The Sandi Van Scoyoc Legacy Award

In 2014, the NH Children’s Health Foundation Board of Directors established the Sandi Van Scoyoc Legacy Award. As our founding President, the award honors her commitment to improving the health of New Hampshire’s children.

The award recognizes a New Hampshire not-for-profit organization (or an individual who works for a non-profit) that demonstrates exemplary and aspirational commitment or innovation toward improving the health of New Hampshire’s children and families.

In recognition of their work, the recipient receives a check in the amount of $2,500*.

Nominees should have advanced best practices in one of the NH Children’s Health Foundation’s priority areas: increasing access to children’s health and dental insurance coverage, promoting oral health prevention, preventing childhood obesity, reducing food insecurity, or preventing and reducing childhood trauma. Nominees are not required to be current or past NH Children’s Health Foundation grantees.

Previous recipients include Roberta Abodeely, school nurse at the Dr. Norman W. Crisp Elementary School in Nashua; Tammy Levesque, coordinator of the Laconia Health and Wellness Academy, Laconia School District; Krystal Alpers, Franklin’s Parks and Recreation Director; Helene Mogridge, CEO of the Keene Family YMCA and and Jaime Hoebeke, Director of the Manchester Health Department’s Neighborhood Health Division.

* Awards to individuals are subject to taxes, unless directed to a tax-exempt entity


  • A New Hampshire nonprofit organization (or an individual) that has demonstrated an exemplary and aspirational commitment or innovation to “improve the health and wellness of New Hampshire’s children and families,” specific to an HNH Foundation funding priority.
  • Nominated organizations must be in good standing with the New Hampshire Secretary of State.
  • Nominations should not exceed two pages and should describe:
  1. The nominee’s exemplary and aspirational commitment or innovation toward improving the health of New Hampshire’s children and families
  2. Specifics about the nominee’s record of achievement and a description of the impact the nominee has had on the community



Award nominations will be solicited in January. The honoree will be notified in March and the award presented in the spring.

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