Concord, N.H. (September 6, 2022) –The Foundation for New Hampshire Community Colleges (The Foundation) recently welcomed Dwight Davis as the newest member to join its board of directors. Davis brings decades of business and community relationship-building experiences to support The Foundation’s mission of helping lessen financial barriers to those seeking a community college education and supporting creative partnerships across New Hampshire.
Upon moving to New Hampshire 18 years ago, Davis began volunteering with youth. He was appointed by Governor John Lynch to the NH Workforce Youth Council in 2007 before becoming chair the following year. In 2009, Governor Maggie Hassan appointed Davis to the NH Workforce Investment Board, where he remains a member. He also received the National Workforce Leadership Award for his engagement with NH youth. He is the current president of the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire board of directors, chair of the recently formed New Hampshire Center for Justice and Equity, and a founding member of the Business Alliance for People of Color.
In 2014, Davis and his wife Gayle opened Senior Helpers of Southern New Hampshire, a non-medical in-home care company. Before Senior Helpers, Davis was best known for his career as a professional basketball player for five NBA seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. He is an active member of the National Basketball Retired Players Association.
“We’re honored to welcome Dwight to The Foundation board of directors,” said Tim Allison, executive director of The Foundation. “His many years of working with citizens across our state will provide invaluable insight to helping The Foundation serve our local communities and support our students.”
The Foundation is a charitable organization established to provide greater access to educational opportunities through financial assistance for student scholarships, program development and enhancements to facilities across New Hampshire’s seven community colleges. The Foundation actively seeks contributions from public and private sources to create scholarships and program partnerships that prepare students for in-demand, skilled jobs to meet the needs in the workforce.
To learn more about supporting community college students, visit GiveNHCC.org.