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The New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence Celebrates 35 years of Activism

The New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence held it’s 35th anniversary on Thursday April 4, 2013 at the Bedford Village Inn. Over 150 advocates and supporters attended the fundraising auction and reception celebrating over three and a half decades of advocacy. We are pleased to say that the event was a great success and nearly $30,000 was raised on behalf of the Coalition.

The evening was emceed by Channel 9 news anchor Sean McDonald and began with a program that included speeches from Board Chair Robin Christopherson, Jennifer Turcot Beaudet, a board member and a survivor of domestic violence, and Grace Mattern, former executive director of the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and current Vice Chairperson of the Advisory Council for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and the Vice Chairperson of the NH Center for Nonprofits.

The event was sponsored by Primmer, Piper, Eggleston & Cramer P.C., The Women’s Fund of New Hampshire and Dennehy and Bouley. We would also like to thank the Hopeline Program of Verizon Wireless Foundation for their financial support of the Coalition’s programs and services, and all the generous businesses, volunteers and community members who supported this event.

Thank you to all the businesses and individuals who contributed to our auction:

June Adinah
Angela's Pasta & Cheese Shop
Arnie's Place
Around Concord Magazine
Attitash Mountain Resort
Axman, Andi and Goldstein, Mark
Bead It
Tom Bell
Bernard Benn
Benton's Shoe Co.
Boyan Pottery
Bunnies Beads
Capitol Center For The Arts
Cauley Powell
CertaPro Painters
Company C
Concord Agway
Concord Auto Spa
Concord Camera Store
Concord Country Club
Concord Food Co-op
Conway Scenic Railroad
Anne Coughlin
David Coursin
The Covered Bridge Frame Shop and Gallery
D McLeod Inc
Dartmouth College
Linda A. Douglas
Jane Eldridge 
Elegant Ewe
Fabulous Looks Boutique
Norman Forand
Gibson's Book Store
Amy Goldstein 
Gondwana Divine Clothing Co.
Deborah Green
Margaret Hagan
Elaine Hamel, Girls at Work, Inc.
Donna Harkins
Hermanos Cocino Mexicana
Intutive Touch
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Kathy Keller
Dustan Knight
Krazy Kids Play & Party Center
LaBelle Winery
Gigi Laberge
Kim Lacasse
Lotions 'n Potions
Main Street Bookends
Margarita's Mexican Restaurant
Massage By Trisha Fortier
Danielle Matteau
Grace Mattern, Grace
McGowan, Mary
Meadow Pond Photography
Laura Milliken
Annette W. Mitchell 
Kimberly Mueller
Northeast Delta Dental
O Steaks and Seafood
Orion Seafood International
Pats Peak
Posh Hair Studio
Purple Finch Cafe
Queen City Cupcakes
Devan Quinn
Bob Rainville, Bridge and Byron Printers
Red Sox Foundation
Salon K
Sharing Yoga
Skydive New England
Snapdragon Inn
Southwest Airlines
Story Land
Terry Sturke
The Body Shop
The Capitol Craftsman and Romance Jewelers
The Centennial Hotel
The Common Man Plymouth
The Institute Of Contemporary Art/Boston
The Music Hall
The Preservation Society
UNH Athletics
UNH Law School
Verizon Wireless Arena
Victoria Tane
Walker Silver Works
White Mountain Gourmet Coffee
Yankee Publishing
Zulu Nyala

If you would like more information please contact Maureen McDonald at 603-224-8893 extension 311, or email



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