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New Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire players in Bedford gear up to knock ’em out of the park

Friday, July 4, 2014

The Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire has some new players on deck this spring.

“We are very excited with the changes to our Development Team,” said Paula Mattis, president and CEO. Management at ARLNH promoted Karen Moynihan from director of Major Events to senior director of Philanthropy and called in Terry Wiegelman for director of Major Events.

In its 110th year – a decade older than the revered Fenway – ARLNH is gearing up to knock them out of the park in the years ahead for this organization.

“By promoting Karen Moynihan, we will be able to utilize her skills and strengths to further develop the kind of network that an organization like the league needs to be successful,” Mattis commented.

Moynihan joined the league in 2013 bringing with her more than 10 years in the fundraising big leagues having played for such organizations as the Capitol Center for the Arts, the Currier Museum of Art and the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association.

As ARLNH’s senior director of Philanthropy, Moynihan plans to get ducks on the pond by establishing new relationships and securing funding for new initiatives.

It’s not a brand new ballgame for Wiegelman either.

“Our new director of Major Events is stepping into a well-developed events program that she will continue to grow,” Mattis said. Wiegelman, with 15 years of marketing experience in the financial services industry, is bringing her A game. Wiegelman will pursue corporate sponsorships while coordinating event teams and making a home run out of each of the league’s signature plays throughout the season: Evening of Compassion in May, Pet Fair in September and the Auction Gala in November.

Despite not being a band of bearded brothers, both women bring their love of animals to the league each day. Moynihan’s home team fan base – consisting of husband, Dave, and their two adopted dogs, Jackson (a hound/lab mix) and Calvin (a German Shepherd) – cheer her on from Manchester. Wiegelman’s home team fan base – consisting of husband, Karl, and their two dogs, Morgan and Beau, and two cats, Boris and Chester – cheer her on from Dunbarton.

The Animal Rescue League of NH holds open try-outs for partners and sponsors on an on-going basis. If businesses or individuals want to be a part of the field of dreams, they can contact these Moynihan and Wiegelman at 472-5788 or and Details about up-coming events and sponsorship opportunities are posted on the league’s website at

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