Farnum Center receives $5,000 grant from NH Charitable Foundation

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Katie Merrow, left, vice president of community impact at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and Dr. Cheryl Wilkie, senior vice president at the Farnum Center.
Katie Merrow, left, vice president of community impact at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and Dr. Cheryl Wilkie, senior vice president at the Farnum Center.

MANCHESTER, NH – The Farnum Center, a program of Easter Seals New Hampshire, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Excellence in Nonprofit Management Award of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. The award was presented at the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofit’s annual Leadership Summit on September 23. As the award recipient, the Farnum Center will receive a $5,000 grant.

The Farnum Center, with locations in Manchester and Franklin, provides affordable access to treatment for recovery from dependence on alcohol and other drugs, and other co-occurring disorders, to individuals and their families.

“Every detail of how we manage our work brings us one step closer to solving the substance use epidemic that is sweeping New Hampshire,” said Dr. Cheryl Wilkie, senior vice president at the Farnum Center. “Our staff has been to too many funerals and has seen first-hand the devastating losses caused by addiction. We come to work every day to save lives.”

“Nonprofit leaders work hard every day, but it’s their strong leadership, strategy and business practices that take the work to the next level to meet community needs,” said Katie Merrow, vice president of community impact at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. “And, as we all know, the need is acute. New Hampshire is fortunate to have Dr. Wilkie and her exceptional staff helping Granites Staters along the path to recovery.”

The Excellence in Nonprofit Management Award is given in honor of Walter J. Dunfey, a noted New Hampshire businessman, philanthropist and civic leader. The award celebrates outstanding management, skill and talent within the nonprofit sector. An award is made each year, based on written submissions and interviews of finalists. The award recipient is selected by a review panel of business and community leaders. This year’s panel included: Ryan Barton, Mainstay Technologies; Byron Champlin, Lincoln Financial; Ronald Covey, St. Mary’s Bank; Julia Mazak, Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc.; and Amanda Grappone Osmer, Grappone Automotive Group.


About the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is New Hampshire’s statewide community foundation, founded in 1962 by and for the people of New Hampshire. The Foundation manages a growing collection of more than 1,700 funds created by generous individuals, families and businesses, and awards more than $30 million in grants and scholarships every year. The Foundation works with generous and visionary citizens to maximize the power of their giving, supports great work happening in our communities and leads and collaborates on high-impact initiatives. For more information, please visit www.nhcf.org or call 603-225-6641.

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