Annual Lighthouse Auction


The Lighthouse Auction is the Newburyport Education Foundation’s largest event of the year, raising over $100,000 that goes directly to the Newburyport Public Schools!

At Home.Together.Striving for Excellence

The 2020 Annual Lighthouse Auction presented by the Institution for Savings will be held virtually from Sunday November 1 through Saturday, November 7, 2020.

All proceeds from this year’s event will support the Newburyport Education Foundation’s 2020 Campaigns:

  • District-Wide STEM Initiative – Phase 3
    Phase 3 of the District-wide STEM initiative includes continuing the upgrades at Newburyport High School with modern 21st century equipment, and new cross-curricular courses (e.g. Tech/Engineering and Math, Science and Math, Math and Art).  Students will also participate in a ground-breaking project to design a research station to study the Merrimac River.
  • Wellness Initiative, providing innovation in physical education and wellness classes, counseling intervention and prevention programs, and restorative disciplinary practices.
  • Literature enhancement via the summer reading program and remote learning support.
  • Advanced Studies, a dual-enrollment program with Endicott college allowing high school students to earn college credits.

There are many ways to get involved:

    • DONATE an auction item or experience. Examples include: sporting tickets and memorabilia, unique experiences, gift certificates, hotel stays, etc.
    • Purchase a VIP Package.  Email us at to learn more about what is available.
    • VOLUNTEER to assist with the event.  Email us at to learn more about the volunteer opportunities still available.
    • BID on great items through our online auction from anywhere via your mobile or computer.
    • SPONSOR the event! The NEF has a wide marketing reach that includes:
        • 3,500+ email address and highly successful click rate on e-newsletters
        • Monthly Column in Newburyport Daily News
        • 1,200+ Facebook followers and 600+ Twitter followers
        • Streamlined new website that highlights our sponsors
        • Ability to reach every family (2,000+) in the Newburyport Public Schools District via the Community Page of their website