Manchester Proud donors raise nearly $1.5 million toward school improvement

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Mar. 8—Since forming in 2018, Manchester Proud has raised nearly $1.5 million to support strategic initiatives to promote "excellence and equity" in Manchester's public schools.

"Remarkably, because Manchester Proud is an all-volunteer community movement and most of our operational needs are met by pro-bono contributions, nearly 100% of donor dollars go directly into programs to improve our schools," said Barry Brensinger, coordinator for Manchester Proud, in a statement.

Companies that have supported the effort through donations and in-kind contributions include:

—Amoskeag Beverages

—Amoskeag Industries Inc.

—Anagnost Companies, Anonymous

—Anthem BCBS

—BAE Systems

—Bangor Savings Bank

—Baker Newman Noyes

—Bank of America Corp.

—Bank of America Foundation

—Bar Harbor Bank & Trust

—Barry & Caryl Brensinger

—Bellwether Community Credit Union

—Bernstein Shur

—Berry Dunn CPA's

—Bob Baines Blarney Breakfast Community Fund

—Bradford & Kathleen Cook

—Brady Sullivan Properties

—Cambridge Trust

—Catholic Medical Center


—Chynoweth Family Fund

—Citizens Bank

—CMK Architects

—Cogswell Benevolent Trust


—Conrad Hunter

—Cross Insurance

—Dartmouth Hitchcock

—David and Ellie Cochran

—Diane Davidson

—Dr. Patricia Ann Lynott

—Eastern Bank

—Eckman Construction

—Elliot Hospital

—Elm Grove

—Endowment for Health

—Evelyn Aissa


—Faherty Zimmerman Publications LLC

—Frederic Loeffler

—Geneia Healthcare

—Granite United Way

—Greater Manchester Chamber

—GYK Public Relations

—Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

—Harvey Construction

—Hippo Press

—Howard Brodsky

—International Institute of New England

—James Truncelitto

—Jeremy & Elizabeth Hitchcock

—John Hughes

—Joyce Skaperdas

—K4E Realty

—Kanteres Real Estate

—Karr and Boucher, PLLC

—Keller Williams Charity

—Larry Gammon

—Lavallee-Brensinger Architects

—Lois Dickerman Fund of NH Charitable Foundation

—Manchester Community College

—Mark & Sally Stebbins

—Mark Laprade

—Mary Heath

—Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

—McIninch Foundation

—McLane Law Firm

—Melanson Heath & Company PC

—Members First Credit Union

—Merchant's Automotive Group

—Mike Decelle

—NBT Bank

—NH Charitable Foundation

—Norm and Pat Turcotte

—Northeast Delta Dental

—Northwest Mutual Financial Network

—Norwin S. and Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation

—Pawn Nitichan

—Peter and Karen Worrell

—People's United Bank

—Phaneuf Funeral Home

—Primary Bank

—Puritan Backroom

—Pierson Family Fund

—Residential Mortgage Services

—Rick Loeffler


—Rotary Club of Manchester

—Roy Tilsley

—Service Credit Union

—Sheehan Phinney

—St. Mary's Bank

—Stephen Dolman

—Steve Schubert

—Stibler Associates

—Sylvio Dupuis

—Talmira Hill

—TD Bank

—TF Moran

—Tom and Susan Huard

—Waste Management Inc.


—Wolak Group

—Workplace Benefit Solutions

—In Kind Funder


—Binnie Media

—Cookson Communications

—Granite United Way

—Greater Manchester Chamber

—Jeanine & Company

—JS Photography

—Logo Logic

—Manchester Double Tree Hilton Hotel

—Manchester Ink Link

—Manchester Millyard Museum

—Manchester Radio Group

—McLean Communications

—Puritan Backroom

—Sheehan Phinney / Brad Cook

—Silver Tech


—Southern New Hampshire University

—Spectrum Marketing

—The Copy Room

—Tidewater Catering

—Wedü Design

—Wieczorek Insurance