Lois R. Shea

Senior Writer and Content Manager





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A fitting legacy for Claremont’s kids

Rene Lacasse of Claremont was an immigrant, a United States Navy veteran, a steel worker, a dad and a coach. He loved basketball, and he thought all kids should have the opportunity to play sports. Now, a fund in his name at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is covering registration fees for kids in need to participate in sports and other activities at the local community center

Investing in affordable housing

An impact investment from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is helping Twin Pines Housing create energy-efficient, affordable housing for 29 families in the Upper Valley, which is one of the tightest housing markets in the state

Remembering Ryan

The Bishop family created a fund to honor their youngest son and give life-changing opportunity to kids in need

New scholarship fund to distribute more than $100k annually to NH engineering students

The Norman F. and Marilyn W. Jones Scholarship Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation will make its first awards this year

New study offers insights on strategic ways to invest in early childhood

RAND Corporation study looks at strategies for wise investments in home visiting and preschool that will give more New Hampshire children the opportunity to thrive

To protect and defend civil liberties

Jeanne Hruska, ACLU-NH's policy director, is a policy wonk with a tenacious streak

Meet Michael Turmelle

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation's new director of education and career initiatives on advancing "65 by 25," the barriers too many kids face, and the tennis coach who changed his life

A New Life program is helping moms and babies thrive

Moms and babies affected by the state's opioid crisis are getting wraparound treatment and services in a midwife-created program at North Conway's Memorial Hospital

Charitable Foundation grants nearly $3.3 million in operating support to nonprofits

Funding from Foundation's Community Grants program is now focused entirely on providing multiyear operating support to nonprofits working all over New Hampshire

The power of a very generous crowd

Here are just a few examples of what happens in New Hampshire communities when people give, and work, together

‘Mrs. Hood is the light in our school’

Patty Hood, who has spent her career devoted to Berlin's students, has been awarded the annual Louise Tillotson Teaching Fellowship, which recognizes excellence in public-school teaching

Today’s opportunity, tomorrow’s workforce

Giving hard-working New Hampshire kids a roadmap to success