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Long-time Benefactor Receives Hubbard Family Award for Service to Philanthropy at UNH


Contact: Mary Peterson
603-862-3165
University Relations and UNH Foundation

Sept. 23, 2003



DURHAM, N.H. — Frederick B. Whittemore, for whom the University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore Center is named, has received the UNH Foundation’s 2003 Hubbard Family Award for Service to Philanthropy. He is the son of the late well-known industrialist Laurence Whittemore, for whom the Whittemore School of Business and Economics is named.

An advisory director for Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc., where he has also served as partner and managing director since 1958, Whittemore has a long and generous record of philanthropy and public service, and nurtures school ties to UNH that began when his father served on the former university’s Board of Trustees.

“Over the years, Fred Whittemore has been unwavering and consistent in his support for public education and for our university,” UNH Foundation President Young Dawkins, III says. “We could not be more grateful for his gifts of vision, leadership and resources. He has been unfailingly thoughtful in assessing the university’s needs, and his extraordinary generosity will leave an indelible mark on the university for generations to come.”

Recently, Whittemore served as an honorary co-chair for the foundation’s successful Next Horizon capital campaign. He was a founding director of the UNH Foundation and served on the fund-raising committee for the Whittemore Center.

He is a member of the Executive Board for the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, and twice each year hosts a group of M.B.A. students at his offices in New York City as part of the Whittemore School’s Wall Street residency program.

Commenting on the spirit of philanthropy in the Whittemore School’s recent Annual Report, Whittemore said, “The university was an important part of my father’s life. Essentially, we’re trying to remember him with our continued involvement. Philanthropy is part of our American culture and part of our law. Often people grow up here and don’t realize how different we are from the rest of the world. By giving back, we have an opportunity to improve things.”

Born in Pembroke, Whittemore earned an A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1953 and his M.B.A. from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business Administration in 1954.

He has been chairperson of the National Syndicate Committee and governor and vice chairman of the American Stock Exchange. He was president of the Bond Club of New York and international president of the Pacific Basin Economic Council. He also is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Over the years, Whittemore has been a director on a broad number of corporate boards. He also serves as a director of many noncorporate boards, including the Aspen Institute; the Tuck School; The Eugene O’Neill Theatre; CSIS International Counselors; and was a founding director of the University of New Hampshire Foundation.

The Hubbard Family Award for Service to Philanthropy 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. The UNH Foundation, Inc. is an independent charitable organization dedicated to increasing private support for UNH.