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.

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

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:

PROGRAM GRANTS

Award competitive program grants to Natick teachers, administrators, students and others.

DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

Provide staff development/training grants to support new or established curricula.

PUBLIC INFORMATION

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.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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

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

Paige Adams
Stacy Bradford
Emily Diesl
Maura Gaughan

Trudi Leone Lord
Sherry Sandoval
Rosemary Driscoll, President Emerita

Rosanna Pasquale
Kerri Scharr
Maria Tumang
Darcy Turner

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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

  • Cognex
  • Leon Lowenstein Foundation, Inc.
    (In behalf of Catherine and Andrew
    Bendheim)
  • Natick Extended Day
  • Nellie Mae Education Foundation

NEF HONOR SOCIETY

  • MathWorks
  • Middlesex Savings Bank
  • Verizon
  • 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
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