group at NH Humanities eventEndowment funds help ensure the future of our work. The New Hampshire Humanities' Board of Directors oversees all investment activities with assistance from an investment advisory committee. Link your name with New Hampshire Humanities in perpetuity by making a gift to one of our endowments.

For a confidential discussion about any of these options, please contact Sarah Chaffee, Director of Development at schaffee@nhhumanities.org, or call  (603) 224-4071, ext. 113.


The Charles G. Bickford Fund for Innovation

Created in 2001 in honor of former Executive Director Charles G. Bickford, this fund supports the development of new initiatives and the expansion of current projects in the following areas: diversity in New Hampshire, building and encouraging a civil society, and conversation in the humanities.

The Dorothy B. Osborne Fund for Education

Created in 2000 and named in honor of benefactor and educator Dorothy B. Osborne, this fund provides support for creative and challenging professional development in the humanities for New Hampshire public school teachers of grades K through 12.


Planned Giving

Consider naming New Hampshire Humanities as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy, retirement fund, or other estate plans. Planned giving offers opportunities to ensure that excellence in humanities programming will continue long into the future in the Granite State. (Sample language for your legal documents is provided here for your convenience.)

Gifts of Stock

Transferring stock shares to our account is often an easy way to make a large gift. For more information, contact Sarah Chaffee, Director of Development, at (603) 224-4071 or schaffee@nhhumanities.org.

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