Giving to the Consortium
It is through the support of donors, like you, that we have been able to open doors that typically would have remained closed for the unique body of students we serve. Thank you!
All or part of your gift may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Please check with your tax advisor. Also check to see if your company will match your gift. The following is a partial list of matching gift companies.
Ways to Give
We want to encourage you to join one of our membership levels listed…
Art therapy, music therapy, field trips, an inclusive playground, iPads, Chromebooks, an athletic field and track and so much more are all the direct result of individuals like you believing that their contribution can and does make a difference.
$1,000 O’Grady Level
Recognitions: Annual Reception, NEC News Publication, Wall of Honor, preferred seating at NEC events, Honor Roll of donors.
$500 Academy Level
Recognitions: Annual Reception, NEC News Publications, Wall of Honor, Honor Roll of Donors
$250 Recovery Level
Recognitions: NEC News Publications, Wall of Honor, Honor Roll of Donors
$100 Embark Level
Recognitions: NEC News Publications, Honor Roll of Donors
Please note that while each giving level is named after a Consortium program, giving at any level goes to benefit all students of the Northshore Education Consortium. Membership is renewable annually.
In any given year the Northshore Education Consortium (NEC) is the grateful recipient of numerous donations made in memory of or in honor of someone cherished. Through the Tribute Program, you can honor the memory of a loved one, recognize special occasions, wish someone a speedy recovery or even say thank you! At the same time, your recognition will provide invaluable resources to our very vulnerable population of students with special needs. These gifts are mentioned in our annual publications unless otherwise directed.
More for YOUR dollar!
Your company might have a Matching Gift program which may allow you to increase or even double the value of your gift to Friends of NEC! Check with your employer’s Human Resources office to determine if your company has a matching gift program.
The following is a partial list of matching gift companies. If you would like your company added to this list please contact the Development Office at 978-232-9755 ext. 1251
O’Grady Legacy Society
Including Friends of NEC in your will, is the simplest type of planned gift and one of the easiest to implement. A bequest may specify a dollar amount, a particular asset, or a percentage of your estate. A bequest to Friends of NEC can be as simple as a sentence or two in your will or living trust agreement.
LEARN MORE about Legacy Giving
David & Laurie Hark, who have been involved with the Consortium for more than four decades, explain why NEC has been and continues to be a charity of choice for them:
“The Consortium is a very special place…
It is more than just a collection of schools. It is a community for people whose lives have taken a different path from the norm. The schools are filled with the bravest, most resilient children, families and staff members. They are places where all can thrive and grow together. The Consortium is an important place to our family and we are committed as donors and as friends, to remain supportive in whatever ways we can.”
How to Give
Your financial contributions help fund our programs and make our work possible!
Secure Online Gifts
As a convenient method for giving, the Friends of NEC offers a secure payment site for online giving option through SecurePay.
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Northshore Education Consortium, 112 Sohier Road, Beverly, MA 01915
If you would like to schedule a visit to learn more about our giving opportunities and, more importantly, meet our students, please contact:
Friends of the NEC