On Friday, March 11, CATCH Neighborhood Housing hosted its second Masquerade Gala. After two years of being apart, the CATCH team was thrilled to be able to connect with partners, community leaders, and new friends at the beautifully decorated Grappone Conference Center. Over 130 guests attended the glamorous soiree which was emceed by DJ Nazzy. Attendees were dressed to the nines; many were excited to don spectacular masques and black-tie attire.
In between dancing and reconnecting, CATCH recognized their 2022 housing heroes and shared ways that guests could be part of CATCH’s ongoing efforts to strengthen communities by creating quality, safe, affordable housing in Merrimack County.
The meaningful award winners included the inaugural Rosemary M. Heard Housing Champion Award given to Mike Claflin, Executive Director of AHEAD; the Helen M. Greene Visionary Award to Ken Viscarello, Attorney and Shareholder at Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green; Community Collaborator Award to Josh Hardy, Executive Director of ConcordTV; Business Partner of the Year to Bonnette, Page & Stone; and Volunteer of the Year to Matt D’Amore, Chief Financial Officer of Sanel NAPA and current CATCH Board Treasurer.
Over the last two years, housing challenges throughout New Hampshire have only deepened and CATCH feels strongly about continuing to pursue their mission of creating communities where every person is confident of a safe and affordable home. Despite the ongoing economic and COVID-19 challenges, there was a great showing from the community and for that CATCH is incredibly grateful.
CATCH wishes to thank its many generous sponsors for making the masquerade possible:
Lead Sponsor: Merrimack County Savings Bank
Gold sponsors: Bank of New Hampshire, Bonnette, Page & Stone, HUB International, Milestone Engineering & Construction, Nobis Group, and People’s United Bank
Silver sponsors: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Verani Realty, Eastern Bank, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, Franklin Savings Bank, Grappone Automotive Group, Ledyard National Bank, Lincoln Financial Foundation, Nathan Wechsler & Co., New Hampshire Housing, Northeast Delta Dental, Otis Atwell, Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green, and St. Mary’s Bank
Bronze sponsors: Alliance Asset Management, Bangor Savings Bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Ciborowski Associates, Credere Associates, Granite VNA, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, a Point32Health Company, Irish Electric, Jeanine & Company, McLane Middleton, Mutual of America, Premiere Properties, Santander Bank, Trivantus, and Warrenstreet Architects
Other support: Foothills Physical Therapy
Event photos courtesy of Witch City Images