2020 Eileen D. Foley Award: Meet the Plummers

Each year, FFI presents the Eileen D. Foley Award to a New Hampshire citizen(s) who takes personal responsibility in making the world a better place. Due to the pandemic, FFI repeatedly postponed its annual event from April to later dates but was unable to actually host a live event. Instead, they created a video for the Plummers to celebrate them. It includes kind words and a little bit of roasting from their colleagues, friends, and family. Above is the trailer for a sneak peek at the video.

We would like to thank the Roast sponsors for maintaining their support while everything was up in the air. We would also like to thank Renee and Dan who insisted that FFI not postpone their Roast into 2021 so that we can hopefully return to the in-person Roast in the summer with a new honoree and allow this event to continue to be our most essential fundraiser of the year. This epitomizes their sense of community first. Please scroll through our digital program and enjoy the show!


2020 Eileen D. Foley Award Recipients

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Dan & Renee Plummer

Renee, Vice President of Marketing for Two International Group, is a familiar face to many local business and community leaders. She has often been tapped by other business organizations to assist in various capacities. In 2005, Senator John Sununu appointed Renee to be one of the NH representatives at the Business and Professional Women’s Leadership Summit in Washington, DC. 

Dan grew up in Amherst, New Hampshire, and is a graduate of Milford High School. Dan joined the New Hampshire Air National Guard and was stationed at the former Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth, NH.

Dan is a talented and precise businessman and highly regarded leader of the Two International Group, which he and a select team of investors formed in 1997. Dan excels at master planning, financing, and problem-solving and remains dedicated to the successful completion of each project he undertakes.

Renee is widely recognized for her talent and energy in getting things done. Renee was named The Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year (2010), received Good Scout Award (2011) and was honored as the New Hampshire Distinguished Citizen (2017) by the Daniel Webster Council/Boy Scouts of America, was named Outstanding Business by NH Business Review (2014), and received the Granite State Legacy Award (2014) from the Manchester Union Leader.

Dan proudly served on the Board of Directors for the NHSPCA and is currently on the Board of Directors of Prescott Park Arts Festival and the Foundation for Seacoast Health. Renee currently sits on the Board of Veterans Count Seacoast, The Plymouth State University President’s Council, and she is a founding member of The Portsmouth Conference.

Renee and Dan founded the Dan and Renee Plummer Endowment Fund, which provides veterans access to substance abuse programs, in 2015.

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About the Eileen D. Foley Award

Each year FFI selects a prominent member of the New Hampshire community to honor with the Eileen D. Foley Award at our annual roast-style fundraiser. A former Portsmouth mayor, Eileen D. Foley dedicated her career to public service and charitable causes. After being presented with the award, each year’s recipient is “roasted” by family and friends.


How the Recipient is Selected

Recipients of the Eileen D. Foley award are chosen by a committee comprised of representatives from the FFI Board of Directors and past recipients of the Award.  The panel meets several times and looks at a variety of categories, including years of service in the “trenches,” scale and scope of service, impact on the community, how they personally align with the values of FFI, and if they truly represent the spirit of the award and Eileen D. Foley, its namesake.

If any community members have suggestions for the selection committee, please contact FFI Executive Director Stephen Martineau at steve@ff.international or a member of the FFI Board of Directors.

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About Eileen D. Foley

In 2008, when we were brainstorming an annual award to recognize people in the community making a difference day in and day out and who we wanted to be an inspiration to our international youth as well as to the local community, the easiest part of the whole process was who we should name the award after Eileen Dondero Foley. She represents the best that the Seacoast has to offer. Her charm, wit, grace under fire, vision, understanding, and commitment to both local and global issues inspired thousands across the street and the world. Friends Forever International was honored to establish the Eileen Dondero Foley Award to commemorate her lifetime of service and to annually recognize those special individuals among us that have taken a personal responsibility to make the world a better place.

With Eileen’s passing in 2016, in partnership with the Foley Family, FFI established the Eileen Dondero Foley Fund. The proceeds from this fund will annually generate enough revenue to bring over one outstanding representative of FFI from our past participants, the Eileen D. Foley Fellow. They will embody the spirit and character of Eileen in perpetuity and share their story at the Annual Dinner and Roast in her name.

The financial goal of this Fund is to raise $25,000 to invest with the Friends Forever International account at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. We are currently at $10,000.

If you would like to join us in honoring Eileen, please send in your support to:

Friends Forever International

1 Morgan Way

Durham, NH 03824

Memo: Eileen Dondero Foley Fund

Or complete this form and select Eileen Dondero Foley Fund in the appropriate spot.


Sponsorship Levels

Presenting Sponsor


  • 1 full-page ad in event program

  • Recognition in all press releases, event materials

  • Video or text submission compilation video honoring Dan and Renee

Leading Sponsor


  • 1 full-page ad in event program

  • Video or text submission compilation video honoring Dan and Renee

Sustaining Sponsor


  • 1/2 page ad in event program

  • Video or text submission compilation video honoring Dan and Renee

Supporting Sponsor


  • 1/3 page ad in event program​

  • Video or text submission compilation video honoring Dan and Renee

Individual Sponsor


  • Listed in event program

  • Video or text submission compilation video honoring Dan and Renee

Program Ad Sponsor

$1,000 - $2,000

  • $2,000 - 1 full-page ad in event program

  • $1,000 - 1/2-page ad in event program

For additional information, please contact Amelia at amelia@ff.international

or give us a call at 603.397.5301.