N.E.E.D., Inc. (Norton Embracing Educational Development) is a non-profit organization in Norton, MA dedicated to supporting Norton Public School teachers programs and technologies.
The NEED crew, enjoying a well-deserved break before jumping back in to the next year's grant cycle. From left to right: Tracie LaDeau, Sandi 'Who can paint some Ns?' Buccieri, Renee Deley-Mahan, Tamah Vest (who is solely responsible for the contents of these ads), Calista Flockhart...I mean Thompson, Trace Mahan, Gina 'don't mess with the finance regs' Heaney, Emily Legendre, Kate 'How do we get more money to more classrooms' Conway, and Rachel Berlin.
Just a handful of the NEED members that make the grant program possible! Back row, left to right: Rachel Berlin, Kate Conway (President and Fearless Leader), Annalise Thompson, Tamah Vest, Paige Pennypacker. Front row, left to right: Gina Heaney (Treasurer and Fearless Compliance Officer), Joan Kourtelidis, Sandi Buccieri, Carol Bratt
Past NEED Board (from left to right: Karen LaCamera (past President), Sue Deady, Shawna Powers, Kate Conway, Beth Blakeley (Founding Member and Guiding Spirit), Karen Giovanoni, and Keli Wynne (from TMAC Gives Back). Not pictured: Gina Heaney, Tamah Vest, Carol Bratt, Sandi Buccieri, Anne Savitsky-Blondin, and Michelle (Missy) Goodwin
NEED was founded by Kathy Voegtlin, Gretchen Stalters, Ron Mollins, Angel Doyle, Beth Blakeley, Donna Ross, Sheila Mackie. NEED is a 501(c)3 organization which promotes and supports the development of educational programming in the Norton Public Schools, and encourages standards which are competitive with other school systems in the Commonwealth.
NEED is a non-profit community foundation chartered to fund innovative educational programs and/or technology for the Norton Public Schools. Each year, NEED will award grants that make learning come alive for hundreds of public school students.
NEED will fund grants for projects ranging from those that focus on traditional academic subjects, to others in the visual and performing arts, to science and technology, as well as to programs that promote multi-cultural and community learning experiences. The foundation encourages programs that enhance standard curriculum in order to benefit Norton Public School students. However, NEED grants do not underwrite basic school budget items.
NEED welcomes monetary donations to fulfill our mission. Because we are a 501(c)3 organization, some employers will match your contributions to our fund, please check with your employer to see if they do.