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October 27, 2009

W. John Funk Named 2009 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

CONCORD, NH – Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell congratulates W. John Funk for being this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award given by the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Northern New England Chapter. This award recognizes outstanding leadership skills in coordinating and motivating groups of volunteers for fundraising projects that benefit two or more charitable institutions. AFP-NNE will honor Funk at this year’s National Philanthropy Day Awards Celebration on November 5th in Burlington, Vermont.

Funk is recognized for his exceptional leadership role in raising money within New Hampshire’s legal community for programs run by New Hampshire Legal Assistance and the Legal Advice and Referral Center. Attorney Funk has served as chairperson of the two organizations’ integrated boards and as co-chair for the Campaign for Legal Services, a unified effort of NH Legal Assistance, the Legal Advice and Referral Center, and the Pro Bono Referral Program of the NH Bar Association. He was a driving force in the creation of the campaign, and his leadership has helped the campaign raise more than a million and a half dollars in the past seven years.

Attorney Funk is a shareholder-director at Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell. He specializes in financial services law and timeshare law, and regularly lectures on topics affecting the financial services industry. He has been chosen among the "Best Lawyers in America" for the excellence of his work.

Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell P.C. is a multidisciplinary law firm located in Concord, New Hampshire.

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