NEF Lighthouse Auction Funding Critical Educational Initiatives

By Caitlin Dowling, Correspondent
Caitlin is a freelance editor/writer and former news producer for CNN. As a local mom of three, her family can be found enjoying all Newburyport has to offer, from strolling downtown to biking the rail trail to swimming at the beach.
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The 2021 annual NEF Lighthouse Auction will be held virtually, from the comfort of your own home. The virtual auction begins Saturday November, 6th and runs until Saturday November, 13th.  The auction item catalog can be viewed online, prior to the start of the auction. This annual event raises over $100,000 that goes directly to the school system’s STEM programs, to enhance literacy, and to update classroom technology.

Did they say VIP….Support Local and kick off the 2021 NEF Lighthouse Auction as an NEF VIP!  Purchase a VIP Package and receive: two 15 oz stemless glass wine tumblers with 01950 etched on them, a bottle of Cabernet, decadent Lindt chocolates and 1 raffle ticket to the MK Benatti Shopping Spree’s! Plus all auction winnings will be hand delivered to VIP homes once the NEF Auction is over! Get your VIP Package before they are gone!

Local jeweler and exceptionally generous NEF Auction Sponsor, M.K. Benatti will once again be holding a raffle drawing for a shopping spree at their downtown store. The first prize winner will be treated to a $3,500 shopping spree, with second and third prize winners getting $1,000 and $500 to shop for their jewels. Tickets for the raffle can be purchased online.

The NEF Auction is really a wonderful opportunity to Shop Local! Auction items are donated mostly by local businesses and individuals passionate about supporting our local schools. The 2021 Lighthouse Auction features an amazing selection of auction items, whether your looking to treat yourself to something special or need a unique gift, we highly recommend familiarizing yourself with the auction items.

The Newburyport Education Foundation is a non-profit organization created to offset the financial pressures put on the Newburyport School System. These pressures include rising operating costs because of government mandates, technology needs and rising special education costs.

Please enjoy some of our photos and videos from prior years live auction events. We look forward to the return of the live NEF Lighthouse Auction, hopefully in 2022.

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