The Monahon Fund

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Rick and Duffy

When Rick and Duffy Monahon died in early 2013, we lost two generous, dynamic leaders who made a tremendous impact on the communities and people of New Hampshire. On October 22, 2014 New Hampshire Preservation Alliance announced the availability of new seed grants to help community preservation projects. Friends and colleagues of preservationists Rick and Duffy Monahon came together over the past year to create a new fund that honors and advances the Monahons’ work and provides this resource.


Rick and Duffy, who died in a car accident in 2013, had a lasting influence on projects and people across the state, said Jennifer Goodman, executive director of the Preservation Allinace. They helped shape the preservation movement in New Hampshire with signature projects like Historic Harrisville, highly engaged service on statewide and local boards, and award-winning projects like the rehabilitations of the Gregg Free Library in Wilton, the Newbury Meetinghouse and Temple’s Town Hall. 


The Fund has nearly reached its initial goal of $100,000. “There are local projects all across the state that need this sort of funding to move forward effectively,” said Jennifer Goodman, executive director of the Preservation Alliance.


The small planning grants may be used for hiring a consultant to conduct a building assessment, to develop a feasibility study or to help with a group’s fundraising plans. An advisory committee will assist the Preservation Alliance in selecting projects and include representatives from the American Institute of Architects New Hampshire Chapter and the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources.   Rick and Duffy both served on the Preservation Alliance’s Board of Directors at various times since its inception and supported its activities in many ways.


The Rick and Duffy Monahon Fund also launched a new Historic Preservation for the Future Fund at the N.H. Charitable Foundation. This Fund is designed to accept future gifts to honor others and meet changing preservation needs and opportunities over time.


The Fund's purpose:

  • to provide lasting recognition of Rick and Duffy Monahon;
  • to celebrate their impact on New Hampshire's people and communities through their architecture, preservation, and planning efforts;
  • and to inspire the kind of work necessary to save, revive, and steward the special places about which they were so passionate

To make a contribution to the Rick & Duffy Monahon Fund, please click here.

For information on applying for a grant, please click here.


Thank you to the following donors for contributing to the Rick & Duffy Monahon Fund (this list is updated periodically):

AIA New Hampshire, Clinton Sheerr Award for Excellence Fund 


Peter and Susan Allen


Ms. Andi Axman and Mr. Mark Goldstein


Jeannette and Lee Baker


Carolyn and Peter Baldwin


Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Bastedo


Brad Bates - Dublin School


Claire and Chris Bean


Molly and Jeff Bolster


Sue and Steve Booth


Michael and Deborah Bruss


Paul and Bevan Buffum


Mr. and Mrs. Walter Burgin


Colin and Paula Cabot


Martha Fuller Clark


Hal and Margot Close


John and Patricia Colony


Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cornog


Regina W. Daly


David Drasba, AIA


Nancy and Richard Dutton


Hugh and Gay Eaton


Ms. Barbara Feibelman


Lew Feldstein


Beth and Mark Fernald


Richard R. and Judith C. Fernald


Ronald Lee Fleming


Joslin Kimball Frank


James and Donna-Belle Garvin


Marny Gannett


Mary Teal Garland


Jeff and Penny Gilbert


Jennifer Goodman


Rachel Greene-Lowell


Judson & Sally Hale, Sr.


William B. Hart and Constance Eaton


Elizabeth Durfee Hengen


Katherine Hoffman


Mr. and Mrs. Clay Hollister


Robin Hulbert and Shelley Goguen Hulbert


Carolyn Isaak


Harold W. Janeway


Margo Jones


JSA Trust


Debby & Karl Kaiser


Bruce and Jane Keough


Ms. Katherine La Plante


Mr. and Mrs. William W. Landis


Bruce and Sally Larsen


Laurenitis/Bonacci Family


Mr. and Mrs. W. David Malcolm


Sharon and Bradford Malt


Howard Mansfield and Sy Montgomery


Charlie MacVeagh


Dr. and Mrs. Francis de Marneffe


John and Nancy Merkle


Patricia S. Meyers


John F. Miller


Ken and Linda Miller


Paul Mirski


Lynne Emerson Monroe


Wilbur Monroe


William Morgan


Elizabeth and Worthen Muzzey


John and Maude Odgers


National Council Of Architectural Registration Boards, New England Region


Ms. Margaret Nighswander


Conrad Paulus


Anne Pelletier


R. Wendell Phillips AIA


Susan Phillips-Hungerford


Thomas and Babs Putnam


Mr. and Mrs. William Raymond


David and Ann Repak


Jim and Carolyn Russell


Samyn-D'Elia Architects, P.A.


Thomas Sappington, Jr.


Richard Scaramelli and Joan Kibbe


Carl Schmidt


Daniel V. Scully Architects


James R. Shelton and Sharon Wason


Sheldon Pennoyer Architects


Patricia C. Sherman FAIA


Stanley Family Fund of the Community Foundation of New Jersey


Mr. Robert B. Stephenson


Posy Bass and Henry Taves


Jeffrey Taylor


Terra Nova Trust of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation


Liz Thomas


Town of Washington


Hunter and Lisa Ulf


Liz and Geoff Verney


Village Travel, Inc.


Chris Anderson and Anna Von Mertens


Francie and Carl Von Mertens


David H. Watters


Alan and Lulu Weathers


Bob and Mary Lou Weathers


David Weir


Thomas and Beverly Westheimer


Sage Wheeler and Richard Pendleton


Wilder Plumbing & Heating, Inc.


Linda Willett


Christopher and Ann Williams


Dr. and Mrs. Robert Wilson


Ben and Lucy Wilson