Get Involved


We got a visit from our loyal sponsor, Mr. Tom Hosey from Enterprise Bank, who personally delivered their sponsorship check. Thank you Enterprise!


Our 16th Annual Family Matters is coming up:  if you want your business to be featured as a special community partner, look here for sponsorship information . Email the form to and we look forward to working with you!

A glimpse of past auctions: starring our wild & wooly friend and auctioneer Bill Burke!

Bill in action:

Wearing his custom tie reading "It's For the Children!"

Making friends with some Parisian can can dancers:

A packed house:

Enjoying a great night

Homegrown entertainment from the Red Star twirlers:

Alan Cote presiding at the podium:

The Upper Room is proud to have strong community partners and supporters like Parkland Medical Center and Enterprise Bank.

Our sponsors and friends helped us celebrate Mardi Gras in style!

One of our VIPs Steve Dente accepts his prize for the King Cake Baby game. A crown and a bottle of Bourbon St. Bourbon. Bill Gardocki looks on with a big smile.

Alan Cote kept up a peppy pace auctioning off terrific auction items like a stay in Aruba and a basket of ski passes.


To see photos from our Chocolate Deco Auction, click here.


Join Our Board

The Upper Room has an exceptional group of community leaders that make up its Board of Directors. From all walks of life, businesses and levels of involvement, our Board actively participates at the Upper Room in areas of financial management and fundraising, to legal matters, marketing communications and agency expansion. The Board's annual Family Matters Auction is the major annual fundraiser providing much needed dollars towards The Upper Room's administration and miscellaneous program funding.

If you are interested in becoming a member of The Upper Room board the process would include a meeting with the Executive Director and our Board Chair at The Upper Room. In this initial meeting we can both learn about each other and see if our organization would be a good fit for your interests. At that time you will be given a Board application and additional information for you to review. Next, you are invited to attend and observe an actual Board meeting. After this, if it is determined that Board membership is a good fit for both parties; you will be presented to the Board for an official vote of acceptance.

Please contact Brenda Guggisberg, our Interim Executive Director,at for more information on how to join our Board of Directors.


Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

As a community organization, individuals who donate their time, whether a few hours per month or several hours per week are at the heart of our agency.

We offer a variety of volunteer and internship positions:

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Childcare - TIPS and FOG
  • Food Pantry
  • Greater Derry Juvenile Diversion Community Review Team
  • Administrative Support
  • Special Events
  • Building Maintenance
  • Landscaping

Internship Opportunities:

  • Greater Derry Juvenile Diversion and Community Service Learning Opportunities
  • Parent Support
  • Childcare
  • Parrent Support and Community Connections
  • Marketing and Public Relations


Safety is of the utmost concern and priority at The Upper Room. We truly value volunteers at The Upper Room and as part of our security measures, an application/Information packet must be completed for all interns, volunteers and community service workers. Regular volunteers and interns must be 18 years of age and complete a criminal background check. There is a cost for security/background checks. We welcome your offer to volunteer and appreciate a contribution of $15 to cover the cost of this background check in order to keep our children safe.

A ll individuals interested in volunteering or interning for the agency are required to attend an orientation session.   Attendance to this orientation is required prior to beginning a volunteer position or internship.  If you are interested in volunteering for The Upper Room, please contact Diane 437-8477 x 14.


The Upper Room Corporate Sponsors

Thank you to our current Corporate Sponsors for their amazing support for The Upper Room!

Enterprise Bank

Parkland Medical Center           Well Sense Health Plan

nora Systems                             Derry Medical Center

The Zoo                                      Vanguard Dental

La Carreta                                   Runners Alley

Cyr Lumber                                 Stonyfield Yogurt     

Cross Insurance Agency            Rig-A-Tony's

T Bones                                     

Brownell Insurance                       Orange Theory

Panera Bread                               Giovanni's

Royal T Car Wash                        Salem Firefighters

Blackberry Bakery                        Southern NH Education Ctr.

Amphora                                        Hampstead Health & Fitness

Carina's Cakes                              Derry Parks and Recreation

Tuscan Market                                Princess Jewelers

Simpson Painting                           Sherwin Williams

The Upper Room has developed a Corporate Sponsorship Program, designed to be mutually beneficial. Our unique sponsorship packages are customizable, allowing you to choose which incentives offer the most value to your business.

Take a look at our Corporate Sponsorship Menu below, or choose to download the menu and forms for submission .

Interested parties may contact Brenda Guggisberg, Executive Director, at .

Customizable Sponsorship Packages :

Benefits are good for one year’s time, unless otherwise noted

Gold - $10,000


  • 2 items from category A
  • + 3 items from category B
  • + 3 items from category C
Silver - $5,000


  • 3 items from category B
  • + 3 items from category C
Bronze - $1,000


  • 3 items from category C

Category A

  • A1 – Ten minute speaking opportunity at one event per year**
    • Topic must include how your business helps the community
    • Pick from Supporter’s Reception , and Annual Family Matters Auction (Nov.)
  • A2 – The Upper Room Board of Directors membership for one company representative**
  • A3 - Logo on rolling presentation behind speaker(s) at Annual Family Matters Auction
  • A4 - Sponsor name on The Upper Room t-shirt***
    • Distributed to staff, volunteers, and program participants
  • A5 - Ten complimentary tickets to Annual Family Matters Auction**


Category B  

  • B1 - Banner at one event per year* (Banner to be supplied by sponsor)
    • Pick from HiSET Graduation (June), DerryFest (Sept)., and Annual Family Matters Auction (Nov.)
  • B2 - Vendor table at one event per year**
    • Pick from DerryFest (Sept.), and Annual Family Matters Auction (Nov.)
  • B3 - Four complimentary Tickets to Annual Family Matters Auction*
  • B4 - Recognition in The Upper Room’s lobby
  • B5 - Company name listed on The Upper Room website or brochure of specifc program

Category C

  • C1 – Name listed in newsletter
  • C2 – Name and logo listed on website with link included
  • C3 – Name and logo included on social media posts three times per year
  • C4 – Name listed in three press releases per year*
  • C5 – Name and logo listed in e-mail blasts three times per year
  • C6 – Half page ad in Annual Family Matters Auction program booklet
  • C7 – Piece of collateral or promotional item included in goody bag at Annual Family Matters Auction*

* = Limited to 5 sponsors
** = Limited to 3 sponsors
*** = Limited to 1 sponsor

Other ways to get involved

There are many ways you can get involved with The Upper Room. From volunteer and internship opportunities, to becoming a member of our dynamic Board of Directors or providing financial or in-kind support, every gift of time and resources both small and large works to make this community a better place for everyone.

Fundraising & Community Events

Join us for our 16th Annual Family Matters Auction!  Tickets here .


Photos from our 2nd annual TURRFF road race!


We have the best sponsors for TURRFF: The Upper Room Road Race For Families:

If you and your business

would like to be featured

in this elite group of

community leaders,

please see our Sponsorship form.





The Upper Room Annual Ice Cream Social

August 16, 2017  3- 6 PM

36 Tsienneto Road Derry, NH

Ice cream, activities, character visits, games,

and family fun!

Invited: Children, Parents, Grandparents,

Community members, funders, neighbors!




Family Matters Auction

The Upper Room's 16th Annual Family Matters Auction

November 9, 2017   5:30 PM

Birch Wood Vineyards, Derry NH

For more information on tickets/sponsorships or inquiry or 603-437-8477 x17




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