Northborough Education Foundation

In Support of Our Schools

Northborough Education Foundation - In Support of Our Schools

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.


3rd Annual Mother/Daughter Princess Tea – May 9

CinderellaNEF invites you to its 3rd annual Mother/Daughter Princess Tea to be held on Saturday, May 9 from 2 pm – 4 pm at Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St, Northborough.

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

More info and the reservation link can be found here.


Team Trivia Night Raises $11,300 for NEF!

winnersForty-two teams matched wits at NEF’s 6th annual Team Trivia Night on March 27, which resulted in raising a record breaking $11,300.

Northborough Education Foundation (NEF)‘s Team Trivia Night was a battle through 5 rounds of questions including local history, politics, pop culture, science, and sports, but it was team Pigs Might Fly that had the winning score. This was a huge win as team Let’s Look it Up (aka The Librarians) has held the winning title for the past four years. Let’s Look it Up came in second place this year.

The event was held at Acacia at Indian Meadows in Westborough and was made possible by event sponsor Marlborough Savings Bank and event supporters Capital Environmental, St. Mary’s Credit Union, and realtor Karen Scopetski.

Participation in this year’s event increased substantially with 15 more registered teams than in 2014 and proceeds almost quadrupled. A silent auction was also held and assisted in the evening’s success.

Silent Auction!

Check out the auction items that will be up for bid at this year’s Team Trivia Night!

#1. Signed Julian Edelman Jersey

Your chance to own a piece of Patriots history! Full size blue jersey autographed by one of the stars of SuperBowl XLIX.

value: $500 | starting bid: $275 | minimum raise: $25


#2. One year membership to the California Wine Club

Discover artisan wines handcrafted by small California wineries that produce in such limited quantities that their wines can’t be found in local stores. Each month you will be introduced to a different winery, and receive: 2 handcrafted, award-winning wines, plus a guide to the winery and wines—delivered right to your doorstep.

value: $600 | starting bid: $200 | minimum raise: $25


#3. Design and Name Your Own Ice Cream Flavor at Trombetta’s

Work with the head ice cream maker at Trombetta’s to design your own flavor for the 2015 summer season—then choose just the right name for it. Receive 2 complimentary quarts of your custom ice cream (plus hot fudge and sprinkles!). Your flavor will be added to the Special Flavors Menu — the length of time it lasts there will depend on how successful it is!

value: priceless | starting bid: $40 | minimum raise: $20


#4. Dinner Party for 8

Enjoy a dinner party in your own home without any of the effort! Chef du Jour catering will come to your house to prepare your dinner party for 8! Includes 4 bottles of wine and a Wegman’s Gift Card for $100. (Additional grocery expenses will be at winner’s expense.)

value: $425 | starting bid: $100 | minimum raise: $25

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NEF Announces March Events

Something for the ladies, something for the family, and something for a group of friends.

The Northborough Education Foundation has three March fundraising events that will make you forget about all the snow we’ve had this winter.

Ladies Night Out:   NEF has teamed up with Northboro Local First, an effort by local, independent and small businesses to build and maintain a vibrant local economy in town.  These businesses are coordinating a monthly event series where a portion of their sales will be donated back to NEF.  The first is a Ladies Night Out, which will be held at the Purple Rose located at 140 Main Street, Northborough on Thursday, March 5  from 6 pm – 8 pm.   It will be a fun evening of casual shopping, mingling and special giveaways.  Be sure to follow the Facebook page, Northborough Local Ladies Night Out, to keep updated on each month’s special venue and event.

 Dinner at Romaine’s:  If all the winter shoveling has made you hungry, it’s time to treat yourself to dinner at Romaine’s on Sunday, March 8 between 5 pm and 8 pm.  Please mention NEF to your server and 15% of your food bill will be donated to NEF.  Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling Romaine’s at 508-393-8889 or on line through  The restaurant is located in Times Square, 299 West Main St., Northborough and a kid’s menu is available.

Trivia Night:  There’s still time to form your team of 2-4 people to test your knowledge of sports, entertainment, history, and science.  Mark your calendar to be at Acacia at Indian Meadows, 275 Turnpike Rd., in Westborough on  Friday, March 27 – doors open at 7 pm, first question at 7:30 pm.  Cost is $140/team and $5 suggested donation at the door for spectators.

This year’s generous event sponsor is Marlborough Savings Bank.