Published DateMOULTONBOROUGH — Interlakes Community Caregivers Inc. (ICCI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ann W. Sprague of Meredith as its new Executive Director.
"We are very excited to have Ann as our new director," stated Ken Greenbaum, ICCI President. "She brings a range of experience that will continue to strengthen and grow our nonprofit organization."
"I look forward to supporting the work of the many ICCI volunteers who directly enhance the lives of so many in our community," indicated Sprague.
Sprague brings over 20 years of management and marketing experience to ICCI, the last several years working with nonprofit organizations. Her background includes strategic planning, communications and publicity, fundraising, events, grant writing and volunteer management.
A University of New Hampshire graduate, Sprague has received certifications as a marketing director and a paralegal. Ongoing professional development has included grant writing classes and several educational seminars through CONFR, the Council on Fundraising. Sprague has served as a board member on many local, regional and state level organizations and advisory councils.
Formed in 1998, Interlakes Community Caregivers Inc. is a 501(c)3 volunteer nonprofit organization that provides nonmedical support services and community information to assist people in their daily lives to remain independent. Its service area includes Center Harbor, Meredith, Moultonborough, and Sandwich. The office is located at Harbor Square, Unit 8B, 60 Whittier Highway, Moultonborough.
Typical services, that are provided free of charge, include transportation to medical appointments, respite care for primary caregivers, telephone checks and small home chores or errands. Demand for these types of services continues to grow and more volunteers are actively being sought to join the 140 volunteer roster. In 2012 alone, ICCI volunteers donated over 3,600 hours performing a variety of services and drove over 45,000 miles providing rides to those in need.
In 2011, ICCI was awarded the Volunteer NH's "Spirit of NH" Award for outstanding volunteerism and community services, as well as the only "Outstanding Champion" Award in the nonprofit category. One of the organization's founders and an active board member and volunteer, Charlotte Leavitt, received the 2012 "Community Service" Award from the Meredith Rotary Club.