Northborough Education Foundation

In Support of Our Schools

Northborough Education Foundation - In Support of Our Schools

Team Trivia Night 2016 Announced


Time to brush up on your trivia. The annual NEF Team Trivia Night will be held on Friday, April 1, 2016 at the Doubletree, 5400 Computer Drive in Westborough. Doors open at 7 pm and first question is at 7:30 pm.

Register before March 15 at the early bird cost of $140 per team. After this date, the cost will increase. Spectators are welcome with a $10 suggested donation at the door.

More information can be found here.

Register on-line now here or register using the mail in form.

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




Holiday Golden Apples are Ready to Order

golden apple holiday 2015

It’s already that time of year again, where we are making our holiday shopping list and checking it twice.  No need to stress about teacher gifts though when you can purchase a Golden Apple without even a trip to the mall.

A Golden Apple certificate can be personalized at the cost of 1 for $15 or 5 for $50. This year, you are also able to add a $5 gift card to Dunkin’ Donuts or Target.

To ensure delivery by Monday, Dec. 21, please order no later than Tuesday, Dec. 15. It’s a perfect way to recognize those teachers and staff members who have made a lasting impact.

To learn more about the Golden Apple program click here or to go directly to the online order form, click here.





NEF Funds over $26,000 in Grants

Superintendent of Schools Christine Johnson

Superintendent of Schools Christine Johnson

NEF awarded over $26,000 in funds to 15 grant recipients during a special ceremony held at the Northborough Free Library on Sept. 15.

Superintendent of Schools Christine Johnson thanked NEF and noted her appreciation for teachers and staff who went the extra mile to seize the opportunity to write and submit a grant and to continue to put the kids first.

NEF President Marile Borden communicated her thanks to NEF’s corporate sponsors as well as to the community and schools who have supported the numerous fundraisers throughout the year including the Golden Apple Appreciation Awards, Trivia Night, Mother/Daughter Princess Tea, Northborough Local First Ladies Night Out, and the Applefest Gala. This support enabled NEF to approve to fully or partially fund 15 grants.

Descriptions of the 15 grants that were approved can be found here.  (Event photos were taken but Sue Ogar.)

2015-2016 Kickoff Meeting Announced

Come find out more about the organization that helped to bring you the Applefest Gala, Trivia Night, and Mother/Daughter Princess Tea. Community support of events like these have helped NEF support our schools and award over $26,000 in grants this year. Find out what is being planned for the 2015-2016 school year and, if interested, how you can help. Meeting information can be found here.

Gala Waitlist

Thanks to a spectacular weather forecast, we were able to make more tickets available and release the people on the Applefest Gala waitlist. At this time, we are shutting down the waitlist and no longer issuing ticket refunds. The committee is busy at work putting the final touches together… can’t wait to see you tomorrow!



Gala will kickoff Applefest 2015 weekend

GalaPoster15Northboro Local First and the Northborough Education Foundation invite you to join them for the first annual Applefest Gala—a night of cocktails and dancing under the stars. The event will be held at Juniper Hills Golf Course Pavilion on Friday, September 18, 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm.

Guests will enjoy a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres followed by dancing to live music provided by Jack’s Garage Band led by Jack Shanahan of Jack’s Guitar Garage in Northborough.

Tickets are $75/couple or $40/individual through August 15 and $50/person after that date. They can be purchased online at or in person with cash or check made payable to NEF at Beezer’s (277 Main St., Northborough) or LalaJava (290 W. Main St., Northborough).

Cocktail attire is requested and a silent auction will be held.  All proceeds from the event will benefit NEF.

The Gala will kick off the annual Applefest weekend which is scheduled for September 18-20, 2015. Applefest is an anticipated community celebration that organizes fun family events all weekend including a parade, dessert bake off, 5K road race, apple pie café, street fair and car show.

Organizers of the Gala include Northboro Local First (NLF) and the Northborough Education Foundation (NEF).

Northboro Local First is a collaborative effort by local, independent small business owners, community members, nonprofit organizations and all stakeholders of the Northborough community to help build and maintain a vibrant and local economy in town. For more info, visit

The Northborough Education Foundation is a non-profit organization which provides Northborough public schools and the community with resources necessary to improve curriculum, programs and services above and beyond the level supported by the annual school budget.  For more information on NEF, visit


School is almost out—time to thank a teacher with a NEF Golden Apple





The end of the school year is fast approaching and parents often look for unique ways to recognize those educators and staff in the Northborough Public Schools who have made the biggest impact on their child’s time at school. This is especially true as students graduate or move on to another school.

Northborough Education Foundation (NEF) is offering its Golden Apple program for year-end delivery. The cost is $15 each or 5 for $50.  In addition, an option to add a $5 Dunkin Donuts or Target gift card to be delivered along with the Golden Apple will be available. To ensure delivery by June 22, please order no later than June 15.  Order here!


95 Little Princesses Help to Raise $6,000 for NEF


What do you get when you have 95 young ladies, crafts, cupcakes, tea, dancing, and singing and then add Elsa and Cinderella? One big princess tea party!

NEF’s third Mother/Daughter Princess Tea was held on May 9 and provided an afternoon of fun including music by DJ Alex Uliasz, a scavenger hunt, beading, raffles and many photo opportunities.

The event raised $6,000 for NEF, which awards grants that provide unique educational programs that fall outside the realm of the annual school budget.

Event supporter Diane Cournoyer Dance Studio along with the following activity and raffle sponsors helped to make this special event a success:

Special Teas, Delectable Delights, Stop & Shop Speedway Plaza, Wegmans, Roche Brothers, Starbucks, Maryellen Smith, Aurora Exterior Painting,  BJ’s Wholesale Club, F3 Westborough, Heart & Stone, Westborough Orthbodontic Associates,  Beezers,  LifeCare Physical Therapy, HannaCo LLC, Discovery Museum, Jenny Boston, Just So Designs, L’Boutique, Larz Anderson Auto Museum, MGC, Museum of Science, Museum of Russian Icons, Nicholas Michaels Salon, MIT Museum, OtterBox, the Prinz Family, RedBox, the Seppa Family, T. Rose Karate, Tavern in the Square,  and Worcester EcoTarium.