2017 Ed Award Recipient


Ray Nippes

ray_nippesThe Excellence in Education “Ed” Award is given to an individual in the community who leadership, acts, and support have raised the level of excellence in the Newburyport Public Schools.

Ray has made a significant impact on the Newburyport Public Schools through his 20+ years of work with the Newburyport Education Business Coalition and later with the Newburyport Education Foundation. His work with the NEF major gifts committee has resulted in much needed funding for the NEF/NEBC, Ray is never one to look for recognition or accolades – he just wants to make a difference! He may not be out in front of the crowd with his support, but rather leads quietly and is in lock step with the needs of the district and most importantly, the students.