Hubbard Award

Marcy Peterson Carsey



Marcy Peterson Carsey '66, '88H

Hubbard Family Award for Service to Philanthropy


Evening of Distinction


Exemplary Service



Friday, September 19, 2014

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Hubbard family and their
impact on giving to UNH.


Marcy Peterson Carsey ’66, ‘88H is a renowned Emmy-winning television producer whose commitment to creating quality programming was always rivaled by her commitment to creating opportunities for women and children around the world. And for Marcy, those opportunities are tied to education.

She attributes her own success, in part, to having access to an affordable education. The producer of such hits as “The Cosby Show,” “Roseanne,” and “3rd Rock from the Sun” began her career as an NBC tour guide in 1966, working her way up to general program executive for comedy programming at ABC-TV in 1974. In 1980, she left to pursue independent production, and a year later teamed with Tom Werner to form Carsey-Werner Productions.

Marcy has been named one of the 50 greatest women in radio and television and is recognized as one of the most successful American businesswomen in or out of show business. She has been inducted into the halls of fame of both the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and Broadcasting and Cable Magazine.

In September 2013, Marcy donated $20 million to UNH for the creation of the new Carsey School for Public Policy. That generosity followed a 2002 gift of $7.5 million that launched the Carsey Institute where national and regional policy research on vulnerable children, youth, and families and on sustainable community development is done.

A native of Weymouth, Mass., Marcy received an honorary degree from UNH in 1988 and the UNH Alumni Association’s highest honor, the Pettee Medal, in 1999. She is a founding member of the UNH Foundation Board of Directors.

The Power of Philanthropy

Oliver, Austin and Leslie HubbardThe Board of Directors of the University of New Hampshire Foundation, Inc. established the Hubbard Family Award for Service to Philanthropy in 2001 to honor the Hubbard family, well known at the University for its remarkable generosity, and to recognize individuals whose philanthropic leadership and gifts have strengthened the University of New Hampshire and/or who have promoted philanthropy throughout the state.


Past Hubbard Family Award for Service to Philanthropy Recipients

2013 Thomas W. Haas
2012 Dana Hamel '88P
2011 James ’07P and Anne ’07P Loomis
2010 The Honorable Walter R. and Dorothy D. Peterson
2009 David Steelman ’67, ’70G and Virginia Theo-Steelman ’62, ’69G
2008 Edward A. Fish ’58
2007 S. Melvin ’47 and Mary Jo Rines
2006 Forrest D. McKerley ’57
2005 David and Rosamund Putnam Family
2004 Arnold P. ’48 and Della Hanson
2003 Frederick B. Whittemore  
2002 Lewis M. Feldstein  
2001 Kinsley van R. Dey Jr. ’48