By Lois R. Shea, Senior Writer and Communications Officer |
John Harrigan was a legendary New Hampshire figure. Harrigan was an avid newsman, a passionate outdoorsman, a generous spirit, a valued community member and a keeper of North Country knowledge and lore. As editor of the Colebrook News & Sentinel, he was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news in 1998. Harrigan, a friend to many on both sides of the Notches, died in December of 2022.
The New Hampshire Wildlife Coalition, which Harrigan co-founded with Chris Schadler, has created a scholarship at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation in his honor. The John Harrigan Memorial Scholarship Fund will help New Hampshire students who are studying Journalism and/or Environmental Science or Policy. The Fund will disburse annual awards to students studying toward an undergraduate or graduate degree or at a certificate-generating school of continuing education.
To contribute to the John Harrigan Memorial Scholarship Fund, visit give.nhcf.org/JohnHarriganScholarship.
Placing giving and volunteering at the center of your organizational culture and identity is not only great for communities and the people in them — it also helps recruit, engage and retain great employees.
Through their donor-advised fund, Rev. Nancy Talbott and husband Steve Cole have helped clothe, house and feed families; helped children further their education or attend summer camp; enabled families to pay soaring utility bills; welcomed immigrants and refugees; sheltered families in crisis; provided Covid-19 relief; supported hurricane rebuilding; and provided for numerous childcare, youth and senior programs.
Elizabeth Bickel’s parents were immigrants who found ways to help other immigrants. Now, a scholarship in her name continues that legacy.
Rockburn, assistant commissioner of New Hampshire’s Department of Administrative Services, will attend an intensive, three-week program at the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government with public servants from around the world.
New Hampshire Business Review's 2023 Charitable Giving Guide encourages people to give to the nonprofits that make New Hampshire better for all of us.
Camp Doucet was enjoyed by thousands of Nashua children for decades. When it fell out of use, the nonprofit association that managed it decided to create two funds to benefit children and families in the Nashua region forever.
David C. Prescott saved for years to create a scholarship that will help New Hampshire students for generations.
Longtime public-school educator John Foss "had a special place in his heart for kids who struggled with learning." Now, a scholarship fund in his name will help students from Milford who have faced disabilities or hardships such as homelessness or mental health challenges; or students studying to become educators who will help children who have faced disability or hardship.
Mentoring partnership between Big Brothers Big Sisters and Seacoast Outright gets help from the Respect for All Youth Fund.
The COVID-19 public-health crisis has re-shaped the way many people are approaching their giving. Sue and Brad Wyman figured "this is as rainy as the day gets," and have recommended generous grants from their donor-advised fund.
One couple started recommending grants from their donor-advised fund to dozens of nonprofits before the pandemic ever really took hold here; another was among the first to respond to the call to build the Community Crisis Action Fund to address urgent need across the state. Here are some stories of responsive and flexible generosity in an unprecedented time.
Before he died, Barry Quimby set up a fund that would continue to support the nonprofit organization where he had worked for nearly 20 years.