Thursday, September 25, 2014
lewis feldstein and marcy carsey

An Emmy-winning television producer and a former New Hampshire Charitable Foundation president who speaks nationally on social capital received the University of New Hampshire’s two highest honors during a celebration with alumni and friends held Sept. 19. 

Marcy Carsey ’66 ‘88H, producer of such hits as “The Cosby Show,” “Mork and Mindy,” and “Rosanne,” was honored with the UNH Foundation’s Hubbard Family Award for her exceptional philanthropy. 

In 2013, Carsey donated $20 million to UNH for the creation of the new Carsey School for Public Policy. That generosity followed a 2002 gift of $7.5 million that launched the Carsey Institute, which conducts national and regional policy research on vulnerable children and families and on sustainable community development.  

Lewis Feldstein, who led the New Hamsphire Charitable (NHCF) from 1986 to 2009, received the Charles Holmes Pettee Medal, given by the university to New Hampshire residents or former residents for outstanding service to the state, the nation, or the world. 

Prior to joining the NHCF, Feldstein served as provost of Antioch University New England Graduate School. He also co-chaired the Harvard University three-year executive seminar “Civic Engagement in America,” and co-authored “Better Together: Restoring the American Community,” both with Robert Putnam. 

Both Carsey and Feldstein previously have been honored by UNH, Carsey in 1999 with the Pettee Medal and Feldstein in 2002 with the Hubbard Award. 

“The two individuals we honor tonight share a value that is at the very heart of our research, education, and outreach here at UNH: protecting and promoting the great quality of life we cherish in New Hampshire and throughout the region,” UNH President Mark Huddleston said during the event. 

Video: Lewis Feldstein 

Video: Marcy Carsey