The Richard and Duffy Monahon Fund

Friends and colleagues of preservationists Rick and Duffy Monahon created a special fund to honor them and advance the work they believed in after they were killed in a tragic car accident in 2013.

Rick and Duffy had a lasting influence on projects and people across the state; they helped shape the preservation movement in New Hampshire with signature projects such as Historic Harrisville, highly engaged service on statewide and local boards including the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance, and award-winning projects such as  the rehabilitation of the Gregg Free Library in Wilton, the Newbury Meetinghouse and the Town Hall in Temple. 

The Fund has nearly reached its goal of $100,000, and made its first grant, to support preservation of the Hemon Chase Mill in Alstead, in 2016.   “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.

Monahon Fund 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.  Assisting the Preservation Alliance in selecting projects is an advisory committee with representatives from the American Institute of Architects New Hampshire Chapter, the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources, and the Monahon family.   

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):

Links to Pages Within Our Donate Section


  • AIA New Hampshire, Clinton Sheerr Award for Excellence Fund 
  • Peter and Susan Allen
  • Laurie and Ken Appel
  • 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
  • Thomas and Patricia Belt
  • Douglas Bencks
  • Molly and Jeff Bolster 
  • Anne Booth and Robert Hauser
  • Sue and Steve Booth 
  • Michael and Deborah Bruss 
  • Paul and Bevan Buffum 
  • Mr. and Mrs. Walter Burgin
  • Colin and Paula Cabot
  • H. Meade Cadot
  • Mr. and Mrs. R. Wells Chandler
  • Martha Fuller Clark
  • Hal and Margot Close
  • John and Patricia Colony
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cornog 
  • Regina W. Daly
  • Mr. and Mrs. Francis De Marneffe
  • 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
  • Robert Hauser and Anne Booth
  • 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 
  • Lavallee | Brensinger Architects
  • Mr. and Mrs. W. David Malcolm 
  • Sharon and Bradford Malt 
  • Howard Mansfield and Sy Montgomery 
  • Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm McNaught
  • Charlie MacVeagh 
  • Dr. and Mrs. Francis de Marneffe 
  • John and Nancy Merkle
  • Patricia S. Meyers 
  • Milestone Engineering & Construction, Inc.
  • John F. Miller 
  • Ken and Linda Miller 
  • Margo 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 
  • Bill and Jill Schoonmaker

 

  • Daniel V. Scully Architects
  • Sheldon Pennoyer Architects
  • James R. Shelton and Sharon Wason  
  • Patricia C. Sherman FAIA 
  • Stanley Family Fund of the Community Foundation of New Jersey 
  • Mr. Robert B. Stephenson 
  • Maggie Stier
  • 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
  • May L. Vaughan
  • Liz and Geoff Verney
  • The Gilbert Verney Foundation
  • Village Travel, Inc.
  • William and Emily McNaught
  • 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