Community Bridges

Community Bridges Wins The Corporate Fund Dunfey Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management

Date posted: October 23, 2012

October 23, 2012
Contact: Cathy Donohue, Account Manager
Millennium Integrated Marketing
877-873-7445 ext. 204

(Concord, New Hampshire) – Community Bridges, an agency that advances the integration, growth and interdependence of people with disabilities within their home communities, announced today that they have received the 2012 Dunfey Award for excellence in nonprofit management from The Corporate Fund.

The Corporate Fund is comprised of many of New Hampshire’s most generous corporations, which pool a portion of their charitable dollars to focus entirely on improving the overall management and effectiveness of the state’s non-profit organizations.

The Dunfey Award is presented annually to nonprofit organizations that demonstrate outstanding management skill and talent in a number of key areas including: program delivery and impact; vision and strategy; governance and leadership; strategic relationships; funding and resource development; and internal operations and management. Community Bridges was evaluated across many areas including:

  •  A strong board of directors that has employed best practices in nonprofit governance for many years.
  • A talented and stable leadership team who bring skill, creativity and a passion for excellence to their work.
  • Management systems that enable the organization to track program outcomes, ensure financial transparency and accountability, and maximize cost-effectiveness and productivity.

“Achieving our mission takes more than good intentions and big hearts,” said Roy Gerstenberger, executive director of Community Bridges. “It requires strong leadership, extraordinary staff and effective management practices – all of which I’m proud to say we have here at Community Bridges. It’s especially significant to us to be recognized for our efforts right now, in a time of great change in our state when it’s more important than ever for us to leverage our strong resources and respond with innovation and creativity.”

About The Corporate Fund Dunfey Award

The Corporate Fund recognizes that management in the nonprofit sector is among the most demanding and most important work in our society. The Corporate Fund created this award to recognize outstanding management skill and talent, and named it for Walter J. Dunfey, noted businessman, philanthropist and co-founder of The Corporate Fund.

About Community Bridges

Community Bridges advances the integration, growth and interdependence of people with disabilities within their home communities. By managing a support network of community resources, Community Bridges matches individuals with disabilities to opportunities that help them realize their greatest potential through an individualized plan.

Serving individuals with disabilities of all ages and financial backgrounds, Community Bridges is a not-for-profit organization that solidifies funding and fosters relationships with a trusted network of organizations throughout the community to ensure the best opportunities for individuals in the areas of Early Childhood Services, Residential and Day Services, Career Development, Homecare Services, Self-Directed Services, and Individual and Family Support. For more information call 603-225-4153 or visit

Community Bridges is a non-profit agency serving the communities of central New Hampshire. Disability is a natural part of the human experience and may occur as a result of developmental impairments, injury, or aging. We advance the integration, growth, and interdependence of people with disabilities in their home communities in ways that promote their ability to have positive control over the lives they have chosen for themselves.