The Covid-19 pandemic caused all of us to pivot and adapt how we do our work and reach our constituents. Prior to this, the Coastal Adaptation Workgroup (CAW) hosted at least two educational workshops, an annual Climate Summit, and the Rising Tides Photo Contest (formerly the King Tide Photo Contest). These events as well as website hosting and maintenance for the photo contest and CAW incur costs. CAW previously used a combination of grant funds and sponsorships from organizations like yours to defray these costs. We are truly grateful to those who have sponsored CAW events and programs. Sharing costs for these events enables CAW to keep event registration costs down, attract a broad range of participants, and host inclusive, welcoming events. We are planning ahead for when we can open up to in-person events again. 

The CAW Outreach Subcommittee invites you to consider becoming a CAW event sponsor. Sponsors are recognized for their contribution at our events (see table below), and events reach hundreds within the region. The annual Climate Summit draws over 120 participants, and workshops usually attract 45 to 60 participants each. Participants typically include municipal decision-makers, community leaders and volunteers, university and business professionals, and interested residents. The Rising Tides Photo Contest attracts wide public participation and social media engagement.

Please contact the CAW co-chairs if you would like more information about sponsoring our educational events. Donations can be made in two ways:

  1. online through the UNH Foundation by credit card
  2. by check payable to: UNH Foundation. Include “Climate Resilience Fund” in the memo line, and mail to Abigail Lyon, Nesmith Hall (Rm 304), 131 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824

Thank you for all you do to make coastal New Hampshire a more resilient community!