Lois R. Shea

Senior Writer and Content Manager





Latest Posts


Gather: on a mission to make sure no one goes hungry

For more than 200 years, this nonprofit has been innovating to meet community needs

On a mission to welcome people home

Diane and her family got stable, affordable housing through Twin Pines Housing. Which meant that she was able to focus on getting well and finding a good job

Exploring solutions: help for kids, more money to fight crisis, and reasons for optimism

"Beyond the Stigma" series in the New Hampshire Union Leader takes a "solutions journalism" approach to reporting on addiction and behavioral health

Bishop A. Robert Hirschfeld, Pawn Nitichan and Dianne Mercier join Foundation Board

Bishop of the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire, Executive Director of City Year New Hampshire and President of People’s United Bank in New Hampshire join 13-member governing board

On a mission to help our kids thrive

Lakes Region Child Care provides high-quality early education to 424 infants and children from 28 towns

This part of the conversation is easy

In the latest installment of the Foundation's "How to Pop the Question about Charitable Giving" series, estate planning attorney Andrea Sennott discusses her matter-of-fact approach, ideas for structuring giving...and an unforgettable scavenger hunt

$600k in grants will support river and watershed conservation projects

Projects will help improve water quality, habitat, biodiversity, flood resilience in Connecticut River watershed

Chronicle of Philanthropy features Foundation work combating addiction

'New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Takes the Lead in Battling Opioid Abuse' traces the roots of the work, the partnerships that have made it so effective, and takes a look at what's next

On a mission to prevent addiction

Members of the Makin’ It Happen Coalition for Resilient Youth see drugs and alcohol as a clear and present danger to their generation. They are deflecting that danger with a potent weapon: the optimism of the young

Dianne Mercier: championing NH’s nonprofits

When this bank president was a young, single mom, nonprofits helped her family and helped her build a career. Now she is a tireless champion for the nonprofit sector

Exploring solutions: drug court, needle exchange, curbing over-prescription

"Beyond the Stigma" series in the New Hampshire Union Leader takes a "solutions journalism" approach to reporting on addiction and behavioral health

A legacy of caring and joy

Lois Roy Dickerman created a fund that will support New Hampshire communities forever