Bill Kidder - established UNH Kidder Fund for Awareness in 1993

Bill Kidder LGBTQ+ Awards

Do you know a person or organization that promotes empowerment and inclusion?

Kidder Fund Awards:

  • $1,000 scholarship to students
  • $1,000 professional development funding for staff and faculty
  • Pink Triangle Certificates for Groups/organization.

The awards seek to honor those who, through their scholarship, leadership, or outstanding efforts, foster greater understanding of sexual orientation and gender expression at the University of New Hampshire. These awards will be presented at the LGBTQ+ and allied Pancake Breakfast scheduled for April 9, 2019.  All are welcome to attend.

Nominations begin January 24 and end March 9, 2019

Note: previous Kidder Award individual awards and Pink Triangle group award winners are not eligible for nominations. Use the link below for a list of these individuals/groups.

Listing of previous Award winners

Use this Link to Nominate Someone Today

 William "Bill" Kidder Class of '67 and '72G, served in many positions at the University and most notably as Dean of Students. When he discovered he had AIDS, he began building awareness of the syndrome by teaching about it on campus. Before he died, he established  (in 1993) a fund with a mission to continue his good work.

The purpose of the Kidder Fund is to sponsor and encourage efforts to enhance understanding of and advance opportunities for the LGBTQ+ community, to foster AIDS awareness, and to demonstrate the contributions of LGBTQ+ people in our society.

Beyond the awards - the fund also provides funding to support:

  •  Distinguished Guest Lecture and Performance Series
  •  Educational and AIDS Awareness Programs

Kidder Fund Grants are available to support programs, reseach, events and projects that fulfill the purpose of the Kidder Fund.  For more information contact the Office of Community, Equity and Diversity, TEL # 862-1058. Grant proposal application form available here

The UNH Bill Kidder Fund Lifetime Achievement Award
This award has been presented in 2007 to J. Gregg Sanborn and in 2009 to Judy Spiller for their long standing contribution to the LGBTQ+ community, fostering understanding and advancing opportunities for those whose sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression differ from the majority in our culture.