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Richard Ober

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Richard Ober

President and CEO
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Dick Ober leads the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the largest private provider of nonprofit grants and student aid in northern New England. The Foundation manages nearly $500 million of charitable funds donated by hundreds of families and individuals, and awards some 2,500 grants and scholarships totaling $30 million annually.  Ober has 25 years of experience in nonprofit management, civic affairs and communications and has served on numerous nonprofit and public boards.  Before coming to the Foundation he was executive director of the Monadnock Conservancy and vice president of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. Ober is a widely published author and journalist and lectures throughout New England and beyond.  His community-focused work has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency, the State of New Hampshire, and Plymouth State University among others.  He was selected as one of the state’s most influential people by Business New Hampshire Magazine in 2010 and again for 2012.