Lois R. Shea

Senior Writer and Content Manager





Latest Posts


Bequest supports music education

David Brooks loved music. He left a legacy to make sure New Hampshire kids get the chance to love music, too

A public-health emergency — and how you can help

Sweeping measures are needed to turn the corner on the state's drug crisis. But there are also some basic, tangible things that average citizens can do to help. Here are five

How to ‘pop the question’ about charitable giving

Robin Young of Northstar Financial Planning on getting to the heart of what is most important to people

Toward a more thriving North Country

The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund 2017 Report to the Community tells the stories of work that is boosting Coös County and surrounding regions — made possible by the Tillotsons' generosity

Thinking about mentoring? Here’s how to get started

Mentors help our kids to thrive. Hundreds of New Hampshire kids are on waiting lists, hoping that caring adult will come along to spend some time with them

A forest stays a forest — and generates money to give

A generous family donated the 2,086-acre Beaver Brook Forest to the Charitable Foundation. Now, the land is in process of being conserved forever, and charitable resources generated by the sale are already at work in New Hampshire communities

From a hardscrabble start, Jim Curvey built on education to succeed

Now, the Curvey family's philanthropy is helping others get the education they need, and helping struggling families in Carroll County

New scholarship fund to help new Americans

Photographer Becky Field, who has been documenting the lives of immigrant and refugee families since 2012, has partnered with the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to establish Different Roots, Common Dreams Scholarship Fund

Arts matter

In New Hampshire, nonprofit arts and culture organizations improve the quality of life — and pack an impressive economic punch

Full of hope

A $3 million anonymous gift to a donor-advised fund will help moms and babies affected by substance use

Opportunity Network gets Ford Foundation grant

Community Foundation Opportunity Network is working to ensure that all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential

A giving family

Nancy and Paul Amato use a donor-advised fund to support their community and pass on a tradition of giving to the next generation