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Your Support Makes a Difference

When you donate to Northern Essex Community College, you are making a difference in our students’ lives today, and having a positive impact on our communities tomorrow.

With limited state funding, NECC relies increasingly on the support of alumni and friends to help provide our students with the best learning experience possible. With your support, we can:

  • Grant scholarships that help students pay for courses and books
  • Provide essential upgrades to labs and other learning environments
  • Offer life-changing opportunities, such as study abroad experiences, to round out our students’ education
  • And more! 

We need your help, and we appreciate your support. Every gift matters, whether large or small, and every gift has an immediate – and long term – impact on our students and our communities. Please help us prepare the next generation of graduates that work in our hospitals and doctor’s offices, our schools, our courts, and our businesses.

There are Several Opportunities for Giving



The college’s annual fund, the NECC Fund, provides much-needed scholarship awards to students as well as program grants to faculty and staff that enhance classroom learning. You can make your gift securely online



Endowed Scholarships

If you are interested in creating a permanent award, you can establish an endowed scholarship. Endowed scholarships are professional invested and managed, with the generated interest providing an annual scholarship of at least $500.  If you are interested in a named or established scholarship, please contact Allison Dolan-Wilson, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at 978-556-3624.

There are Many Ways You Can Give

Online and Cash Gifts

Online gifts and cash gifts enable funds to be made available for immediate use by NECC and are fully tax deductible. You can make your gift securely online or you can write a check to the NECC Foundation and mail it to the Office of Institutional Advancement, Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott Street, Haverhill, MA 01830


Gifts of appreciated securities offer significant tax advantages to the donor. Please call Institutional Advancement for further information and instructions for their transfer.

Matching Gifts

Many companies match contributions made by current or retired employees or their spouse. Contact your Human Resources department to see if your employer participates in a matching gift program. If they do, you will simply have to complete a form from them and send it to Institutional Advancement.

Life Income Gifts

You may make a charitable contribution to NECC and also receive income for life while obtaining significant tax advantages. For further information, please contact Institutional Advancement.


Any asset may be transferred to NECC by bequest. The gift may be made under your will, through a trust, or by designating NECC as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan. For further information, please contact Institutional Advancement.

Gifts of Real Estate

You may make gifts of real estate and gifts of future interests in real estate and obtain tax savings. For further information, please contact Institutional Advancement.

In-Kind Donation

In-Kind donations are contributions of goods or services.  In-Kind donations could include health care or lab equipment, supplies, computer hardware, and more. For further information, please contact Institutional Advancement.

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