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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!

 Online Donations

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

Circle of Trusted Partners

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.

$5,000 Founder

$2,500 Steward

$1,000 Benefactor

$500 Partner 

$250 Supporter

$100 Friend

Membership is renewable annually.

Tribute Program

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.

Matching Gifts

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

Matching Gift Companies

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

Donor Testimonial

“Children with disabilities have a special way of demonstrating that everything is possible.  

April was five years old, still just a baby to us and struggling in her school. A change was made and we found ourselves at the doors of the Kevin O’Grady School. Now, 15 years later, we still find ourselves at those same doors. The school sees who April is, not who she isn’t. They understand that logic is an illusion compared with the power of determination.”

-Julio & Maria Garcia (PHOTO: Maria, Julio, April, Arianna, & Angel)

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. 

By Mail:

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:

Sarah Seiler

Development Director

Friends of the NEC

Phone: 978.232.9755 ext. 1251