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Women of NECC Raise Funds for Student Scholarships

Submitted by on June 7, 2017 – 8:46 pm

Left to right: Jean Poth, NECC’s VP of Institutional Advancement and board members Betty Jaffe, Jill McCann, Geri Murphy, and Carole O’Connor.

More than 70 guests of the Women of Northern Essex Community College attended the 21st annual June fundraising event on Saturday evening, June 3.

Held at a private home in Boxford, the event featured cocktails, a buffet dinner, a silent auction, and a raffle.  Over $8,000 was raised for student scholarships.

The event was catered by NexDine Catering and Flowers by Steve, Inc. donated floral arrangements.

The Women of Northern Essex Community College is a volunteer organization dedicated to assisting Northern Essex Community College and its students. The organization generates funds for student scholarships and special projects by conducting a variety of fundraising events throughout the year, including a Fall Membership Tea and a June Gala Open House event.

Since their founding 20 years ago, the Women have raised over half million dollars for the college and awarded $300,000 in scholarships to 400 deserving NECC students.

For additional information contact Jean Poth, Vice-President Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the NECC Foundation, Inc. at

With campuses in Haverhill and Lawrence, Northern Essex Community College offers over 70 associate degree and certificate programs as well as hundreds of noncredit courses designed for personal enrichment and career growth.  More than 7,400 students are enrolled in credit associate degree and certificate programs on the Haverhill and Lawrence campuses; and another 6,700 take noncredit workforce development and community education classes on campus, and at businesses and community sites across the Merrimack Valley.  Northern Essex is the only state college located in the lower Merrimack Valley Region of Massachusetts. For more information, visit the website at