One generous family kickstarted the greatest charitable legacy that New Hampshire has ever known. Former New Hampshire Gov. Huntley Spaulding, his wife Harriet Spaulding and his sister Marion Potter left their family fortunes to charity. They did not dictate what should be done with the money after they died. Instead, they named trusted advisors to distribute the funds.
Over 15 years, those advisors distributed $16.8 million on causes from health care to education and the environment. When $2.7 million remained, they seeded the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation — ensuring a permanent source of philanthropic capital that would continue to do good in New Hampshire forever. Today, the Foundation comprises nearly 2,000 charitable funds totaling more than $750 million and distributes more than $40 million every year.
Now, when generous people include the Foundation in their estate plans, they join the Spauldings and Potters in that legacy for good. We celebrate them as members of the Spaulding-Potter Circle Legacy Society.
To learn more about including charitable giving in your estate plans, please contact Laura Rauscher, director of philanthropy, at 800-464-6641 ext. 274 or Laura.Rauscher@nhcf.org.