New Hampshire Charitable Foundation announces three additions to its Capital Region Advisory Board

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CONCORD, NH – The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Capital Region Advisory Board recently welcomed three new board members: Peter Burger, Benjamin Kelly and Ruth Perencevich.

Peter Burger, of Concord, is the President of Orr & Reno ( His areas of focus are mergers and acquisitions, business counseling, real estate, succession planning, and hospitality. He assists domestic and international clients with buying and selling businesses, and offers his business clients well planned solutions that create value and afford certainty. Burger’s community involvement includes service on the Board of Directors for various Concord organizations including Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, Concord Boys and Girls Club, and Concord Housing and Redevelopment Authority.

Benjamin Kelly, of Concord, graduated from the University of New Hampshire at Manchester in 2008. At UNH, Kelly started his own small business and found a passion for real estate. He currently works at Brady Sullivan Properties ( managing over 4 million square feet in commercial property throughout New Hampshire and New England. Kelly is on the Advisor Council for the Currier Museum of Art and is a member of the Board of Directors for both CATCH Neighborhood Housing and Alliance Asset Management. In 2014, Kelly named one of the Union Leader’s ‘40 Under Forty’.

Ruth Perencevich, of Concord, has a BA in Biology and Chemistry from Hood College in Frederick, MD. Throughout her career, Perencevich worked in the area of medical research and as a library assistant. Perencevich has been involved in volunteer capacities with the Concord School District, St Paul’s Church, Concord Public Library Foundation, and the State Board of Child and Family Services.

Paul Provost, chair of the Capital Region Advisory Board and senior vice-president of Merrimack County Savings Bank, says, “I am so pleased to welcome three great additions to the Advisory Board. Each has made significant contributions to the Capital Region and will serve the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation well in its mission to strengthen communities and inspire greater giving.

Currently, the Capitol Region Advisory Board has 12 members including many leaders with significant business, public sector, and nonprofit sector accomplishments.

About the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
Established in 1962, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is driven by a vision for a stronger, more just, and resilient Granite State. In pursuit of this vision, the Foundation invests charitable assets for today and tomorrow; connects donors to effective organizations, ideas and people; and leads and collaborates on important public issues. Annually, the Foundation awards nearly 5,000 grants and scholarships totaling $30 million. Based in Concord, the Foundation roots itself in communities across the state through its staff, board of directors, and eight regional advisory boards. For more information, please visit or call 603-225-6641. 

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