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Attorney Dennis Morgan Named President of the Pequawket Foundation

February 18, 2016

NORTH CONWAY, NH – Dennis L. Morgan, director at the law firm of Cooper Cargill Chant, was named President of the Pequawket Foundation at their annual meeting on February 11, 2016. Morgan became a member of the organization in 2010 and nominated as trustee in February 2013. Morgan succeeds outgoing President Jody Skelton.

“I’m honored to be appointed President of the Foundation,” stated Morgan. “I look forward to continuing the legacy of our original supporter, Helen Gibson, who along with her husband Harvey Dow Gibson, gave so much to our community.”

Morgan shared that leading an organization that solely supports local organizations and individuals attracted him to the role. The scholarship program it supports is particularly of interest to him – the Bill and Esther Levy Scholarship Fund. Since it was established in 2004, it has awarded over $850,000 in scholarships to Kennett High School graduates heading to college.

Among his professional accomplishments and affiliations, Dennis was named as in 2014 as a Top 10 Attorney by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys; and is a member of the Carroll County Bar Association; New Hampshire Bar Association, Board of Governors; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys; and the New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association.

Morgan is an active member of the community. In addition to his role as President for Pequawket Foundation, he also is Past President for the Eastern Slope Ski Foundation, Director for the Mount Washington Valley Ski Touring Foundation, and Vice President/Director for the Mount Washington Valley Lacrosse Club.

The Pequawket Foundation was founded on December 31, 1958, by a group of Valley business leaders, initially for the purpose of preserving rail service to the region. Later, the Foundation was funded by the proceeds of the sale of the Gibson Block on Main Street in North Conway. This was a gift of Mrs. Helen Gibson, a generous community leader whose mark, along with that of her husband, Harvey Dow Gibson, can be found on myriad community resources around the valley. The Pequawket Foundation assets total over $475,000, and grants made to community organizations have exceeded $440,000 since 1992.

Morgan joined Cooper Cargill Chant in 2001. Cooper Cargill Chant is the largest law firm north of the lakes region in New Hampshire. With its main office in North Conway, New Hampshire, Cooper Cargill Chant lawyers have won numerous awards for their representation of clients throughout New Hampshire, including awards for legal service to the poor, for work in domestic violence cases, in helping form and develop businesses, and in personal injury work.

For more information on the Pequawket Foundation, go to www.pequawket.org.