Lois R. Shea

Senior Writer and Content Manager





Latest Posts


Today’s opportunity, tomorrow’s workforce

Giving hard-working New Hampshire kids a roadmap to success

Young grantmakers take the lead

The Empower Coös Youth Grantmaking Program of the Charitable Foundation's Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund is giving young people the opportunity to make some grantmaking decisions, learn about local needs and trends, develop leadership skills and deepen connections to community

Foundation, Business NH Magazine come together to honor nonprofits

Annual Foundation grant honoring nonprofit excellence will now be made in conjunction with Business New Hampshire Magazine's Business of the Year Awards. Application deadline is January 11

Ways to help people affected by California wildfires

Community foundations in California are helping to deploy donations where they are most needed for relief, recovery and rebuilding after devastating fires

Greater giving starts here

New guide explains how the Charitable Foundation helps generous people do great things with their giving

“I would like to do something extraordinary in my field”

A partnership with the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation means that students who had faced barriers to opportunity are getting degrees, technical training and certificates to help them succeed in NH's workforce

Beyond the stigma: hub-and-spoke lessons from Vermont

During October, "Solutions Journalism" series explored "hub-and-spoke" lessons from neighboring Vermont, how Manchester's ACERT team is helping children who have been exposed to trauma, and more

Sachiko Akiyama awarded 2018 Artist Advancement Grant

Portsmouth sculptor awarded grant that helps cultivate the Piscataqua region’s arts community, boost artists’ careers and helps keep them living and working in the area

Do Good and Do Well

Experts weigh in on why philanthropic planning is an important part of business planning, particularly when planning for transition

Information + Inspiration: 2019 Charitable Giving Guide

New Hampshire Business Review's annual giving guide helps spread the word about the great work of New Hamsphire's nonprofit sector

Giving at year-end? Some important dates to remember

Nonprofits rely on year-end gifts to provide critical services in our communities. When considering gifts of cash or securities through the Charitable Foundation, keep these dates in mind

How to ‘pop the question’ about charitable giving

In the latest installment of the Foundation's "How to Pop the Question about Charitable Giving" series, we talk with Adam Ruedig of the Ruedig Group of UBS Financial Services, about why the conversation matters so much, how giving connects people to community, and the 'Baby Boomer zeitgeist'