Northborough – The Northborough Education Foundation (NEF) awarded $68,000 in funds to 20 grant recipients during a special ceremony held at the Northborough Free Library Sept. 18.
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 Kerri Sullivan-Kreiss of SullivanKreiss Financial, for generously becoming the 2018 NEF Platinum Sponsor. NEF also presented a $1,000 scholarship, generously donated by Main Street Bank, to the first “I love Northborough” Scholarship Contest winner, Megan Harrington.
Fundraisers in 2017-18 included the Applefest Gala, Golden Apple Appreciation Gifts, Trivia Night, Gala Jr., and the Mother/Daughter Princess Tea Party. Proceeds from these events enabled NEF to fully or partially approve funding for the grants submitted this year.
NEF has created a yearly theme for the grants in effort to inspire unique ideas. This year’s theme was “Small World, Global Students.”