Campaign for the Humanities


 Please join us to support the Campaign for the Humanities!

Sustaining Excellence, Innovation
and Access for the Future

For more than 40 years, New Hampshire Humanities has brought residents together to explore essential questions of meaning and value.


These live, face-to-face encounters enhance our capacity to discern, reflect, listen, and converse thoughtfully and respectfully. They reinforce the obligations of citizenship. And they build trust and connectedness among neighbors, nearby and around the globe.  

Each year, in partnership with more than 300 local organizations, New Hampshire Humanities brings opportunities for learning, reflection, and civil conversation to more than 70,000 residents through more than 540 free public programs and broadcasts held in 165 different communities.

After 40 years of service to the citizens of New Hampshire, it is time to chart a course that will ensure that the humanities remain accessible to all New Hampshire residents for decades to come. 

How will we achieve that?

By investing in new ventures in programming and communications, by investing in increased autonomy and reducing our dependence on federal funding, and by establishing a hub for innovation and collaboration.

The Campaign for the Humanities will support three important initiatives:

Humanities to Go Fund  $1,400,000
Thanks to a $350,000 Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, we will have the opportunity to transform our most popular and far-reaching program, Humanities to Go. Over the next 10 years, Humanities to Go will expand to include... (read more)

New Ventures Fund  $600,000
We've developed a unique and valuable niche – live, in-person encounters with ideas and with our neighbors. Recognizing the power of technology to attract new participants, we will extend the learning and reflection available to participants by developing online resources that will support... (read more)

The Humanities Hub  $1,200,000

Looking toward the future, New Hampshire Humanities seeks greater autonomy, including greater control over workspace and a physical home that will allow us to host programs and provide technology support. The "Humanities Hub" will be the center of humanities activity across the state... (read more)


To learn more about how the Campaign for the Humanities will bring
innovation and access for the future, read more here.

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Hear from some of our most passionate supporters about the programs they love,
and why the 
Campaign for the Humanities matters. Please join us!

 Thank you to our early campaign donors!

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Stephen & Gail Barba
Charles & Barbara Bickford, The John Bickford Foundation
John & Pamela Blackford
Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, in memory of Jack Byrne
Alan & Patricia Cantor
William L. Chapman
Jane H. Christie
Stephen F. Christy
Carolyn Cicciu
Jere & Elena Daniell
Dianne & Dayton Duncan
Jessica L. Eshleman
Kathy & Bill Gillett
Bill & Hansi Glahn
Katherine M. Hanna
Jada Keye Hebra
Jack & Susan Herney
Patricia G. Hicks
Dr. Jamison G. Hoff
Harold & Betsy Janeway
Marcia J. Kelly & Barry Harwick
Lourdes N. Jiménez & Daniel Kervick
Cleve Kapala & Lucia Kittredge
Robin & Leslie Kenney
Thomas & Kristina Lucas
Cassandra Mason
Sylvia & Craig McBeth
Inez McDermott & Paul Barbadoro
Mary S. McGowan & Lew Feldstein
McIninch Foundation
Martha & Richard McLeod
The Daniel Thomas & Karen K. Moran Charitable Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation
Rusty & Pam Mosca
James Morris & Deborah de Peyster
Daniel M. Nelson
Bob Odell
Jane Berlin Pauley
Janet S. Pitman-Anderson, in honor of Steve Taylor
Putnam Foundation
Jack & Carol Resch, in memory of Robert & Nell Resch
Linda & Rick Roesch
Samuel P. Hunt Foundation
The Satzow Family Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation
Ellen & Bob Scarponi
Elaine L. Schmottlach
Mr. & Mrs. Evan A. Smith
Stephen H. Taylor
Bryant F. Tolles, Jr.
Matthew R. Walsh
Michael & Janet Ward
Deborah & Richard Watrous
David H. Watters
Wee Wood Charitable Fund
Bert R. Whittemore
Dan & Laurel Will
Susan & James Wright