With the start of a new fiscal year also comes changes in our Board of Trustees.

> Please join us in welcoming Susan Geiger and Robyn Guarino to our Board

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Susan Geiger is a Director and Shareholder of the law firm of Orr & Reno in Concord. Susan’s prior positions include New Hampshire Public Utilities Commissioner and Senior Assistant Attorney General at the New Hampshire Department of Justice. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Suffolk University Law School. Susan has resided in Loudon for 30 years with her husband, Dan Geiger.

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Robyn Guarino is an attorney with The Stein Law Firm, PLLC, in Concord. Robyn’s areas of practice are family law, estate planning and administration, probate litigation, and Medicaid. She is a Martindale-Hubbell “Client Champion”. Robyn attended The Florida State University, graduating with a B.A. with Honors Magna Cum Laude and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She received her J.D. with Honors from The Florida State University College of Law in 1995 and, while attending law school, was the recipient of the Trial Advocacy Book Award. Admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Robyn has been a resident of Concord since 2005 and resides with her husband, their twins, and three rescue pugs.

 > We give our heartfelt thanks to retiring Board members Michael Gfroerer, Elizabeth McCormack, Friedrich Moeckel, and Merrie Beth Moore.

Our Board of Trustees, past and present, are a special group of caring community members who give of themselves for the betterment of society. See a current listing of our Board members and consider joining by contacting Nancy Paul, Executive Director of the Friends Program, at 603.228.7606 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! If this was an awards show acceptance speech, we’d hear the sound of music hurrying us along because our list of gratitude is so long!

Profound thanks to Celebrate With Friends event sponsors, live auction & silent auction item donors, volunteers, board members, guests, supporters, staff, musicians Jazz Dogs and Club Soda, MC Scott Spradling, and the Grappone Conference Center.

Special thanks to our keynote speakers Phil Murphy and Manika Davis; program ambassadors Kathy Bush, Manika Davis, Jackie Fulton, Lisa Gately, Ron Jobel, Andy Julian, Ted Koeher, Phil Murphy, Nicolle Sanders, Diane Wells, and John Zbehlik; and congratulations to our 2018 Doremus Award winner Jerry Madden!

We are able to do what we do because of all of you and the financial support of Friends Program business sponsors, grantors, community partners, and countless individuals who have supported us through the years with donations of time, funds, and much needed items.

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So much thanks goes out to all who sponsored and participated in our 21st Annual Golf Tournament benefiting the Friends Youth Mentoring Program on Monday, September 10, 2018. The clouds held firm, though the sun wanted to come out, however the rain held off until soon after the tournament finished. Many golfers said it was perfect conditions. As the pictures show, lots of fun was had golfing and winning! We celebrated the Putting Contest winner, which required a 3-way tie breaker, and the Closest to the Hole contest winner, however the Hole in One prize was not in the cards this year. There were special raffle items such an official Bruins shirt signed by Patrice Bergeron, a Celtics shirt signed by Gordon Hayward, a Ray Cook Tunnel Vision putter, and many more from generous local business and individuals. It was our pleasure to applaud all our amazing sponsors with appreciation for helping us make this such an enjoyable event!


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The Friends Program relies on many community and business supporters to operate successfully.  

Friends Program Support

Dartmouth Hitchcock

Guys Who Give a $---

Red River Theatre

Emergency Housing Program Support

Grace Capital Church

Lincoln Financial

NH State Forensics

People's United

SMP Architecture

Foster Grandparent Program Support

Hypertherm HOPE Foundation

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Support

Benjamin Couch Trust

Capital City Sunrise Rotary

Carter Hill Orchard

Franklin Savings Bank Fund @ New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Lincoln Financial

Merrimack County Conservation District

Youth Mentoring Program Support

Checkmate Pizza

Concord Group Insurance

Northeast Delta Dental


Rite Aid Foundation KidCents


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