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15th annual Nackey S. Loeb First Amendment Awards

Oct. 5, 2017

Palace Theatre


featuring

Garrison Keillor

Storyteller, humorist and columnist Garrison Keillor will be the featured speaker at the NackeyS.LoebSchool of Communications15th annual First Amendment Awards event this fall.

The event honors First Amendment freedoms and those in New Hampshire who go above and beyond to uphold them.

The evening gala will be held on October 5 at the Palace Theatre in Manchester. Tickets go on sale July 31 at the Palace -- www.palacetheatre.org or 603-668-5588.

Garrison Keillor is best known as the creator and star of the long-running “A Prairie Home Companion” radio program.Also an author and columnist, he joins many nationally known figures from all sides of the political aisle who have donated appearances to support the Loeb School’s free classes and low-cost workshops.

The school was founded in 1999 by Nackey S. Loeb, the late president and publisher of the New Hampshire Union Leader and Sunday News. Its mission is to promote understanding and appreciation of the First Amendment and to foster interest, integrity and excellence in journalism and communication.


Loeb School classes and workshops attract students of all ages, from middle-schoolers to retirees. Instructors from media outlets and businesses around the state teach topics such as the First Amendment, journalism, photography, broadcasting, social media and public speaking.


The First Amendment Event honors New Hampshire residents or organizations, nominated by the public, who work to protect free speech and free press.

Past recipients include former state Attorney General Philip McLaughlin, former Keene Sentinel Executive Editor Thomas Kearney, The Laconia Citizen, former legislator Daniel Hughes, former Dover City Councilor David Scott, Londonderry High School Journalism Adviser Mary DeWinkeleer, First Amendment attorney William Chapman, ConVal School Board member Gail Pierson Cromwell, The Portsmouth Herald,David Lang and the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire, The Telegraph of Nashua, slain journalist James Foley, former Portsmouth Police officer John Connors, Timberlane Regional School Board member Donna Green and the late David Pearl, an open government activist.



Please support our growing list of 2017 First Amendment Sponsors:



Presenting Sponsor: People's United Bank

Liberty Reception Sponsor:  Eversource Energy  

Free Press Reception SponsorAmoskeag Beverages

 Legacy Sponsor: Eastern Bank 

First Amendment Award: AutoFair

Ticket Sponsor: AT&T

Hospitality Sponsor: The Common Man Family of Restaurants

Program Sponsor:Brady Sullivan Properties

Nametag Sponsor: McLane Middleton
Quill & Ink Sponsors:

Catholic Medical Center

Joseph and Signe McQuaid

Silvertech

Followers of the School:
BAE Systems
Café Services
Citizens Count NH
Lincoln Financial

Patriot Sponsors: 

Bank of America 
Charter Communications
Citizens Bank
Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Elliot Health System
Fidelity Investments
Daniel and Carol Hughes
IPG Employee Benefits
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University
Stebbins Commercial Properties

Five Freedoms:

Bellwether Community Credit Union

Cross Insurance

Joyce and Daniel Levesque

Sean and Kirsten Mahoney

NH Healthy Families

SIG SAUER Academy

St. Mary's Bank

Friends of the School: 

AARP
Anagnost Investments
BIA
Douglas, Leonard & Garvey
Howe, Riley + Howe

Hon. Stephen Merrill and Morgan Lewis Consulting

Mosse & Mosse Associates

Keystone Press
NH College and University Council
Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green
Union Leader Corp.
Uber

Media Partners

The New Hampshire Union Leader
WGIR
WMUR-TV

2017 First Amendment Award Pictures

Union Leader Story for Loeb School 2017 First Amendment Award Event

Concord Monitor Story for Loeb School 2017 1st Amendment Award Event



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Looking Back

We are grateful to our 2016 First Amendment Sponsors.

Presenting Sponsor:People's United Bank

Liberty Reception Sponsor: EverSource Energy

Free Press Reception Sponsor: Amoskeag Beverages

First Amendment Award: AutoFair

"Our School" Sponsor: U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Award Video Supporter: 

TD Charitable Foundation

Name Tag Sponsor: 

AT&T

Hospitality Sponsor: The Common Man Family of Restaurants 


Program Sponsor: McLane Middleton

Quill & Ink Sponsors:
Catholic Medical Center
Eastern Bank
Joseph and Signe McQuaid
Silvertech



Followers of the School:
BAE Systems
Café Services
Lincoln Financial
Citizens Count NH

Patriot Sponsors: 

Citizens Bank
Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Elliot Health System
Fidelity Investments
Daniel and Carol Hughes
IPG Benefits
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University
Sean and Kirsten Mahoney
NH Healthy Families
Stebbins Commercial Properties

Five Freedoms:

Cross Insurance

                                                                           St. Mary's Bank

Friends of the School: 

AARP
Anagnost Investments
BIA
Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C.
Howe, Riley + Howe
Hon. Stephen Merrill and Morgan Lewis Consulting
NH College and University Council
Union Leader Corp.
Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green

Media Partners

The New Hampshire Union Leader
WGIR
WMUR-TV

2016 First Amendment Award Pictures

Union Leader: Loeb School honors 2016 First Amendment Award Recipients

Concord Monitor: David Pearl found relentlessly to protect the First Amendment

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Union Leader - Award Event Article

The Concord Monitor - Award Recipients

Laconia Daily Sun - Judge James Carroll honored

Seacoastonline - John Connors honored


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