The Northshore Education Consortium (NEC), one of the first educational collaboratives in Massachusetts, opened its doors to students in 1975.
Thirty years later, educational budget cuts combined with rising costs made it necessary for the organization to begin pursuing other funding to ensure the continuation of high quality services and content offered in NEC programs.
In 2005, NEC’s Board of Directors created a non-profit arm of the organization solely devoted to fundraising and development. This entity, The Friends of the Northshore Education Consortium (Friends), pursues funding for general operating and programmatic costs via grant proposals, events and major gift donations.
This volunteer advisory board is comprised of educational professionals, parents and area business leaders who have created a comprehensive fundraising strategy, and are committed to seeing NEC succeed.
Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Highlights
- Revenue of $228,869
- $44,240 donated to our Tribute Program
- $69,116 received from grants
- $45,130 was raised during our annual appeal; our highest year ever
Friends of NEC Annual Report
Each year, Friends of NEC reports it’s financial data from the previous fiscal year. The following reports are from the past four fiscal years.
Friends of NEC Board
Cindy Johnson, President, EBSCO & NEC Parent
Graham Bacheller, Lincoln Investment Planning
Luisa Coppola, East Boston Savings Bank
Andrea Kantaros, retired from People’s United Bank
Elma Mandzo-Jonvanic, First Ipswich Bank
Debra Margolis, Spaulding Rehabilitation