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Almost sold out - reserve your seats today for our October 13 Annual Dinner

Just a handful of seats remaind for our 26th Annual Dinner on Tuesday, October 13 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester featuring author and human rights activist Azar Nafisi.


Azar Nafisi is best known as the author of the international bestseller
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, which electrified its readers
with a compassionate and often harrowing portrait of the Islamic revolution
in Iran and how it affected one university professor and her students.
Reading Lolita in Tehran is an incisive exploration of the transformative
powers of fiction in a world of tyranny. The book spent more than 100
weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into
32 languages.
Learn more about Nafisi and her work on her website.

Tickets for our main fundraising event of the year are $125 per person and support our mission of bringing opportunities for life-long learning to every corner of the state through more than 600 free programs each year.

PLEASE NOTE: The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception and cash bar.
The dinner and program begin at 6:30 and end at 8:30.


There is discounted parking available in the garage attached to the Radisson.
This $5 discounted parking fee will be collected as you enter the garage.


Azar Nafisi's books will be available for sale at the event courtesy of Gibson's Bookstore. Dr. Nafisi will be available to sign books directly after her talk.


Our thanks to our sponsors to-date:



Lead Sponsor for the 25th Year





Humanities Sponsor



Reception Sponsor


Innovation Sponsor


Dinner Sponsor


Book Sponsor





Technology Sponsor




Culture Sponsor

Wine Sponsor




Salad Sponsor



Coffee Sponsor




Dessert Sponsor

Hospitality Sponsor

Books Signing Sponsor


AV Sponsor






People's United Bank


Plymouth State University





Antioch University New England


Citizens Bank




The Derryfield School


Harvard Pilgrim Health Care


Hinckley Allen




Mascoma Savings Bank


McLane Law Firm


New England College


New Hampshire Public Radio


Orr & Reno


Parker Education


Pax World Mutual Funds


Phillips Exeter Academy


Rath Young Pignatelli


Rivier University


St. Paul's School


Saint Anselm College


Ellen and Bob Scarponi


Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA


Southern New Hampshire University


Sulloway and Hollis, PLLC




Friends of the Humanities


Alice Chamberlin & Steve Brown


Checkmate Workforce Management Solutions


Fidelity Investments


Fiduciary Trust Company of New England


NH Community Development Finance Authority


Northeast Delta Dental


Radisson Hotel Downtown Manchester


The Rowley Agency





For information on sponsorship opportunities for one of the state's best-attended gala events of the year,
contact Development Director Jessica Eshleman at 224-4071 or by e-mail.



Thank you for joining us to celebrate our 40 Over 40 honorees

Our deepest thanks to all who joined us at the Grappone Center for a wonderful evening of celebration at our 40 Over 40 gala. Very special thanks to our partners, the Union Leader, the NH Business and Industry Association, and to our Sponsors Keene State College and Eckman Construction.


Learn more about our honorees here.


Read the Union Leader's page one article on the event.


View a gallery of photos from the event here.







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Thanks to all who joined us at Friday's
Constitutionally Speaking
event with
Nina Totenberg

National Public Radio's
award-winning legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg spoke in Concord on Friday in an event hosted by the Constitutionally Speaking project. We're proud to be a partner in this important initiative.

Hear Totenberg's riveting story about the recovery of her father's stolen violin here.







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