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Barbara Lemieux, 2016

New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp Receives Granite Award from Granite United Way

Photo Caption: Sam Laverack, President and CEO, New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp (center) receives Granite Award from Ken Sawyer, Granite United Way Cabinet Chair (left) and Scoop Welch, Granite United Way Central Region Area Director (far right).

New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp (NHMB) was recently awarded with the Granite Award from Granite United Way. NHMB contributed more than $140,000, which included employee donations and matching funds from NHMB and its three subsidiaries: Meredith Village Savings Bank, Merrimack County Savings Bank and MillRiver Wealth Management. The amount raised also includes sponsorships and CDFA tax credits for the Whole Village and the Bridge House energy project in Plymouth.

As part of NHMB’s commitment to non-profit agencies in the communities it serves, matched contributions were distributed through the Granite United Way evenly among 20 non-profit agencies selected by employee vote. The following non-profits each received a donation of $2,374.

  • American Red Cross
  • Boys & Girls Club of Central NH
  • Central NH VNA & Hospice
  • Circle Program
  • Concord Coalition to End Homelessness
  • Concord Family YMCA
  • David’s House
  • Friendly Kitchen
  • Genesis Behavioral Health
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Laconia Area Community Land Trust
  • Lakes Region Child Care Services
  • Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter
  • New Beginnings
  • NH Food Bank
  • NH Humane Society
  • Pope Memorial SPCA
  • Riverbend Community Mental Health
  • Salvation Army
  • Second Start

“It’s an honor to receive this award on behalf of all our employees at New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp,” said Sam Laverack, President and CEO for NHMB. “We encourage and support our employees’ donations and volunteerism to the local community organizations that they are most passionate about. The contribution match relies entirely on their generosity, so it was important that our employees selected the agencies receiving this extra support.”

More than 145 employees gave an average of $330 each, for a total of $47,488.78. The success of the organization’s annual United Way giving campaign would not have been possible without the enthusiasm and leadership of employee coordinators: Julie Stoia, Elise Cushing, Heather Hale and Maria Del Mar Acebron.

“We’re very fortunate to have New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp and its employees among our partners in improving lives throughout New Hampshire and beyond,” said Patrick Tufts, President and CEO of Granite United Way. “The combination of employee generosity and their matching corporate gift is a wonderful demonstration of commitment and dedication to our community. It truly is a tribute to the spirit of giving felt throughout this state.”

Granite United Way is an experienced and trusted organization dedicated to leveraging the resources of investors and volunteers to create lasting change by addressing the underlying causes of our community’s most pressing needs. Granite United Way is committed to improving the lives of individuals and families by supporting programs in the areas of education, income and health. Granite United Way works with over 1,000 companies, 25,000 investors and thousands of volunteers every year to make our communities better places to live, work and raise families. Granite United Way serves the Southern (Manchester/Derry/Salem), Merrimack County, North Country, Central NH, Northern and Upper Valley Regions of NH and VT as well as Windsor County, VT.  For more information, visit

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