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For more than four decades, New Hampshire Humanities has championed a thriving trade in ideas, actively promoted the power of informed conversation, and forged enduring community connections through its work. It is time to build on that legacy by investing today in the essential human, technological, and physical resources that will strengthen the civic fabric of our communities for generations to come. Here is a look at what the $3.2 million Campaign for the Humanities, publicly launched in September, will do to transform humanities in New Hampshire:
Thanks to a $350,000 Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), we have the opportunity to transform our most popular and far-reaching program, Humanities to Go. Our vision: to be the vehicle for tens of thousands of New Hampshire residents to experience — and practice — the humanities in meaningful ways in their communities, today and long into the future. The NEH has challenged us and our supporters to make this vision a reality by offering $1 for every $3 we raise.
The New Ventures Fund will provide the kind of working capital that will enable New Hampshire Humanities to be bold — to experiment, evaluate, and scale-up ideas that will significantly expand our reach across the state among currently under-served segments of the population, including veterans and their families, young adults, and those at the margins of society. Achieving this goal will, in turn, attract new funding, which will sustain these new ventures over time and increase New Hampshire Humanities’ overall autonomy.
As we look to the future of New Hampshire Humanities, we envision a hub of humanities activity from which our programming will reach into every corner of the state. The Humanities Hub also will offer space and technological support for training and for the development of new programs. With up to $600,000 budgeted for the acquisition and fit-up of the Humanities Hub and $600,000 to establish an endowment for ongoing upkeep, we will own the Humanities Hub outright and have the resources in place to maintain it. The Humanities Hub will be a visible and welcoming center for innovation even as we remain steadfast in our commitment to bringing the humanities to every corner of the state.
To make your tax-deductible gift to the Campaign for the Humanities, please visit www.nhhumanities.org/campaign, or contact:Jane Pauley, Development Director, (603) 224-4071 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to Heartwood Media for producing this exciting new video, and hear what people are saying about the Campaign for the Humanities HERE.
Thank you for your support of New Hampshire Humanities! Interesting in making a tax-deductible gift? Click HERE.
Thanks to their generosity, we have already raised over $2 million toward our $3.2 million goal!
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New Hampshire Humanities programs are made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this these programs do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or New Hampshire Humanities.