CASA Receives BIA’s 2018 NH Advantage Award

CASA CEO and President Marty Sink speaks at the BIA’s 105th Annual Dinner, Lifetime Achievement and NH Advantage Awards Celebration. CASA was honored this year as the recipient of the NH Advantage Award.

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, CASA of New Hampshire was recognized by the  Business and Industry Association (BIA) of NH as the 2018 recipient of the NH Advantage Award.

“Established in 2006, the New Hampshire Advantage Award honors individuals, businesses or organizations for their extraordinary work on a specific initiative, event or project that helps preserve New Hampshire’s special character and quality of life.”

The award was presented to CASA CEO and President Marcia Sink at the BIA’s 105th Annual Dinner, Lifetime Achievement and New Hampshire Advantage Awards Celebration presented by Eversource. Also awarded with Lifetime Achievement Awards during the evening were retired Chief Justice of the Supreme Court the Hon. Linda Dalianis, former SNHU President Dr. Richard Gustafson, and former Speaker of the House Douglas Scamman.

A beautiful framed portrait of Mount Washington by photographer Jerry Monkton was presented in recognition of the NH Advantage award presented to CASA of New Hampshire.

“We are honored to be recognized by the BIA as this year’s recipient of the NH Advantage Award,” said CASA of New Hampshire CEO and President Marcia Sink. “For the last three decades, it has been CASA’s primary mission to provide a voice for abused and neglected children so they may have the best chances to grow up in safe, loving homes, free from further abuse. Every child deserves this. If we can help break the cycle of abuse or neglect, then these children who have so much potential have a better chance of growing up to be well-rounded, productive members of society.”

CASA joins an impressive list of past New Hampshire Advantage Award recipients including Girls Inc. of New Hampshire, University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies, New Hampshire Public Television, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits, New Hampshire Humanities Council, New Hampshire Food Bank, Easter Seals New Hampshire, the 2-1-1 New Hampshire Partnership, New Hampshire Political Library and a core group of supporters who worked to prevent closure of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard under the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure process. The New Hampshire Advantage Award was first introduced in 2006.

Read more about the evening in the Union Leader’s coverage.