Jude Blake '77 was recognized as the winner of the 2021 Hubbard Family Award for Service to Philanthropy at the University of New Hampshire during UNH's Evening of Distinction event last month.
Blake has served as an engaged mentor to many students over the years and has long been a passionate supporter of UNH and the community she lives in. In 2017, she pledged $8 million of her estate to the university to support students in the Peter T. Paul School of Business and Economics as well as to enable more students to participate in the university’s Northeast Passage program and the Shoals Marine Laboratory. She has served on the University System of New Hampshire board of trustees, the UNH Foundation board of directors, the UNH Alumni Association board of directors and the Paul College advisory board.
The Hubbard Award was established in 2001 to honor Oliver, Austin and Leslie Hubbard and recognizes "outstanding individuals whose philanthropic leadership has significantly strengthened the state of New Hampshire, its communities and the university." Previous winners include Peter T. Paul '67, Marcy Peterson Carsey '66 and Dana Hamel '88P.