We’re all abuzz about the Bee – and the Endowment!


NEF Spelling Bee

It was wonderful to see so many of you last night at NEF’s 18th annual Adult Spelling Bee.  What a night – hundreds of people of all ages, thirty-eight creative teams of spellers, a range of challenging words from booboisie to vivisepulture – all to raise important funds so that NEF can say YES to more teachers.
What made last night even more exciting?  It was also the public launch of our campaign to raise $1 million for the NEF Endowment.  Thanks to the generosity of many lead donors, we are already halfway there!

And with the support of our incredible community, we know we will reach our goal: to provide guaranteed, multi-year grants at all Northampton public schools, forever.

We are so excited about the innovation and collaboration the Endowment can provide for our teachers and students – a resource that will be there for them, regardless of the economic or political situation, for all the years to come.

Please visit our website for more information:  northamptoneducation.org
Or visit us on Facebook at facebook.com/northamptoneducationfoundation/
And stay tuned for more exciting updates!


Mark your calendars for a vibrant Spring at NEF!
April 4, 6:30 pm:         Rachel Simmons event at Northampton High School to benefit NEF
April 16:                         NEF Small Grants to Teachers deadline
May 1:                            Valley Gives Day
May 12:                          SOS Plant Sale
May 23:                         Citywide NEF/PTO biannual meeting
June 8:                          NEF Showcase

For more information about any of these events, please visit

“Enough As She Is” Event with Rachel Simmons in Northampton


Best-selling author and girl expert Rachel Simmons will share strategies to help girls move beyond impossible standards of success to live healthy, happy, and fulfilling lives. Join us for a talk followed by a Q&A and book signing.

Hosted by the Northampton Education Foundation.

Tickets are available here.

Located at Northampton High School:
Address: 30 Elm Street Northampton, MA 01060

Books will be available from Odyssey Bookshop and will be signed at the event.

All donations are tax-deductible and benefit the Northampton Education Foundation.

If you wish to bring a girl to this event, Rachel recommends 7th-12th graders.