New Hampshire Humanities


2021 Goals:

In 2021, our mission of connecting people with inspiring and challenging ideas of the human experience will be realized as we expand programs and access for Granite Staters from all sectors, communities, walks of life, income levels and ages. We’ll increase our efforts to reflect the voices of those whose stories have not been accurately represented throughout history, and expand our capacity to bring programs such as our esteemed Humanities to Go speakers bureau, Connections adult literacy program, Black Thought and Ideas on Tap series, Community Project Grants and Humanities@Work, to bring the humanities to life while making them accessible for citizens in every corner of the state.

Fundraising Events:

New Hampshire Humanities’ Annual Celebration, whether live or virtual, is our sole fundraising event and allows New Hampshire Humanities to stay true to our mission — delivering free, public humanities programs for people of all ages, from all walks of life, in every community across the state. By purchasing a ticket to or sponsoring the Annual Celebration of the Humanities, you’ll be directly supporting quality humanities programs across the state each year, allowing us to ensure they remain free and open to all.

Giving Opportunities:

Supporting the work of New Hampshire Humanities helps fund programs that explore what it means to be a Granite Stater, an American, a citizen of the world and a lifelong learner. Donations to the Annual Fund through a one-time gift or monthly sustaining gift fund programs in every corner of the state, and now in virtual settings as well. Naming New Hampshire Humanities as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy, retirement fund or other estate plan ensures that excellence in the humanities continues long into the future. We also offer customizable sponsorship opportunities that give outstanding exposure before 20,000 individuals, organizations and businesses. Visit

Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteers are welcome to assist at live events in the future, help publicize our virtual and in-person programs, or take photos and/or write testimonials about our work and share on social media. Tell us your humanities story, or share how our programs have inspired, enlightened or given you a new perspective on our world, and we’ll publish your reflection. We’re happy to match your talents and interests with an existing organizational need. Please contact us.


Board Officers   /   Board Members

Wilbur A. Glahn, III
McLane Middleton

Marcia J. Kelly
Vice Chair

Stephen D. Genest

Erika Janik
NH Public Radio

Kabria Baumgartner, Ph.D.
University of New Hampshire

Rebecca Biron, Ph.D.
Dartmouth College

Marcia Schmidt Blaine, Ph.D.
Plymouth State University

Gary Bouchard, Ph.D.
Saint Anselm College

Dennis Britton, Ph.D.
University of New Hampshire

Evan Czyzowski

Katharine Eneguess
Magalloway Consultants

Cory Leclair

Monique Lowd
Waterville Valley

Graziella Parati, Ph.D.
Dartmouth College

Linda Patchett, RN/MBA
New Castle

Valerie Sununu
First Lady of NH

Courtney Gray Tanner, JD/MSW

Ken Burns
Director Emeritus

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