For Release: February 28, 2011
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation announces 21 new regional advisory board members
CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation recently appointed 21 new members to seven of their eight regional advisory boards.
A statewide organization, which also serves 53 towns in Vermont and Maine, the Charitable Foundation embeds itself in the communities through regional advisory boards – Capital, Lakes, Manchester, Monadnock, Nashua, North Country, Piscataqua and Upper Valley. Regional advisory board members monitor the needs of their communities to inform foundation grant-making programs and provide guidance and counsel to staff and the board of directors on local and statewide issues.
Mark Ciborowski, of Concord, is owner of Ciborowski Associates, a real estate development firm.
Elizabeth Hager, of Concord, former New Hampshire State Representative and retired executive vice president of Granite State United Way in Concord.
Lucy Hodder, of Contoocook, is a shareholder in the firm of Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C.
Dick Beyer, of Hebron, is a board member of The Mayhew Program and honorary trustee of New Hampshire Audubon.
Beverly LaFoley, of Center Harbor, is chair of youth programs for the Squam Lakes Association.
Nancy Stearns, of Wonalancet, is a trustee of the Samuel H. Wentworth Library in Sandwich, and a member of CASA-GALS in Carroll County and the Wonalancet Preservation Association.
George O'Brien, of Manchester, is founder of G.T. O'Brien, Inc. (formerly O'Brien-Rodgers, Inc.), a professional corporate merger - acquisition and valuation enterprise.
Dennis Ryan, of Manchester, is a Certified Public Accountant with Howe Riley and Howe in Manchester.
Janet Grant, of Jaffrey, is a board member of Peterborough Players.
Drew Landry, of Keene, is a tax principle at John G. Burk and Company, CPA’s, P.C.
Daniel Grossman, of Nashua, is a founding principal with Acorn Financial and an investment adviser representative of Commonwealth Financial Network®
David Tully, of Dunstable, MA, certified public accountant with David E. Tully & Associates, PA.
North Country Region
Joanne Nichols, of North Woodstock, trustee for North Country Center for the Arts-Papermill Theatre.
Adele Woods, of Jefferson, chief executive officer, Coos County Family Health Services in Berlin.
Molly Hodgson Smith, of Madbury, executive director, Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce.
Jay McSharry, of Portsmouth, owner of several restaurants and real estate properties including Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Café, Dos Amigos Burritos, 106 Kitchen & Bar, and The Offices at One Middle.
Alison Pyott, of Portsmouth, wealth manager and certified financial planner at Veris Wealth Partners.
Upper Valley Region
Nanci Cirone, of Lebanon, former director of financial aid at Dartmouth Medical School.
Jim Hourdequin, of Hanover, managing director of The Lyme Timber Company L.P.
Gregory Kennedy, of White River Junction, Vt., senior vice-president of commercial services at Mascoma Savings Bank.
David Putnam, of Claremont, owner of Claremont Custom Framing.
About the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation manages a growing collection of charitable funds created by individuals, families and businesses. It awards about $30 million annually in grants and scholarships. The foundation is nonpartisan, frequently playing the role of convener and catalyst on a broad spectrum of issues. Based in Concord, the Charitable Foundation roots itself in the communities it serves through eight regional advisory boards. More information is available at www.nhcf.org or by calling 603-225-6641.
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For further information, please contact:
Julia Olivares, 603-225-6641 ext. 1244 or email