Press Release 

For Release:  October 18, 2012

Photo Available:  Download a photo of (left to right) Byron Champlain, Lincoln Financial; Governor John Lynch; Pawn Nitichan, executive director, City Year New Hampshire; and Roy Gerstenberger, executive director, Community Bridges.

Two NH nonprofit organizations recognized for exceptional management practices

CONCORD, N.H. – City Year New Hampshire and Community Bridges have been named the 2012 recipients of The Corporate Fund Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management. The awards were presented at the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits' annual Leadership Summit held last Thursday in Concord.

The award is given in honor of Walter J. Dunfey, a noted New Hampshire businessman and philanthropist, who established The Corporate Fund. For 30 years, The Corporate Fund has presented the award annually to nonprofit organizations demonstrating exemplary management practices. A list of past recipients is available at

City Year New Hampshire, based in Manchester, is an education-focused AmeriCorps program that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time, team-based service to keep students in school and on track to graduate successfully. Community Bridges, of Concord, provides a range of services to more than 1,900 disabled individuals and their families living in Merrimack County and Central New Hampshire.

The Corporate Fund is an initiative of 11 New Hampshire corporations in partnership with the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Since 1982, The Corporate Fund has provided more than $4 million in grants, training, and technical assistance to improve the management and effectiveness of New Hampshire's nonprofit sector. Current members include: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Bank of America, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Fidelity Investments, Hitchiner Manufacturing, Lincoln Financial Group, Markem-Imaje, Northeast Delta Dental, People's United Bank, Public Service of New Hampshire, and TD Bank.

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About the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation manages a growing collection of charitable funds created by individuals, families and corporations. It serves communities throughout New Hampshire, southeastern Maine and eastern Vermont and makes grants and student aid awards annually totaling about $30 million. The foundation is nonpartisan, frequently playing the role of convener and catalyst on a broad spectrum of issues. Based in Concord, the foundation roots itself in the communities through regional advisory boards. More information is available at or by calling 603-225-6641.

For further information, please contact:
Kristen Oliveri, 603-225-6641 ext. 1267 or email

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