2019 Ed Award Recipient


Jay Iannini

Jay Iannini’s name has rightfully become synonymous with the NEF as he has been involved with the organization since 2008 in almost every capacity from volunteer to board member to president and auctioneer extraordinaire.

The NEF has thrived under his leadership and his ability to recruit countless talented and amazing people to volunteer for the organization. Jay’s involvement, vision and dedication are responsible for bringing hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Newburyport public school system as he was a key player in bringing the Lighthouse Auction, Monte Carlo Night, The Music and Harvest Festival, and NEF Golf Open to fruition.

Jay is someone who is willing to roll up his sleeves and do the heavy lifting whenever needed, especially when it comes to improving education for kids in our community. In addition to his involvement with the NEF, he was a vital leader in the successful Port Pride campaign and also filled a temporary seat on the School Committee when needed.