Who We Are
The NHWGA Charitable Foundation is a non-profit 501c(3) organization whose mission is to support women’s golf in New Hampshire through scholarships and grants to individuals and organizations whose mission is similar to ours.
Our organization was initially established in 2018 to provide supplemental financial support to the New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association (NHWGA). Since its inception in the 1950s the association supported women’s golf in New Hampshire offering tournaments and events for women statewide. Due to their IRS status their primary source of income was membership dues as they were unable to raise funds via traditional methods of donations and/or sponsorships. Hence the establishment of the Charitable Foundation which can accept donations and seek sponsorships. When the NHWGA transition to the New Hampshire Golf Association (NHGA) in 2022, some funds that they held in reserves were endowed to the NHWGA Charitable Foundation to continue the legacy of awarding scholarships to young women seeking a post-secondary education; and a grant endowment to continue supporting both individuals and organizations catering to women golfers in New Hampshire.
We are thankful for the contribution of the NHWGA. Our work is just beginning but with your help we can continue to support women’s golf in New Hampshire.
To promote women’s golf through scholarships and grants to individuals and organizations committed to growing the game.
The NHWGA Charitable Foundation is operated exclusively to provide funding and other financial support through scholarships, subsidies and grants to the youth and other qualified individuals of New Hampshire and to affiliate with other non-profit organizations whose objectives are similar to ours.
Meet The team
Nancy has a passion for golf and volunteering. She has been a member of Concord Country Club for over 30 years, holding officer positions on both of their board of directors as well as their Women’s league. She also has served on the NH Women’s Golf Association (NHWGA) as a board member, including past president.
Nancy has been a proven advocate to work with all partners to build a strong foundation for the betterment of women’s golf, locally and statewide.
As a board member of this unique and important Foundation, she hopes to develop new initiatives and opportunities that will ensure our golf community to prosper.
Mary Jane Cormier
Mary Jane Cormier has been involved in New Hampshire sports for nearly 55 years. She has officiated basketball and baseball at all levels for over 40 years. In 2004 she was the first female to be certified to do Boys High School baseball. She is also, a certified scuba instructor.
After years away from golf, she returned in 2011 and joined the New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association (NHWGA) in 2012. After attending the annual meeting in 2014, she was asked to join the board as a member-at-large. She then went on to serve as Vice President and President of the board.
She is currently self-employed and enjoys playing golf at Souhegan Woods. She has been a board member of the NHWGA Charitable Foundation since its inception.
Her goal is the continuation of the NHWGA legacy of contributing to golf for young woman in the State of New Hampshire.
Dana Harrity is a well known female amateur golfer in the Granite State. She has won the New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association Championship a total of 16 times, the first time in 1982. She has also won the NHWGA Senior Championship twice, 2015 and 2017. In 2016, she was named the NHWGA Player of the Year. And she has been inducted in the New Hampshire Golf Hall of Fame.
Dana won the 2014 New England Women’s Golf Association Championship. She has competed in seven U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championships. She has competed in 30 USGA Championships; 7 US Amateur Championships, 10 US Mid-Amateur Championships, 9 US Senior Championships and 4 State Team championships.
She served on the board of directors of the New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association (NHWGA) and served as their president. She also headed up the NHWGA Junior Girls Championship for 2 years and as Vice President chaired the NHWGA scholarship committee.
Her goal is to encourage women to compete in both regional and national golf tournaments as well as, emphasizing that women of all ages and abilities, set goals in golf and strive to reach them.
Christine took up golf at the start of her 5th decade. An avid golfer, she served as the president of the Ladies league at Eagle Creek Golf Course, Indianapolis IN and was also a member for a number of years with Indiana’s Executive Women’s Golf Association. Upon moving to New Hampshire in 2011, she joined the New Hampshire’s Women’s Golf Association (NHWGA) and served as secretary of that organization for 7 years. She was instrumental in the development and maintenance of the NHWGA’s website and will continue in that capacity here at the NHWGA Charitable Foundation. She also volunteers with the New Hampshire Golf Association (NHGA) rating New Hampshire golf courses.
Her goal is to encourage and support those women new to the sport through events, lessons and education.
Dorene has been a member of Hoodkroft Country Club and NHWGA since 1976 and is a member of a golfing family. Dorene has been the Club Champion at Hoodkroft Country Club and served on their board of directors for years. In addition, she has been a member of the Hoodkroft Ladies league for 40 years, and served as president and treasurer of the league.
Dorene was on the board of directors of NHWGA for 11 years as Treasurer of that organization. Both of my daughters received the NHWGA scholarship, which prompted her to volunteer with NHWGA and serve on the board.
Dorene graduated from SNHU and received her masters in accounting from Bentley University. Dorene is a CPA and involved in several professional organizations.