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
Books Signing Sponsor
People's United Bank
Plymouth State University
Antioch University New England
The Derryfield School
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Mascoma Savings Bank
McLane Law Firm
New England College
New Hampshire Public Radio
Orr & Reno
Pax World Mutual Funds
Phillips Exeter Academy
Rath Young Pignatelli
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
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.
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.