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The mission of the Newburyport Education Foundation is to generate financial resources and community involvement to enhance education in the Newburyport Public Schools.

What We Do
Campaigns

Education requires experiences that can help students to look beyond the years they spend in school to the roles they can play in the future. They are becoming the citizens who will lead, perform, build and create the world ahead of us. We seek, with help from others, to make them the best-educated and most conscientious members of society that we have ever known.

The Newburyport Education Foundation offers donors meaningful, lasting opportunities to support excellence in public education in our city.
Our campaigns focus on enhancing our students’ experiences in the areas below. Click the icons to learn more, or click here to explore donation options.

What We Do
Teacher Tributes

You can recognize a teacher, staff member or administrator’s contribution to your student’s education during Teacher Appreciation Week, the end of the school year—or any time. Your gift will be invested in the school system through the NEF’s current campaign.

Your honoree (or honorees) will receive a personalized card including your message and a message from the NEF explaining you donated funds to the NEF in appreciation of their efforts along with a Teacher Tribute pin. An NEF volunteer will deliver the card and pin. It’s as simple as a few clicks for you and it helps the schools enhance education at the same time!

or Contact us at info@NewburyportEF.org if you have any questions.

What We Do
Naming Opportunities

Your gift to the NEF can be used to name a room or area at one of our schools—or a seat in an auditorium—in honor or in memory of a teacher, family member, alumni class, or loved one. A personalized plaque is prominently displayed with the honoree's name.

Opportunities range from $2,500 to $100,000. Donations can be made via secure online credit card, by mail, or in person. Please contact us for more information on completing your gift at info@newburyportef.org. Thank you for supporting the NEF and the Newburyport Public Schools.

NHS

NHS Auditorium "Save Your Seat" Program

 

You can make your mark with a permanent plaque by naming a seat in the renovated High School auditorium with a donation of $100 or $125.
NAME YOUR SEAT NOW!

 

Room/Area Naming Opportunities

 

Download a complete list of Room/Area naming opportunities at the High School. Contact us for more information on completing your gift at info@newburyportef.org.

NHS Rooms Have Been Named in Honor OF:

Band Room, Edward G. Molin
Conference Room, Edmund & Ruth Burke
Dean of Students' Office, Class of 1942
Engineering Technology Lab, John O'Connell
English/Social Studies Faculty Offices, Roger Gagnon
Gymnasium, Institution for Savings
Health Services Suite, Edward J. Knapp
Library Circulation Desk, Class of 1953, Virginia Bilmazes Bernard
Library Media Center, Institution for Savings

Mac Lab in the library, Frances Ashe
Main Lobby, Class of 1938
NHS Fitness Center, Robert J. Welch, Friends of Robert J. Welch Committee
Photography Lab, Chester W. Hawrylciw, City Councilor
Reading Area, Richard Lamothe
School Store, NAID Foundation
Science Classroom, Zampell Companies
Video Production Studio, Thomas Nicholas Pecorelli, NHS '88
World Language Lab, Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank

Molin-Nock

Auditorium “Save Your Seat” Program

 

You can make your mark with a permanent plaque by naming a seat in the renovated Molin/Nock auditorium with a donation of $100 or $125.
NAME YOUR SEAT NOW!

 

Room/Area Naming Opportunities

 

Rooms have been named in honor of:

 

Mindfulness & Wellness Space, Jacalyn Stuart Bennett
Library and Media Center, Institution for Savings

 

Contact us for more information on completing your gift at info@newburyportef.org.

Bresnahan

Room/Area Naming Opportunities

 

Through the NEF, donors can name a room or area at the new Francis T. Bresnahan Elementary School to create a lasting tribute or memorial.

 

Naming opportunities range from $2,500 to $100,000. Contact us for more information on completing your gift at info@newburyportef.org.

“We have three boys going through the Bresnahan elementary school. Naming a room in the new building is the perfect opportunity to honor their grandfather and also support our public schools.“
– Chris and Candi Skiba, Parents

What We Do
Partnership Grants

The Partnership Grant program connects teachers and business partners who then work together to create meaningful educational experiences that allow students to see how their skills apply to the world of work. The program integrates the standards-based curriculum content with work-based skills that provide an authentic learning experience. As a result of the program, students have chosen the specific fields explored through the partnership program as careers.

 

Do you have a project idea that could inspire students to explore learning opportunities that connects the community to the classroom or the classroom to the community?

Program Benefits

 

For Students: The curriculum and their experiential learning become more relevant by understanding the application in the real world. Fosters a higher level of student engagement in their which in turn enhances their their access to the curriculum.

 

For Teachers: Provides opportunities to expand their capacity by working with experts in their fields.

 

For Business Partners: Create a spark of interest for students – perhaps help them in finding their passion. Meaningful way to give back to the community by volunteering time and expertise, fostering highly rewarding collaborations with local educators and students..

 

Application Schedule

 

There are two application opportunities each year. For programs taking place in the Fall, applications are due the prior April/May. For programs taking place in the Spring, applications are due the prior September/October.

 

If you are a teacher and have a question regarding aligning the project to the curriculum, please email Lisa Furlong. If you are ready to send us an application, click here to apply.

What We Do
Business Coalition Programs

The Education/Business Coalition (NEBC) was founded in 1990 as a non-profit organization of educators and business leaders committed to establishing connections between Newburyport Schools and the workplace. One of the first organizations of its kind in New England, the NEBC has since become a recognized leader in providing educators and students alike with opportunities for meaningful, curriculum-based connections between our schools and our business community.

 

In 2010, the NEBC joined with the NEF to consolidate our efforts, and provide our business partners with a single vehicle for making a difference in the Newburyport Public Schools. Going by a shorter name, the Business Coalition continued to support and strengthen its programs, where business partners volunteered their time and expertise in highly rewarding collaborations with local educators and students. These collaborations supported and enriched our schools’ curricular objectives through a variety of workplace learning activities which included an Advisory Council, Internships, Guest Speakers, Career Development, Externships, and Job Shadowing.

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Donors and Sponsors
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The mission of the Newburyport Education Foundation is to generate financial resources and community involvement to enhance education in the Newburyport Public Schools.
CONTACT THE NEF

Email: info@newburyportef.org
Phone: 978.463.7893

P.O. Box 1002
Newburyport, MA
01950

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THE FINE PRINT

The Newburyport Education Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 04-3583906) and donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, May 20th, 2024
NEF Golf Tournament