Each year, NEF recognizes the many and varied contributions to education made by exceptional Natick community members and organizations at the Shining Light Awards ceremony. This event, to be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 7pm at TCAN, is free and open to the public.
Nominations are due Saturday, February 3, 2018. There are three awards, you can submit a nomination for one or all of them!
THE HARRIET F. SIEGEL SHINING LIGHT AWARD
is given to an individual who has made a sustained volunteer contribution that has increased the quality of life in Natick in a broad sense over a long period of time, including, but not limited to, supporting educational excellence and strong schools; and/or made an outstanding, major contribution at a particular point in time to quality education. NEF seeks especially to honor those who foster creativity, embody the spirit of volunteerism, support the accomplishments of others, work to the highest standard of excellence, show wisdom and humor.
THE COMMUNITY BUSINESS SHINING LIGHT AWARD
is given to a business that has made a sustained or substantial pro-bono or voluntary financial contribution that has supported educational excellence and strong public schools.
THE EDUCATOR SHINING LIGHT AWARD
is given to an individual who has made a sustained outstanding professional and/or personal contribution to Natick’s children through dedicated advocacy for strengthening education; creativity in the pursuit of higher standards of educational excellence, an ability to inspire a love of learning and desire to excel, and/or providing mentoring and guidance in helping our children develop into responsible, productive adults.