Northborough Education Foundation

In Support of Our Schools

Northborough Education Foundation - In Support of Our Schools

Third Annual Applefest Gala Tickets on Sale August 1st!

Join NEF for a night of Cocktails and Dancing Under the Stars. There will be a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres followed by dancing to live music provided by Fever (www.feverband.net). Cocktail attire is requested.

The Gala will be held on Friday, September 15th at 7:30 at the Juniper Hills Golf Course Pavilion.

Tickets are $50/person and can be purchased August 1st at Lowe’s Market or online at www.ApplefestGala.eventbrite.com..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Annual Applefest Gala

 

 

 

 

 

Save the Date!

The 3rd annual Applefest Gala will be held on Friday, September 15th at 7:30 at the Juniper Hill Golf Course. Tickets go on sale August 1st.

Come join us for cocktails & Hors D’Oeuvres and dancing with “Fever” (www.feverband.net)

CASH BAR | MYSTERY BASKETS | RAFFLES

All proceeds support the Northborough Education Foundation

End of Year Golden Apples Deadline is June 16th!

Looking for a great way to thank all of the teachers, specialists and school staff that have helped your child have a great year? Give them a Golden Apple!

Each Golden Apple purchased represents a tax-deductible donation made in the teacher’s name to the Northborough Education Foundation. Money raised help fund grants for unique educational programs that fall outside the realm of
the annual school budget.

Order online by June 16th.

 

Order Teacher Appreciation Week Golden Apples by May 1

Teacher Appreciation week is May 1-5, 2017. Honor that special school staff member in your child’s life with a Golden Apple accompanied with a RedBox gift certificate and candy treat. Certificates will be delivered to the school staff on May 4th. For more information on the program, click here or order on line no later than May 1 to ensure delivery.  All donations will help NEF award academic grants for school initiatives that fall outside the realm of the annual school budget.

Team Trivia 2017

Forty-eight teams matched wits at NEF’s 8th annual Team Trivia Night held on April 7, which resulted in raising $15,500 in profit.

The top three scores were extremely close with the winning team, The Dream Team, scoring 77 points. The team members of The Dream Team included Tony Armata, Chuck Hart, Jason Perrault, and Kris Benson. Let’s Look It Up came in second place with 75 points and Jolly Ranchers took third place with 72 points.

The best costume award went to Trophy Wives, comprised of staff members from Robert E. Melican Middle School.

The panel of judges included Rita Matraia, Tom Lowe, Beverly Mulkey, Pat Montimurro, John Coderre, and Fred George.

Event sponsors were Metrowest Painting, St. Mary’s Credit Union, realtor Karen Scopetski, Metrowest Oral Surgical Associates, realtor Michelle Gillespie and LifeCare Physical Therapy.

Princess Tea Party May 6th

NEF invites you to the 5th annual Mother/Daughter Princess Tea Party on Saturday, May 6 from 2 pm – 4 pm at Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St, Northborough.

Appearances by Ariel and Belle are scheduled so be sure to bring a camera and wear your princess attire.

Reservations are required and spots fill up quickly. To register, click here.

Team Trivia Night 2017 Announced

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Time to brush up on your trivia. The annual NEF Team Trivia Night will be held on Friday, April 7th, 2017 at the Doubletree, 5400 Computer Drive in Westborough. Doors open at 7 pm and first question is at 7:30 pm.

Register before March 24th at the early bird cost of $140 per team. After this date, the cost will increase to $160/team. Spectators are welcome with a $10 suggested donation at the door.

Click here for complete details, or

Register online today!

All proceeds will benefit NEF. Your entry fee is a tax-deductible contribution to NEF, a registered 501(c)3 organization.

 

 

 

Staples supports NEF’s Chromebooks for Classrooms campaign

The Northborough Education Foundation has been awarded $5,000 by Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc., through a program called 2 Million & Change that allows Staples associates around the globe to direct more than $2 million in donations each year. The grant was awarded at the recommendation of NEF Secretary Dawn Palma and NEF supporter Amuna Biondi, , both Staples, Inc. employees. The donation was earmarked for NEF’s Chromebooks for Classrooms campaign, which was kicked off in April 2016.

In addition to a few anonymous donations and the generosity of the community, the Staples Foundation grant has helped NEF to reach its goal of funding 200 new Chromebooks by the end of this school year.

“But that doesn’t mean we’re turning off the switch,” said NEF president Marile Borden. “Two hundred was a goal, but we would be thrilled to surpass that and help supply the District with even more needed devices.”

NEF will continue to accept donations at www.northboroughed.org/chromebooks through June 2017.

Created in 2012, the 2 Million & Change program is a philanthropic initiative which allows Staples associates around the world to direct funding to non-profit organizations focused on academic education or job skills. The program encourages local community engagement by awarding larger grants to organizations where associates are highly engaged in volunteering or fundraising.

Additional information on the Staples Foundation can be found at www.staples.com/community.

Chromebook Campaign Goal Reached!

NEF is thrilled to announce that, thanks to the extreme generosity of local residents and businesses alike, we have reached our goal of raising $50,000 for the purchase of more than 200 new Chromebooks for Northborough’s K-12 schools. The NEF Chromebook Campaign was launched on April 1st of 2016 with a live “paddle raise” at our annual Team Trivia Night. The paddle raise brought in over $8000 to kickstart the campaign. In the year following, NEF has received donations from individuals and families in Northborough, “Evenings for Education” hosts, and a number of local businesses including T. Rose Karate (who donated 100% of proceeds from an Intro to Karate fundraiser), Central One Federal Credit Union, Liquid Ice, Northboro House of Pizza, Emily Jane Designs and LulaRoe.

The largest donations came in from several campaign sponsors who generously contributed 10 or more Chromebooks to the campaign. These include: Wheelhouse Wealth Advisors, The Staples Foundation, Haven Restoration and the Northborough Chiropractic Center.

NEF wishes to thank all those who helped us to realize our goal. Thanks to your generous support, Northborough students will have much greater access to the technology they need to propel their literacy and achievement in 21st century skills.

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