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24th Annual Good Samaritan Awards

Mark your calendar for the 2019 Good Samaritan Awards Celebration to be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.

Each year, PCS recognizes those individuals who pursue extraordinary measures to strengthen communities and improve life in New Hampshire. PCS has honored Good Samaritans since 1996 and over 130 individuals are among the esteemed honorees.

PCS set to honor five Good Samaritans at the 24th Annual Awards Celebration on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. This year's honorees include: Mary Georges, Founder, Victory Women of NH; Erik Lesniak, Vice President of Business Development, NH Fisher Cats; John and Susan Monson, Co-Founders, Brown Monson Foundation; George Reese, Deacon, Bedford Presbyterian Church.

Click here to read the official press release.

If you're interested in sponsoring or making a donation to our annual event, please contact Marcia Burns by calling PCS at 603.627.2702.

About the Good Samaritan Awards

Each year, PCS proudly hosts the Annual Good Samaritan Awards Celebration. This unique celebration honors individuals who have pursued extraordinary measures to strengthen communities and improve life in New Hampshire. Since 1996, PCS has honored more than 100 individuals in various industries, including business, nonprofit, legal, education, media, arts, religion, medicine and healing.

Proceeds from the Good Samaritan Awards Banquet will:

  • Assist those individuals and families who do not have the financial means necessary to secure the counseling services they need and
  • Support programs and services that meet the ever changing needs of our community.

The wellness of our friends and neighbors is the core of what keeps our community positive and productive.

See all our Good Samaritan Award Honorees from the past 24 years!

2019 Good Samaritan Honorees

Mary Georges

Mary Georges
Founder, Victory Women of NH

Georges is the Director and Founder of Victory Women of Vision, a non-profit organization that helps women and families from Africa, and primarily the Congo, integrate into communities in New Hampshire. This includes helping them work through government bureaucracy, connect with community resources, access health care and education, find work, and establish a safe and healthy life here. In addition, she is a Selectwoman in Manchester's Ward 3, and a steering committee member of Women of the World of New England, the Congolese Association of the USA and the NH Alliance for Healthy Aging.

Erik Lesniak

Erik Lesniak
VP of Business Development, NH Fisher Cats

In addition to his role as VP of Business Development for the NH Fisher Cats, Lesniak is an active member of the Queen City Rotary Club, a member of the Manchester Little League Board of Directors, an advisory Board member with the Manchester Salvation Army, a volunteer with InTown Manchester, a member of the War on Terror Memorial Fund Committee, and a volunteer with Caregivers, an agency that helps elderly and disabled persons remain in their homes as long as possible.

Susan and John Monson

Susan and John Monson
Co-Founders, Brown Monson Foundation

The Monsons co-founded the Brown Monson Foundation, a non-profit and private foundation that supports national and international charitable, educational, artistic, and conservation programs. Additionally, Susan has done extensive volunteer work for several organizations, including the Girl Scouts, the NH Symphony Orchestra, the Currier Art Gallery, and the NH Audubon Society. John's volunteer activities have supported the Bedford Land Trust, the Safari Club international, and the NH Wildlife Heritage Foundation.

George Reese

George Reese
Deacon, Bedford Presbyterian Church

Reese is an ordained elder and deacon at the Bedford Presbyterian Church. He was a driving force behind the establishment of Helping Hands, an organization focused on re-building homes following natural disasters, and the Bedford Community Food Pantry. A gifted organizer, George has a knack for recognizing community needs, inspiring others to help, creating work teams, and providing practical assistance to those in need, without calling attention to himself.

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