UNH President Will Deliver State of the University Address
Lewis M. Feldstein Is the Recipient of the Hubbard Family Award for Service to Philanthropy
By Lori Gula
UNH News Bureau
September 4, 2002
DURHAM, N.H. -- University of New Hampshire President Ann Weaver Hart will deliver the annual State of the University Address and present the Hubbard Family Award for Service to Philanthropy on University Day, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002.
It begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building, Granite State Room. A reception will follow in the Strafford Room, and from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., UNH will host a campus picnic and activities fair.
Main Street will be closed from Garrison Avenue to Edgewood Road from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the fair.
Members of the university community and the public are invited to attend the award presentation and address, which will include a review of university achievements as well as challenges and goals for the year ahead. The address also will include a video program highlighting features of UNH that have attracted students, staff and faculty to the university.
The Hubbard Family Award for Service to Philanthropy will be presented to Lewis M. Feldstein, president of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (NHCF). The award is named for the university's greatest benefactors, Oliver, Austin and Leslie Hubbard, and recognizes outstanding individuals whose philanthropic leadership has significantly strengthened the state, its communities and the university. (See following sidebar press release.)
The campus picnic and activities fair will be held on the Thompson Hall lawn and will feature live music by UNH alumni Chris Merenda, Nick Goulas and Steve Laroche members of the band, Chewy. The New Hampshire Gentlemen perform at 4:45 p.m., the Notables go on at 5:30 p.m., and the UNH Marching Band takes the stage at 6:15 p.m. The fair will feature a Main Street Food Fest and a Student Activities Fair that will feature more than 80 information tables and sports activities. Information about sustainability and campus safety, Cooperative Extension, Sea Grant, ROTC and the Durham Main Street Program also will be available. Children of faculty and staff are invited to have their faces painted and enjoy the songs of popular children's singer Wayne from Maine from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Murkland Courtyard.
September 3, 2002
DURHAM, N.H. -- University of New Hampshire President Ann Weaver Hart will present the Hubbard Family Award for Service to Philanthropy to Lewis M. Feldstein, president of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (NHCF), during her University Day address, Sept. 17. The award is named for the university's greatest benefactors, Oliver, Austin and Leslie Hubbard, and recognizes outstanding individuals whose philanthropic leadership has significantly strengthened the state, its communities and the university.
"Like the Hubbard family, Lew Feldstein believes in the value of deploying all of our resources -- social, human and intellectual, as well as financial -- toward building a civil society," says Young P. Dawkins III, president of the UNH Foundation, the independent organization dedicated to increasing private support for the university. "His passion and dedication to philanthropy make him a model for us all."
Under Feldstein's leadership for the past 16 years, NHCF has grown from a small foundation with assets of $25 million to a leading statewide organization with assets of $230 million. As the principal source of venture capital for the state's nonprofit community, NHCF plays a vital role in identifying and responding to the challenges and problems facing New Hampshire's citizenry. It provides funding and support through scholarships, loans and grants -- in the arts and humanities, education, environment and recreation, health care, municipal and government affairs, social services and youth services -- to organizations throughout the state.
"The university and NHCF share a common commitment to the people and state of New Hampshire," Hart says. "NHCF sets the bar high for what can be accomplished in New Hampshire and reaffirms our belief that private support has an important role to play in our collective future."
NHCF has provided funding for a number of New Hampshire's most important programs and organizations, including the New Hampshire Trust for Public Lands, the New Hampshire School Improvement Program, the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority, New Hampshire Public Radio, the New Hampshire Alliance for Effective Schools, Leadership New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Children's Trust Fund, the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, and the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies. Student scholarships have always been integral to NHCF since its establishment in 1962. Today, NHCF's Student Aid Program is the largest private source of scholarship dollars in the state.
Feldstein came to New Hampshire in 1974 to become dean and provost of the Antioch/New England Graduate School. Previously, he had worked with the civil rights movement in Mississippi, and served in senior staff positions to New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay. He holds a master's degree in law and diplomacy from Tufts University, and an undergraduate degree from Brown University. Feldstein has received the Granite State awards from Keene State College, the College of Lifelong Learning and the University of New Hampshire.
The Hubbard Award for Service to Philanthropy is the highest honor of the UNH Foundation. Established in 1989, the foundation has increased opportunities for students, expanded its finest programs and strengthened the university's commitment to public service. It recently concluded the $100 million The Next Horizon: The Campaign for the University of New Hampshire two years ahead of schedule.