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Nutfield News • March 10, 2011 Frank Childs Named United Way Volunteer of Year


KAITLYN G. WOODS NUTFIELD NEWS


——◆ —––– Frank Childs, the Town


of Derry’s chief financial officer and a devoted com- munity servant, was named a Granite United Way Volunteer of the Year for 2010. Frank was one of two volunteers in southern New Hampshire to receive the award last week.


“He has a heart of gold,” Maria Gudinas, vice presi- dent of resource develop- ment for the non-profit, said of Childs. “He has been a tremendous asset as far as reaching out to folks, thank-


ing people who volunteer, and increasing our campaign in Derry.”


Although Childs “only


volunteers because he wants to give back to the commu- nity,” and thinks “there were people more deserving of the awards,” he said “it was wonderful to be recog- nized.” Cheering him on as he received the award last week were Childs’ wife, daughter, niece, Town Council Chair Brad Benson, and several town employees, including Town Adminis- trator John Anderson. Since Childs has started actively advocating for


College News


The following Derry residents have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2010 semester: • Keene State College,Keene - Dmitry


Borisov, Sarah Davies-Mitchell, Michelle Goodwin, Lyndzi Gray; Carissa Lally, Matthew Lane, Janine Lescrinier, David Maloof, Eric McCooey, Matthew McCue,


United Way in the commu- nity, its campaign has in- creased by 14 percent in Derry, a significant im- provement, considering in- dividuals and companies have been severely affected by tough economic times, according to Gudinas. Childs has been support-


ing United Way for 35 years, but notes he has been active- ly serving the organization for 25 years. Most recently, he has served on the non- profit’s allocation communi- ty review teams, which decide how volunteers will be used and how funds will be distributed throughout


Sean Meagher, Heather Meyer, Braelan O’Toole, Zachary Paone, Colby Pooler, Madison Rosa, Peter Sancoff, Allison Siwacki, and Timothy Stone. To qualify for Dean’s List, students must be enrolled in a degree program and must have com- pleted a minimum of six credit hours in the semester, receiving no failing or incomplete grades. Students must achieve a 3.5 or higher grade point aver- age on a 4.0 scale.


the community. Addition- ally, Childs has worked with other members to organize the campaigns that raise


those funds. “Frank is just a well


rounded volunteer that fol- lows through on any assign-


ment that he’s given,” Gudinas said. “He’s a terrif- ic volunteer and good per- son.”


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Patrick M. Tufts, left, president and chief executive officer of Granite United Way, and Vice President of Resource Development Maria Gudinas, right, present Frank Childs with the non-profit’s 2010 Volunteer of the Year Award at a banquet in Manchester last week.


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