Donald Trump is coming to New Hampshire this fall to help honor the First Amendment.
The Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications Inc., announced this weekend that Trump will be the featured speaker at the school's 12th annual First Amendment Awards event. The program is at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Manchester on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 12.
The event honors First Amendment freedoms and those from New Hamphire who go above and beyond to uphold them.
Honorees have included outspoken school board members and private citizens, newspapers and editors, and a former state attorney general.The outspoken Trump, know to many simply as "The Donald,'' is a successful real estate developer, reality TV host, author and political commentator.
His visits to the First Primary state regularly spark speculation about his own presidential ideas. He has said he is keeping his options open for 2016.Meanwhile, his appearances draw crowds. His speech at a "Politics and Eggs'' business forum at St. Anselm College last winter drew a packed house.
Tickets to the Loeb School event go on sale Sept. 12 at www.loebschool.org.
Trump joins a distinguished list of national figures who have donated their time to help the school with its major annual fundraising event.
First Amendment speakers have included the late Tim Russert of NBC, Fox's Bill O'Reilly, Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Sen. John McCain, commentators Patrick Buchanan and George Will and ABC's George Stephanopoulos.
The school was founded in 1999 by Nackey S. Loeb, the late president and publisher of the New Hampshire Union Leader and Sunday News.
Its mission is to promote understanding and appreciation of the First Amendment and "to foster interest, integrity and excellence in journalism and communication.''
Loeb School instructors come from many New Hampshire news media and businesses. Free classes and low-cost workshops for students of all ages cover not only the First Amendment but also journalism, photography, broadcasting, social media and public speaking.
The Nov. 12 early evening event is supported by a wide range of New Hampshire businesses, led by presenting sponsor People's United Bank.
The school announcement said 2014 sponsors and supporters include: PSNH, Amoskeag Beverages, Eastern Bank, AutoFair, US Trust Bank of America Wealth Management, Holloway Automotive Group, TD Charitable Foundation, AT&T, The Dupont Group, Fallon Health, the Common Man Family of Restaurants, BAE Systems, Lincoln Financial and The McLane Law Firm.
Also supporting the event are: Kelly PAC; Fidelity Investments; Daniel and Carol Hughes; Elliot Health System; Bernstein Shur Sawyer & Nelson; The Bernstein Shur Group; b-fresh consulting LLC; Douglas, Leonard & Garvey; Howe, Riley and Howe; The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University; and St. Mary's Bank.
WMUR-TV and WGIR radio. along with the Union Leader, are media sponsors.
For more information, go to www.loebschool.org or call 627-0005.