2021 Cindy Johnson Volunteer Award Recipient


Kacey Oreal

The Cindy Johnson Volunteer Award is presented to an individual for his/her many devoted hours to support the Newburyport Education Foundation.

Kacey led the class donation effort for the NEFs annual Lighthouse Auction for several years, culminating in thousands of dollars in donations. Class baskets became the heart and soul of the auction under Kacey’s leadership and creativity. Kacey’s quick email responses and attention to detail allowed her to effortlessly communicate with a large number of parents from Kindergarten to High School as she led the class donation effort. In addition, Kacey spent a good deal of time on back-end system work in Silent Auction Pro, another tedious yet critical function for auction success. Kacey would repeatedly ask what else she could do to help and her volunteer efforts are unequivocally part of the auction’s overarching success.