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A future NH firefighter is achieving her dreams

Kaylee Downs of Rochester is earning a degree in fire science from Lakes Region Community College with help from Charitable Foundation Scholarships.

Learning at the edge of the comfort zone

Elizabeth A. Dragon, Keene City Manager and 2019 recipient of the Caroline and Martin Gross Fellowship, reflects on how the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard pushes attendees to the edge of their comfort zone – the best place to learn.

From a Lego robotics kit to ocean engineering

Matthias Page of Claremont, an ocean engineering and mathematics major at the University of New Hampshire, is working his way through school with help from a Charitable Foundation scholarship.

Chipmunk Game Theory 101

The latest installment of "The Outside Story," sponsored by the Wellborn Ecology Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, explains how eastern chipmunks have evolved to be energy maximizers, seeking to strike the optimal balance between energy gain per cheek-pouch load of food and number of trips back to the burrow.

‘Energy circuit rider’ helps towns become more energy-efficient

New position created with funding from Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund brings energy-efficiency to towns and school districts, with an eye to driving demand for sustainable energy systems and creating jobs in related industries

Every tree tells a story

Victoria Elbroch of Kittery, Maine has been awarded the $25,000 Artist Advancement Grant, one of the largest unrestricted grants made to a single artist in the country. The fund from which the annual grant is made was created at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation by a group of generous people who wanted to help cultivate the Piscataqua Region's arts community, boost artists’ careers and help keep them living and working in the area. It may be used for anything an artist needs to advance her work

Dreaming big for the North Country

Megan Flanagan, a four-year recipient of the Neil and Louise Tillotson Scholarship, graduated last spring from the University of Vermont with a degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism. She is now pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration while running two small businesses — and dreaming of a bright future in the North Country

Melissa Jellison awarded 2019 Louise Tillotson Teaching Fellowship

Life science teacher and the STEAM coordinator at White Mountains Regional High School awarded fellowship that recognizes excellence in public education and strives to retain outstanding educators in North Country schools

Community Foundations prepare to help with Hurricane Dorian relief

Community foundations throughout the southeast have activated disaster relief funds to help those affected by the storm. Here's how you can help.

Students garner life lessons on the trail

Jobs for America's Graduates and the Appalachian Mountain Club have partnered up to offer Berlin students meaningful, paid summer employment, skill-building work in environmental stewardship, and exposure to careers in conservation and land management

Medicine to treat the whole child

Dr. Lisa DiBrigida of Amoskeag Health on a whole-family approach that helps children thrive

Something that sticks

Steve Reno, director of Leadership New Hampshire, reflects on themes raised at Charitable Foundation's annual meeting: 'How often do we set out to make community, that is, deliberately to commit ourselves to the betterment of something larger than ourselves?'