonprofit Impact Awards, recognizing exceptional service to the community. NAMI will be honored for its commitment to improving the lives of all people affected by mental illness and suicide. The Krempels Center is being recognized for its innovative and collaborative approach to addressing the needs of brain injury survivors.

The Harvard Pilgrim Healthy Community Impact Award will be awarded to SOS Recovery Community Organization, the first recovery community organization in Strafford County, for its dedication to eliminating barriers to recovery services.

Laurie Harding

“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.”

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 nhnonprofits.org.

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