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Donor Stories

  • A Generous Apprentice
    A Generous Apprentice
    As a college freshman, Bob Winot '71 worked a 40-hour week at the General Electric plant in Somersworth. After an...
  • Judith Blake '77
    Judith Blake '77
    Judith "Jude" Blake '77 has pledged $8 million of her estate to the University of New Hampshire to support students in the business college...
  • A Gift for Today and Tomorrow
    A Gift for Today and Tomorrow
    As U.S. Pacific Command J6, director of communications systems for the U.S. Army, Brig. Gen. Ron Bouchard '77 was at one time responsible...
  • An Above-Average Opportunity
    An Above-Average Opportunity
    Len Seeche ’48 didn’t consider himself anything special at UNH — the Lawrence, Mass., native describes himself as an average student
  • Making History Personal
    Making History Personal
    Gordon and Nancy Vickers '77, whose gift to the University of New Hampshire enables students to visit the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in conjunction...
  • Making It Count
    Making It Count
    UNH alumni Greg '76 and Vicki '77 Fazio Ambrose have always given generously to The UNH Fund, making annual gifts directed...
  • A Gift From the Heart
    A Gift From the Heart
    It isn't often that UNH Athletics receives a five-figure gift from an annual fund mail appeal. So when a large gift...
  • Yes, Jane, That Ursula
    Yes, Jane, That Ursula
    A few years ago, a thank-you card for Ursula Daley '93 was circulating through the UNH women's studies department...
  • A Tribute
    A Tribute
    Mary Rasmussen '52 gave back to her alma mater in many big ways, but always quietly. She would scour the countryside...
  • Mary Petrella 'G57 Memorial Scholarship Fund for English Literature
    Mary Petrella 'G57 Memorial Scholarship Fund for English Literature
    The Mary C. Petrella 'G57 Memorial Scholarship Fund for English Literature was established at the University of New Hampshire Foundation, Inc.,...
  • Honoring Friendship, Fostering Opportunity
    Honoring Friendship, Fostering Opportunity
    As undergraduates, student-athletes, and fellow Newman Club members at the University of New Hampshire, Jerry Sullivan...
  • Dr. Samuel C. Hughes '68
    Dr. Samuel C. Hughes '68
    During his lifetime, Sam Hughes '68 was a world-renowned specialist in obstetrical anesthesiology, a teacher at...
  • Rocking the House
    Rocking the House
    If you ask her, Karen Harrower '72 can tell you about every one of her undergraduate research projects. "There was...
  • Trail Blazers
    Trail Blazers
    As avid hikers, Martha and John Zocchi '49, '56G know that choosing the right path can make all the difference in life...
  • Depth of Field
    Depth of Field
    Joyce Hiller '54 came to UNH with a strong interest in sports. As a physical education major (known today as kinesiology)...
  • Lifetime Achievement
    Lifetime Achievement
    "UNH was good for us in several ways. It gave each of us a strong educational background, and in a sense it also gave us each other...
  • View from the Top
    View from the Top
    Joseph Paterno '63 and his wife, Nancy, like to say that a UNH education can take you to the top, but they understand...
  • How the Past Enriches the Future
    How the Past Enriches the Future
    When Elizabeth Jones '22 established a charitable bequest to fund scholarships for New Hampshire students studying...
  • Celebrating a Wildcat Legacy
    Celebrating a Wildcat Legacy
    The ties that bound Colonel John Howard Blewett '60 to the University of New Hampshire were many and strong. His parents...
  • Blazing a Trail for Future Students
    Blazing a Trail for Future Students
    Betty Ward '45 doesn't mind telling you: she wasn't a straight-A student at her high school in Hanover, N.H. But her life changed...
  • Planning a Path to the Future
    Planning a Path to the Future
    Lloyd '48 and Grace Farwell '45 never forgot their time at UNH. As their sons Wayne and Allan will tell you...

Student Stories

  • Samantha's Story
    Samantha's Story
    Samantha Granville '16 of Concord, N.H., says UNH was the place where she finally found her voice.
  • This is What a Hamel Scholar Looks Like
    This is What a Hamel Scholar Looks Like
    Celine Boutin '17 began thinking seriously about college the summer after 5th grade. Yes, that early. That?s when she became involved with...
  • UNH Student Headed to Rwanda on Boren Scholarship
    UNH Student Headed to Rwanda on Boren Scholarship
    Ross Conroy '17 of Berwick, Maine, has received a Boren Scholarship to study in Rwanda during the 2015-16...
  • Mariah's Story
    Mariah's Story
    Mariah is currently a junior at the University of New Hampshire majoring in chemical engineering.
  • Rachel's Story
    Rachel's Story
    Rachel Sabol '17 is a new member of the UNH alumni network as of last month when she graduated with a degree in biology.

Gift Examples

  • Bequests
    Joe and Anna have been faithful supporters of our organization over the years. Both of them strongly believe that it is important to support and encourage our mission.
  • Tax-Free Sale
    Howard and Lynn were age 55 when they purchased some land outside of town, and they thought it would be a good investment that they could later sell.
  • Capital Gains Tax Bypassed
    Peter and Gail were nearing retirement. Over the years, with the help of their financial advisor, they made solid investments in securities.
  • Fixed Income for Retirement
    After working for decades as a pediatrician in a small rural town, Patricia was ready to retire.
  • Peace of Mind Gift Annuity
    Many years ago, Clara bought a home. Since she was so pleased with the home, she decided to buy stock in the company that built it.
  • Endowment Gift
    Pat and Shelly were recently married. They had both been dedicated volunteers at their favorite charity for many years.
  • Sale and Unitrust
    Gene and Carol purchased stock in a small medical service company several years ago. Now, Gene and Carol are looking for a way to save taxes.
  • The Retirement Unitrust
    Mary grew up on a farm. When her parents passed away, she inherited the farm. Now, several developers would like to build homes on the farmland.
  • Property Turns Into Income
    Miranda lived in the family home where she and her spouse had raised their children. After her spouse passed, Miranda found it increasingly difficult to care for her home.

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