The Northborough Education Foundation awards over $36,000 in school grants

NEF supported a grant for Community Reading Day 2018 for all Northborough elementary schools and Robert E. Melican Middle School. (l to r) NEF Grants Chair Susan Ogar, Fannie E. Proctor School Principal Alana Cyr, Marion E. Zeh School Principal Sue Whitten, Lincoln Street Principal Jennifer Parson, Marguerite E. Peaslee Principal Jill Barnhardt, Melican Principal Michelle Karb and NEF Communications Chair Noel Silvia

Northborough – The Northborough Education Foundation (NEF) awarded $36,075 in funds to 18 grant recipients during a ceremony held at the Northborough Free Library Sept. 15.

Superintendent of Schools Christine Johnson attended the ceremony, along with representatives from each school and the Northborough Free Library.

NEF Grant Committee Chair Susan Ogar recognized the significance of the continued support of corporate sponsors, members of the community and schools, and the organization’s many volunteers who help make the fundraising events successful. A special thanks was given to outgoing NEF President Marile Borden for her hard work and dedication over the past three years. Borden was instrumental in the growth and exposure of NEF. During her time as president, she spearheaded the Chromebook Campaign in 2016 which raised over $51,000 for the purchase of more than 200 new Chromebooks to be used in classrooms at all Northborough public schools.

Fundraisers in 2015-16 included the Applefest Gala, Golden Apple Appreciation Awards, Trivia Night, the first annual Gala Jr., and Mother/Daughter Princess Tea Party.

NEF is a tax-exempt charitable organization. All qualifying donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. All donations can be mailed to Northborough Education Foundation, PO Box 1094, Northborough, MA 01532 or donations can be made online at www.northboroughed.org.

(Photos/Kerri Martinek)

NEF supported a grant for “Cracking the Curriculum: Utilizing Breakout EDU Gaming Platform in the Social Studies Classroom for the Algonquin Regional High School.” (l to r) NEF Grants Chair Susan Ogar, NEF President Marile Borden, ARHS Principal Sara Walsh, NEF Communications Chair Noel Silvia

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