February 21, 8:30am - 10:00am EST. Hosted at The Music Hall Loft
part of a series on Invest
About the speaker
Invest In Humanity: The Room At The End Of The Hall
How a small act of kindness of providing a place for someone to stay grew into a lifetime of work in peace, justice, and investment in humanity—changing one life at a time.
“As a freshly arrived foreign student from Russia at Berkshire Community College in 1992, I stayed with a host family, and that year changed the whole path of my life, presenting opportunities I never dreamed possible. The kindness and quiet influence of my host parents, who were active advocates of peace and social justice, transformed lives (beyond just mine), creating a cycle of generosity and investment that still exists today.”
Anna Howard, CPA, CMA, MBA, is a financial professional and educator. During her 20-year career in public accounting and corporate finance, Anna lead employee training in Russia, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, and China. After leaving the corporate world, she worked as a full-time faculty and a director of the graduate accounting program at Nichols College. Currently, she lives in Portsmouth with her family and teaches accounting, leadership and global business courses at Merrimack College, Great Bay Community College and the University of New Hampshire. She is also a Senior Partner of HR ROI, a Portsmouth-based consulting firm. When not at work, Anna’s passions are in volunteering, social justice and activism. She volunteers with the Portsmouth Senior Activity Center and was the lead organizer of Women’s March 2020 in Portsmouth.
Seacoast Maine + NH wedding photographer for free spirits in love and adventurers at heart. Lose yourself in love and stay awhile, with intimate weddings, elopements and engagements across Maine, New Hampshire, New England and beyond.
Infinite Imaging is a graphic communications company specializing in creative design and expert printing. Locally owned with locations in Portsmouth, Exeter and York, Infinite Imaging has been partnering with businesses large and small since 1998.
We are a neighborhood café in Kittery, Maine—specializing in hospitality, great food and beverages. We’re open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week, serving coffee, espresso and whole leaf teas alongside pastries, sandwiches, soups and salads.
The Music Hall Loft is an intimate, modern performance venue annex to The Music Hall Historic Theater with a cafe & bar.
This event is free, but advance registration is required. Registration opens at 9am on the Monday before the event. Please sign up for our newsletter to be notified when registration is open.
The event is held at The Music Hall Loft. Doors open at 8:30. Coffee will be served 8:30-9am. Talk begins at 9am and event ends at 10am. There is abundant paid parking behind the Music Hall Loft and on surrounding side streets.
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