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Inaugural Giving Day Coincides with Important Date in NECC History

Submitted by on April 4, 2022 – 5:06 pm

Haverhill, MA (April 7, 2022)- More than 60 years ago, on April 7, students were first able to register for classes at the newly formed Northern Essex Community College. And from now on, that will also be the date of the college’s annual Giving Day!

This year marks the first time Northern Essex is holding a stand-alone Giving Day. The 24-hour campaign starts promptly at 12:01 am on April 7th. Donations raised will go to the NECC Fund, which provides critical support to the college’s areas of greatest need.

There will be extra incentives to give all day long. Donors who contribute $50 or more will be eligible to receive a special prize. And those on campus can stop by tables set up in the lobbies of the Dimitry (Lawrence) and Spurk (Haverhill) Buildings for giveaways. But perhaps the biggest incentive is a pledge from the Northern Essex Board of Trustees: if 100 individual donors give during the campaign, they will collectively donate an additional $10,000.

More matching challenges are planned throughout the day. Learn more by visiting the Giving Day webpage. You can make a donation to the NECC Fund anytime by visiting this link, calling 978-556-3806 or emailing for other arrangements.

Gifts to the NECC Fund are unrestricted, meaning they can be spent immediately and benefit a range of resources and programs that are crucial to the success of students, faculty, and staff. Historically, the NECC Fund has offered substantial support to some of the following areas: student scholarship, innovative, academic programming, career programming and classroom resources.