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The Seacoast Women's Giving Circle was founded in April 2006 by a group of local women eager to use their skills and resources to address critical issues facing the Seacoast community.

Speakers.

Our members have had the honor of learning first-hand from local experts who are dedicated to the issues we have studied and supported over the last several years

  • Hunger and Food Security – Giving Cycle 2012 – 2013
    Joanne Burke, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences, University of New Hampshire College of Life Sciences & Agriculture
    Melanie Gosselin, Executive Director, New Hampshire Food Bank
    Roger Noonan, Owner/Organic Farmer, Middle Branch Farm, ______ New Hampshire
    Celina Adams, Lead Staff and Senior Program Officer for the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Piscataqua Region
    Nicole Collins, Administrative Supervisor for the Seacoast District Office (Division of Client Services), New Hampshire Department for Health and Human Services

  • Substance Abuse - Giving Cycle 2011-2012
    Tym Rourke, Director, Program Department and Substance Use Disorders Grantmaking, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation; Chairman, Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
    Joe Diament, Director, Division of Community Corrections, New Hampshire Department of Corrections
    Sandi Rubchinuk, Regional Coordinator, Greater Rockingham County Regional Network, Allies in Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Seniors - Giving Cycle 2010-2011
    Arlene Kershaw, Easter Seals/Seniors Count - Manchester
    Kathleen Otte, Dept. Health and Human Services, Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services
    Christine Eaton, Dept. Health and Human Services, Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services
  • Women and Economic Security - Giving Cycle 2009-2010
    Katie Merro, NHCF and former head of Women's Policy Institute
    Stefany Shaheen, Chair of the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women
    Rachel Rouillard, Former Executive Director, Women's Policy Institute
    Linda Douglas MS Ed., LADC, NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
  • Children at Risk - Giving Cycle 2008-2009
    Ellen Fineberg, The Children's Alliance of NH
    Katie Branch, Department of Children Youth Families
    Jackie Cowell, Early Learning NH
    Kim Firth, Program Director, Endowment for Health
    Keryn Kriegel, Families First Health and Support Center
  • Affordable Housing and Homelessness - Giving Cycle 2007-2008
    Chris Sterndale, Executive Director, Cross Roads House
    Dick Ingram, Executive Director, The Housing Partnership
  • Environment on the Seacoast - Giving Cycle 2006/2007
    David Borden, Environmentalist & NH State Representative for Rye & New Castle
    Roger Stephenson, Clean Air-Cool Planet
    Brian Hart, Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire

Other speakers who have generously shared their time to educate us on philanthropy and Seacoast area needs include:
Anne B. Gass, ABG Consulting
Kim Firth, Endowment for Health
Dr Susan Lynch, First Lady of New Hampshire
Robin Albert, Director of the United Way of the Greater Seacoast's Volunteer Action Center
Maryellen Burke and Peter Lamb, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
Amy Ellsworth, The Philanthropic Initiative
Jill Schiffman and Marianne Jones, The Women's Fund of New Hampshire

Celina Adams, Lead Staff and Senior Program Officer for the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Piscataqua Region

 

Seacoast Women's Giving Circle Past Topics

Did you know there are 7,800 non-profit organizations in New Hampshire? Nearly 80% of these organizations report revenue of less than $100K. Learn more about the New Hampshire non-profit sector in the report:
Essential: A Portrait of the Non-Profit Sector