Wayne Miller speaking at the 2019 Annual Meeting about creating community connections for Black youth and families. (Photo by Cheryl Senter.)

Wayne Miller speaking at the 2019 Annual Meeting about creating community connections for Black youth and families. (Photo by Cheryl Senter.)

2019 Annual Meeting: Where do you find community?

Photos, video from gathering of more than 700 people to celebrate the extraordinary ways that ordinary people are building and strengthening community across the Granite State

Where do you find community?

More than 700 change-makers from all across New Hampshire joined us at the Charitable Foundation’s 2019 annual meeting to hear about extraordinary ways that ordinary people are building community across the Granite State.

We hope you were as inspired as we were by by Martha Dickey, who shared her story about rallying community to help prevent suicide and erase stigma associated with mental illness after losing her son, Jason, to suicide; by Molly Messenger and Josh Arnold, who shared their story about their work with Pittsfield Listens and Global Awareness, Local Action – and their determination to help create the kind of community they aspired to live in right here in New Hampshire; and by Wayne Miller and Living Proof Mentoring – the organization he founded to make sure young people of color were connected with adult mentors of color in their communities.

A special thank you to Bishop Rob Hirschfeld of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, for his powerful message framing the urgency of re-weaving the social fabric of our communities in fractious times; and to Roric Cunningham of Manchester Central High School and the Manchester Community Music School for beginning the evening with some gorgeous cello-playing (and good luck at Julliard in the fall, Roric!).

Please enjoy and share these photos and video from the evening. Thank you for all you do to build and strengthen New Hampshire communities, and thank you for being part of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation community.