Tribute Gifts

Honor and Remember

 

Making a gift in tribute to someone who has been important in your life is a special way to honor a legacy, keep a memory alive and share with future generations what has been meaningful to you. So many opportunities available to UNH students are created and sustained by such gifts.

Designating your tribute gift of any size to support an area of UNH that you care about makes it even more meaningful.

 

CAMPUS TRIBUTE GIFTS

  • Cleveland Howard

    In Memory Of: Cleveland “Howie” Howard ’91

    Cleveland Howard ’91 was the kind of person who still makes people’s eyes light up when you mention his name. That’s not a bad legacy to leave to the world, when you think about it.

    But warming up the world isn’t Howie’s only legacy.

    A number of Howie’s classmates, including James Tedford ’91, Mike Densmore ’91, Todd Baker ’91 and Doug Moon ’91, have established the Cleveland “Howie” Howard III ’91 Memorial Scholarship Fund to recognize their classmate, who died in November 2014.

    “He was too big a person on campus for us not to create a legacy,” adds Densmore.

    Explains Baker, “We are lifelong friends and we want others to share similar experiences at UNH. Hopefully, the Howard Scholarship will inspire students to live extraordinary lives.”

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  • In Memory of: Neil Vroman, assistant dean and professor

    In Memory of: Neil Vroman, assistant dean and professor

    When longtime UNH professor and associate dean of the College of Health and Human Services passed away in 2016, his family, including UNH occupational therapy professor Kerryellen Vroman, created the Neil B. Vroman Memorial Fund scholarship. They invited friends and colleagues to honor his boisterous spirit and love of education by donating to help future students.

    Now his sister Lisa Vroman, a lyric soprano and stage actress, is using her gift of song to honor his legacy and support the Neil B. Vroman Memorial Fund scholarship at UNH through a one-night-only concert, "An Evening With Lisa Vroman," on Saturday, April 28, in Durham.

    “Neil and I were incredibly connected by our love for music, so I knew this was what I could contribute,” says Vroman, who has appeared on Broadway and is a frequent guest soloist with theatre and opera companies and orchestras around the world.

    Read Neil's full story

  • Jim Curtis

    In Tribute: An alum honors his professor

    The summer after his freshman year at UNH, Jim Curtis ’99 developed some troubling health symptoms that would ultimately require him to take a leave of absence from college: numbness in his left foot that spread to his leg and thigh, migraine headaches and crippling back pain that left him with a severe limp. Struggling to make it through his sophomore year, he confided in one of his instructors, assistant professor of communications and rhetoric Lawrence Rosenfield.

    Though the conversation took place more than 20 years ago, Curtis remembers the exchange as if it was yesterday. “Professor Rosenfield gave me a hug and said, ‘Jim, you’re going to be okay. Everything is going to work out all right.’”

    Professor Rosenfield’s support has come full circle: Curtis established a scholarship in Rosenfield’s name, in tribute to the professor’s kindness and positivity.

    Read Jim's full story

  • Nathan Miller

    In Memory of: Nate Miller ’08

    Nate Miller ’08 proposed to his girlfriend Jessica Kukla ’08 in the perfect place: the start line of a collegiate cycling race.

    Cycling was one of the passions the two shared through their undergrad years at UNH and beyond, says Jessica. 

    “Cycling took us all over the world, opening so many doors for us through that shared passion that transcended language barriers and cultural differences,” she says.
    On May 17, 2017, Nathan was on his way to work, cycling in Turlock, California, when he was struck and killed by a motorist.

    Now, Jessica, along with Nate’s Wildcat friends, are honoring his legacy by making memorial gifts in his name to the UNH Cycling program. Through their generosity, Nate’s legacy will live even beyond them, with his Wildcat friends, fellow UNH Cycling athletes, and past cyclists who know how much he loved the sport.

    “He died doing what he loved, so it is an honor to Nate to give back to the organization that meant so much to us,” says Jessica. He and Jessica have a daughter, Giselle.

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