Long-time Benefactor Receives
Hubbard Family Award for Service to Philanthropy at UNH
Contact: Mary Peterson
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
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
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.