Each year, the Natick Education Foundation recognizes the enormous value of community service by awarding three major honors during our Shining Light Ceremony.
- Harriet F. Siegel Shining Light Award: This award recognizes 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.
- Educator Shining Light Award: This 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.
- Community Business Shining Light Award: This 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.
This year’s awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 7pm at The Center for the Arts in Natick. All are invited to attend!
Anyone can submit a nomination. Nominations are due by Feb. 6, 2019. Please help NEF recognize the shining lights in our community!