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Women of NECC Raise Scholarship Money

Submitted by on June 5, 2019 – 6:54 pm
Geraldine Murphy, Charles Lagasse, and Ann Lagasse.

North Andover resident Geraldine Murphy, president of the Women of NECC, and Charles and Ann Lagasse of Newburyport, who hosted the June event.

Nearly 100 guests of the Women of Northern Essex Community College attended the 23rd annual June fundraising event on Saturday, June 1, at the home of Charles and Ann in their Newburyport.

The Lagasses hosted the annual fundraiser which raised funds for NECC scholarships. The event featured cocktails, a buffet dinner, a silent auction, and a raffle.

The event was catered by The Party Connection. Flowers by Steve, of Bradford, donated floral arrangements.

Their nephew Rob Lagasse, who was a star baseball player for Northern Essex, was presented with a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Second Team All-Region XXI, Division III, award, by Dan Blair, NECC athletic director.

The Women of NECC is a volunteer organization dedicated to assisting Northern Essex 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 23 years ago, the Women have raised more than a half million dollars for the college and awarded $330,000 in scholarships to 410 deserving NECC students.

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