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Third Annual Giving Day Set for April 4

Submitted by on February 27, 2024 – 2:54 pm

Haverhill, MA (February 27, 2024) – Northern Essex Community College is preparing to host the third annual Giving Day on April 4, 2024. NECC’s Giving Day is a 24-hour fundraising effort that aims to unite alumni, friends, staff, faculty, and students toward a common goal: supporting the college and its students. In addition to encouraging support for the college’s annual fund (the NECC Fund), Giving Day celebrates healthy camaraderie and competition through a variety of themed challenges, prizes, and more. 

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 Dimitry Building on the Lawrence Campus and the Student Center and Spurk buildings on the Haverhill Campus for giveaways.

All the funds raised will go to the NECC Fund, which provides critical support to the college’s areas of greatest need. 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, innovation, academic programming, career programming, and classroom resources.

Recently, the NECC Fund made national headlines by supporting the creation of an Internship Stipend Program. The program provides stipends of up to $2500 for students in unpaid or underpaid internships, clinicals, or other experiential learning roles. Ten students were paid through the NECC Fund donation to the program in the fall of 2023, and another cohort has just begun the program for the spring semester.

Giving Day is an annual event held on the first Thursday in April. The timing is significant: more than 60 years ago, students could first register for classes at the newly formed Northern Essex Community College the first week of April. You can learn more by visiting the Giving Day webpage. You can donate to the NECC Fund anytime by using this link, calling 978-556-3806 or emailing for other arrangements.