CLM Dedicates Donor Recognition Giving Tree Sculpture

A dedication ceremony for “Center for Life Management Giving Tree” was held on Thursday, November 4. The 13’ bronze sculpture was created by David Little of Winnipesaukee Forge, Meredith, NH and commissioned by the Center for Life Management Foundation to recognize the generosity of donors.

The sculpture was dedicated to the greater Derry community and will serve as the foundation for the charitable giving program at CLM. “The generosity of donor gifts enables CLM to continue to lift the human spirit with the treatment of mental illness for those in need. Relying on gifts from others builds the charitable foundation enabling CLM to offer programs and services that help clients live independently while managing their mental illness,” explained Vic Topo, President and CEO.

The beautiful, hand forged sculpture was created by Little, a state juried artist blacksmith with the NH League of Craftsmen, who has been working at his craft for more than 40 years. This sculpture is an opportunity for the community to remember, memorialize, or honor someone with their donation. On the tree, tricolor leaves have individualized engraved messages and recognize charitable gift levels.
For more information about the ‘Giving Tree or to make a charitable gift, call Melissa Ballard Sullivan, Director of Philanthropy at (603) 956-0770 or email Online donations can be made at

Photos captions L to R:
Center for Life Management Board members Rebecca Sanborn, Susan Davis and Gail Corcoran with Melissa Ballard Sullivan, Director of Philanthropy and Vic Topo, President and CEO.

Artist-Blacksmith David Little

Center for Life Management Giving Tree hand forged sculpture.