Annual Benefit

2023 Annual Benefit Save the Date

Please join us on Friday, September 22, 2023 for our Denim and Diamonds event at the John Hay Estate at the Fells. Our Annual Benefit is an evening of cocktails, dinner, and philanthropy. 

Date, Time, and Location

Friday, September 22, 2023
at the John Hay Estate at The Fells, Newbury, NH

5:00-6:00 PM | Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres on the Veranda
6:15 PM | Dinner, Auction, Fund-a-Need, Dessert and Music

Check in at registration stations located at the front of the Main House to purchase your ticket for the diamond raffle and receive your bid cards!


Fund a Need is a special component of the event that allows you to make a philanthropic donation in support of a community need. This year all proceeds from the Annual Benefit will support nursing education at New London Hospital and Newport Health Center.

During our Fund-a-Need, guests can raise their bid cards to support these initiatives at the level that is right for you.

Here’s what your donation can do:

$5,000 can help support the purchase of a high-quality manikin, as well as other realistic training equipment to offer hands-on training for a variety of
simulated medical scenarios.

$2,500 can provide access to annual national conferences and conventions, inclusive of lodging and travel to access enhanced education and peer colleague networking.

$1,000 investment can enable an industry-leading provider to offer an internal training program, thus expanding the range of trainings available to NLH nurses.

$500 can help support nursing continuing education units (CEUs), which provide nurses with the needed board-certified training in the latest technology and the best practices in nursing to deliver safe patient outcomes.

$250 can help provide funds for obtaining certifications that expand a nurse’s expertise beyond the scope of their license.

$100 can provide membership to a myriad of professional nursing organizations and associations, providing resources, information and opportunities they might not have had otherwise.

Diamond Raffle

Indulge in our diamond raffle! Purchase a $50 champagne glass and receive a 1 carat cubic zirconia. As luck shines, one numbered glass will win a genuine lab-grown one carat, E-color with a VS1 clarity diamond, courtesy of MJ Harrington’s. Your support and a touch of sparkle can make a difference!

Event Theme

The theme for our 2023 Annual Benefit is Denim and Diamonds. Guests are encouraged to embrace the theme with their best denim and a touch of bling. 

Honorary Chairs

Susan and David Reeves

Committee Members

Jen Abel, Annie Beck, Laura Beth Foster, Amy Hedison, Lindsy Huot, Janet Miller Haines, Jill Paul, Laura Pillsbury, Jane Rastallis, Heather Stiles, Sonja Torkleson, Tanya Wilkie


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Registration is now closed. To inquire about attendance availability, please email us at

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors:

Diamond Sponsor:

Mount Sunapee Sponsor Logo



Platinum Sponsors:

LaValley Building Supply Sponsor Logo
Bar Harbor Bank and Trust Sponsor Logo




Gold Sponsor:





Thank you to Go Lightly Consignment in New London for the donations to create our centerpieces.