From a family member of a Crotched Mountain Community Care client in
“Financial assistance meant the world to our family. With all the other medical costs we have associated with cerebral palsy, this unexpected situation was more than we could cover. The pain was keeping her up at night and affecting her ability to chew. She wasn’t eating well. She hated to ask for help, but she really needed relief. The staff at Crotched Mountain Community Care was wonderful and told us that they received a grant that might be able to help us. We appreciate the generosity of the Roger R. and Theresa S. Thompson Endowment Fund and are so grateful for the assistance.”
Reflections from the 2016 13th Annual Walk for Sight for the NH Association for the Blind:
About 275 walkers ventured through historic downtown Concord, spreading the message that anyone can live and thrive with vision loss. Though multiple new elements were added this year, one key aspect remained the same: our largest fundraising event would not be possible without our generous sponsors, numerous volunteers, and enthusiastic walkers, as well as the many members of our board and staff. Together, we raised almost $85,000 for vital vision rehabilitation programs and services. Thanks to everyone who made this event a resounding success! for pictures and more about this year's Walk, click here.
Strawbery Banke Museum President & CEO Lawrence J. Yerdon on the 2020 grant for virtual History Within Reach programming:
"The Thompson Fund has made possible many of the public education initiatives the museum has advanced over the past two decades, and expanding offerings for remote learning is critical at this juncture. We believe these efforts have would have pleased the Thompsons. The funding is vital and keeps the memory of Roger and Theresa Thompson alive in this institution.”
Noel Sullivan, Pine Tree Society President & CEO
The need for in-home support for children with disabilities has grown dramatically with COVID19. Thirty-five percent of parents surveyed reported that their children were doing little to no remote learning, compared with 17% of their general education peers. Pine Tree Society is poised to make a significant impact in the lives of children with disabilities and their families who are navigating the challenges of distance learning thanks to the Thompson Fund."
Amy Smucker, Assistant Head of School, External Affairs, Berwick Academy
"It is hard to think of a better way to impact a life and a community than the gift of an education. Your support of financial aid truly is life changing and has already made Berwick a stronger and more diverse school. The Roger R. Thompson Endowment Fund Scholars are fully engaged in all aspects of school life and their enthusiasm for Berwick and learning is infectious."
Jane Bard, President of the Children's Museum of New Hampshire.
“While the museum was closed this past summer due to the pandemic, we found success partnering with libraries in the state to provide videos and materials children could use at home. A total of 1,100 children were reached. The Thompson grant funds a second round of free educational materials in partnership with libraries in Dover, Rochester, Portsmouth, Seabrook and Newmarket to distribute them to at least 1,250 children.
The materials include components for parents and caregivers to help assist in the learning.
Denise Doleac, co-founder of the Children's Museum of New Hampshire:
"When Mrs. Thompson was first introduced to the Children’s Museum 15 years ago, she expressed a deep concern for the welfare of families and, specifically, children who were in need. The Funded Membership Program honors her legacy, and we are extremely grateful to the Thompson Endowment Fund as one of our leading supporters through the years.”
NH Governor Maggie Hassan on the opening of the Children's Museum of NH STEAM Innovation Lab:
“Education is the ladder to opportunity. I can’t tell you how grateful I am to the Children’s Museum [for] making this space possible. [It] is going to make us stronger, and it is going to really make sure that we are preparing our children to be the leaders of tomorrow.”