2021 Business Partner Award Recipient


Institution for Savings

The Business Partner Award is presented to a company that has made particularly noteworthy contributions to the NEF and the Newburyport Public Schools.

The Institution for Savings (IFS) exemplifies everything intended when the Business Award was created. Since our inception, the IFS has donated over one million dollars to the NEF. The district-wide impact of this partnership is immeasurable. Notably, grants received from the IFS have resulted in the complete renovation of the auditorium at Newburyport High School, 8 science labs and the STEM lab were created at the Nock/Molin, and the gym and the auditorium are each named after the IFS at the Bresnahan. They have been our presenting sponsor for the Lighthouse Auction, high level sponsor for countless NEF Open Golf Tournaments and Monte Carlo nights, and are one of the first to help out when unexpected needs come up. When the schools first went into lockdown due to Covid-19, we received an unplanned $20,000 ask to get books into the hands of our students. The IFS saw our Facebook post and within minutes started off this successful campaign with a $5000 donation. The IFS genuinely cares about not only the Newburyport Public Schools, but also the community. They sponsor a vast array of non-profits in town, all with the same goal of helping make Newburyport the best it can be. We are truly lucky to have them in our community and even luckier that they are our biggest supporter.