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.
WHAT IS PLANNED GIVING?
Planned giving can benefit you, your loved ones, and the students of the Northshore Education Consortium. A planned gift enables charitable donations at a level that you might not have thought possible, while maximizing tax benefits for you and your family. Through our planned giving options, the Friends of Northshore Education Consortium can help you achieve your financial and philanthropic goals.
Bequests are an important source of support. A general bequest is one of the most popular ways to make a charitable gift by will. You simply designate a specified dollar amount, property or specific assets to Friends of Northshore Education Consortium. For suggested wording for a gift please see below:
- For a Bequest of Cash:“I give and bequeath the sum of ___________________________ Dollars ($____________) to Friends of Northshore Education Consortium, 112 Sohier Road, Beverly, MA 01915, for its general purposes (or for a specific program determined in consultation with Friends of Northshore Education Consortium).”
- For a Bequest of Securities or Other Assets:“I give, devise and bequeath [insert description of assets to be gifted], to Friends of Northshore Education Consortium, 112 Sohier Road, Beverly, MA 01915 for its general purposes (or for a specific program determined in consultation with Friends of Northshore Education Consortium).”
- To Designate Friends of Northshore Education Consortium as a Beneficiary of a Percentage of Your Estate:“All of the rest, residue and remainder of the property belonging to me at the time of my death, both real and personal, of whatever kind and nature and wherever situated, and any property to which I may in any way and at any time be entitled and any property which I have not otherwise effectually disposed of (exclusive of any property over which I may have a power of appointment, it being my intention not to hereby exercise any such power of appointment), hereinafter referred to as my “residuary estate”, I give, devise and bequeath as follows:
__________ percent ( ___%) thereof to Friends of Northshore Education Consortium, 112 Sohier Road, Beverly, MA 01915, for its general purposes (or for a specific program determined in consultation with Friends of Northshore Education Consortium).”(If Friends of Northshore Education Consortium is not receiving 100% of your estate, you will need to list the other beneficiaries.)
While there are a number of ways to make a bequest to Friends of Northshore Education Consortium we recommend that you consult your attorney to decide what best suits your individual circumstances.
Some assets are not transferred through a will. These include assets in a qualified retirement plan (qualified plans include an IRA, Keogh, 401(K), 403(B), or defined benefit plan) that remain after your lifetime. Often, a retirement plan is a pre-tax asset and, when transferred to a beneficiary, is subject to estate tax as well as income tax. Naming the Friends of Northshore Education Consortium, Inc. as the beneficiary of your qualified retirement plan may be advantageous and financially judicious. Most often you simply need to name the Friends of Northshore Education Consortium Inc. on the beneficiary line when you sign up for your retirement plan, or to modify your current election by notifying your plan administrator.
MORE INFORMATION & GENERAL INQUIRES
For more information, please contact the Development Office at ext. 1251
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