John Donovan of the New England Lighthouse Lovers was presented with an ALF Len Hadley Volunteerism award during the American Lighthouse Foundation’s annual Gala, which was held at the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport, Maine, on May 7, 2017.
John Donovan joined NELL in January 2014, and immediately started making an enormous impact on the group. He has contributed to NELL in many ways, but the most vital has been his work on our digital and print marketing tools.
John elevated our digital profile to a much-needed new level, with a beautiful website built on a modern platform. He has worked hard to build our Facebook presence, which has had direct correlation to membership numbers. He also has taken the same standard to creating a suite of printed promotional materials, including new rack brochures, and has also become the new editor of our Beacon newsletter.
In a time where preservation groups thrive from their Internet presence, John’s work has been vital to NELL’s recent successes, and that combined with his can-do spirit make him a very worthy recipient of the Len Hadley Volunteerism Award.