Lois R. Shea

Senior Writer and Content Manager





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‘You are destined for greater things’

Charitable Foundation Student Aid program helps some 1,500 students each year get the education they need to achieve their dreams

‘We are here for you, we believe you, we will support you.’

WISE of the Upper Valley provides advocacy and support for victims of gender-based violence — and invites the wider community to join in its mission of making that violence a thing of the past

Tools of the Trade: Gifts of closely held stock and related assets

Contributions of all types of stock to charity are growing nationwide. In this installment of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation's "Tools of the Trade" series, Richard Samuels, a director in the Corporate Department of McLane Middleton, talks about how gifts of closely held stock can have big charitable impact — and why timing and planning are critical to the process

Nonprofits are integral to New Hampshire’s vitality

A new report from the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits makes the case that nonprofits are essential to the vitality of New Hampshire communities. The Center for Nonprofits’ CEO Kathleen Reardon talked with the Charitable Foundation’s Lois Shea about the findings

Giving to meet needs as-yet-unforeseen

Story Wright served on the Charitable Foundation board of directors from 1995 to 2003. She understood how frequently needs arose that did not fit neatly into a certain geographic region or fall within the designated purpose of a particular charitable fund. So she set up a Flexible Fund for New Hampshire that could be used to meet community needs as they arose

Information + Inspiration: 2020 Charitable Giving Guide

New Hampshire Business Review’s fifth-annual Charitable Giving Guide showcases the depth and breadth of New Hampshire's nonprofit sector and provides information and inspiration for giving and volunteering

Anthony Poore on the urgency of the humanities

The executive director of New Hampshire Humanities in conversation with the Charitable Foundation's Lois Shea about the urgency of the humanities at this moment in history; bringing new voices into the conversation in New Hampshire; and how politically conscious hip-hop changed his world

Bill and Esther Levy scholarship has helped scores of students afford college

The Bill and Esther Levy Scholarship Fund provides college money for students of Kennett High School in North Conway, which serves eight towns in the Mount Washington Valley. Bill’s stepson, Ron Collins, remembered Bill Levy saying: “I want the kids in the Valley to have a chance. If they have the gumption to go to school, but not the money, I’m going to help them.’

Charitable Foundation designated a ‘recovery-friendly workplace’

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has been designated a recovery-friendly workplace by Governor Christopher T. Sununu. The governor’s “recovery-friendly workplace initiative” promotes wellness for Granite Staters by empowering workplaces to provide support for people recovering from substance use disorders and those supporting family members in recovery

Restoring the American Dream: Five Questions for Nisha Patel

Nisha Patel, who led the U.S. Partnership on Mobility from Poverty, spoke with the Foundation's Lois Shea about why poverty is about more than economic hardship, why the narratives about poverty in the U.S. need to change, and why she is optimistic that the American Dream can be restored

Strategic Storytelling for Good workshops offered for nonprofits

Charitable Foundation and NH Center for Nonprofits team up to bring in national experts on strategic storytelling for workshops in Manchester and Plymouth. Register now to learn how to shape and sharpen your organization's storytelling strategies in ways that motivate audiences to take action. Presented by Douglas Hattaway and Tim Lewis of Hattway Communications, architects of the Communications Network's "Storytelling for Good" online platform

‘Claremonters Helping Claremonters’

A growing number of individuals and families are 'paying it forward' to Claremont and surrounding communities by becoming part of the Fund for Greater Claremont. Grants from the fund have helped connect kids with reading mentors at school; provide wraparound services for struggling families through the local family resource center; provide free dental care for kids; prevent domestic violence; support the local community center — and more