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BNH Chosen by Elan Charitable Giving Program for $12,500 Donation


Laconia, New Hampshire – February 22, 2024 – The Elan Charitable Giving program recently announced the distribution of $375,000 in donations, benefiting 30 communities nationwide. Each $12,500 gift was given to a charity selected by an Elan Credit Card partner. Bank of New Hampshire, recognized for its unwavering commitment to community support, was selected as an Elan partner for the program. This contribution was designated to support Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Hampshire, aligning with BNH’s mission to build brighter futures.

CASA provides a voice for children and youth who have experienced abuse and neglect by empowering a statewide network of trained volunteers to advocate on their behalf so they can thrive in safe, permanent homes.

“We’re excited that a financial institution in New Hampshire was selected to facilitate awarding these funds to a worthy organization like CASA”, said Eric Carter, Senior Vice President – Digital Solutions & Innovation Officer. “BNH aligns itself with partners who have the same philanthropic values as we do and as a result, this contribution will help provide for a brighter future for New Hampshire’s youth.”

Since the launch of the Elan Charitable Giving program in 2022, $1.7 million has been distributed to 122 charities. Elan employees have also volunteered 225 hours of their time to further the impact of these gifts. Additional volunteer events with the selected partners and charities will take place in 2024.

“We’re delighted to expand our reach this year to the communities of 15 credit union and 15 community bank partners,” said John Owens, Elan Credit Card General Manager. “From food insecurity and housing to animal shelters and youth arts programming, the Elan Charitable Giving program continues to support the needs of our partner’s communities.”

To learn more about each organization and the impact Elan is making in communities through its charitable giving initiative, visit

Bank of New Hampshire, founded in 1831 provides deposit, lending and wealth management products and services to families and businesses throughout New Hampshire and southern Maine. With 21 banking offices and assets exceeding $2 billion, Bank of New Hampshire is the oldest and one of the largest independent banks in the state. Bank of New Hampshire is a mutual organization, focused on the success of the bank’s customers, communities and employees, rather than stockholders. For more information, call 1.800.832.0912 or visit BNH.Bank.

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Photo Caption: Eric Carter, Senior Vice President – Digital Solutions & Innovation Officer (left) for Bank of New Hampshire and Julie Fenn, Marketing & Digital Media Specialist (right) for Bank of New Hampshire, presented a $12,500 donation to Erica Thoits, Director of Community Relations for CASA NH