STIMULATING EXCELLENCE IN
NATICK PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BRINGING SCHOOLS & CITIZENS TOGETHER TO IMPROVE EDUCATION…
The Natick Education Foundation is a nonprofit, membership organization dedicated to enriching, enhancing, and supporting Natick’s public education system. Membership is open to anyone interested in Natick, and in public education.
The Natick Education Foundation is an independent nonprofit membership organization that stimulates excellence in the Natick Public Schools by awarding grants for projects and purchases that support the curriculum, by funding scholarships and professional development for educators, and by raising the profile of public education in Natick.
Good schools are essential both to the well-being of individual students and to the civic health of our community. In this conviction, the Natick Education Foundation brings schools and citizens together to improve public education: to help our schools teach children to strive for excellence and achievement, to open young minds, and to expand the horizons of knowledge.
WHAT WE DO
The Natick Education Foundation is composed of a network of business, individual and community support. This broadly based effort will make programs available to our students and teachers that add richness and excitement to the school program. The Natick Education Foundation:
Award competitive program grants to Natick teachers, administrators, students and others.
Provide staff development/training grants to support new or established curricula.
Sponsor public information sessions. Provide scholarships to NHS graduates pursuing careers in education.
SCHOLARSHIPS TO NHS GRADUATES
Provide scholarships to NHS graduates pursuing careers in education.
Sponsors community events such as the NEF Spelling Bee to raise funds, and to provide visibility and support for Natick’s public schools and the NEF.
Recognize volunteers in our community, through the Shining Light Award, who have improved Natick’s quality of life while supporting our public schools.
MEET OUR BOARD
2015-2016 Board of Directors
Kyla P’an, President
Karen Leese, Secretary
Clare Lewis, Treasurer
Trudi Leone Lord
Rosemary Driscoll, President Emerita
OUR CORPORATE DONORS
A big thank you to all who make NEF possible.
The Natick Education Foundation and the school children of Natick greatly appreciate support from our corporate donors. We are grateful for the financial and in-kind donations from these companies. Please let them know how much you value their contributions to our community!
NEF HIGH HONOR SOCIETY
- Leon Lowenstein Foundation, Inc.
(In behalf of Catherine and Andrew
- Natick Extended Day
- Nellie Mae Education Foundation
NEF HONOR SOCIETY
- Middlesex Savings Bank
- Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences
OTHER NEF CORPORATE DONORS
- Macy’s Foundation
- Museum of Science
- Parents Coordinating Council
- Sun Life
- Sunrise Fund
- The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN)
- Valley of the Sun United Way
- Wellington Management