Next Generation Civic Leadership Award

2011 Next Gen Civic Leadership Award Winner – Amanda Grappone Osmer.

Pictured (L-R) Betsy Gardella, Amanda Grappone Osmer, and Richard Ober.

Amanda demonstrates a deep commitment to New Hampshire’s communities through her involvement with organizations such as Leadership New Hampshire, Canterbury Shaker Village and the Capital Area Race Series and while she has been a leader in the non-profit field, she is a pioneer in the work she is doing at Grappone Automotive.  Recently named as COO, Amanda has been instrumental in programs which benefit both her community and her employees.   The “Grappone in The Community” program allows employees to volunteer their time at a non-profit and Grappone provides a grant to the organization, they provide wellness loan’s to their employees,  and more recently they opened their new collision center which is sure to be the new industry standard in eliminating physical waste in landfills and creating more efficiencies is the repair center.  Though she carries on a family tradition of participation and generosity she has made her own mark as a civic leader, with her own ideas, interests, energy and style.

New Hampshire Public Radio and the NH Charitable Foundation have a mutual interest in encouraging the growth of future community leaders and the next generation of individuals who will foster social capital and lead a strong New Hampshire into a global world. To promote the importance of this next generation of civic leadership NHPR and the NH Charitable Foundation have joined together to present the 2nd Annual Next Gen Civic Leadership Award. This prize will honor an individual who, through their volunteerism, philanthropy, and/or community involvement demonstrates a commitment to civic participation, strengthening their community, and developing personal leadership capacity to make New Hampshire a better place for future generations. In keeping with the missions of NHPR and the NH Charitable Foundation, this up and coming civic leader will be someone who values building bridges between diverse people and communities, engages in civil dialogue as a tool to explore a range of perspectives, and pursues lifelong education as a means to understanding community issues.

The Award

The 2012 recipient of the Next Gen Civic Award will receive a $1,000 prize (courtesy of the NH Charitable Foundation), be announced on-air on NHPR and will be presented by NHPR President/CEO Betsy Gardella and NH Charitable Foundation President Dick Ober at NHPR’s Annual Meeting “The State of the Newsroom” on November 19, at the Capital Center for the Arts. We will also honor two finalists at the event with recognition of their work in their community with an honorable mention.


• A demonstrated commitment (through contribution of time, treasure or talent) to one or more issues/causes/organizations that are important to a local community or the state of New Hampshire
• A measurable positive impact or outcome of one or more of the nominee’s civic activities
• Evidence of collaboration and ability to leverage resources in response to community need
• Recognition by peers of nominee’s civic participation
• Evidence of a creative, entrepreneurial and reflective approach to civic activities
• Nominee must be between 21 and 40 years of age
• Nominee must live or work in the state of New Hampshire
• Winner must be available to attend the event on Monday November 19,  in Concord, NH. 

Application Process

Nomination and self-nominations will be accepted through October 15, 2012. Please fill out the form below and click submit to apply.  In addition, please include two letters of support for the nomination from colleagues, friends or peers directly to Anna Moskov, Senior Major and Planned Gifts Officer.


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