Leaders Circle

Join the Leaders Circle

What is the Leaders Circle?

The Leaders Circle is comprised of our donors who demonstrate their commitment to the Needham Education Foundation by making a donation of $500 or more.

If you or your organization is interested, we offer publicity for our Leaders Circle members through our website, Spelling Bee advertising program, and NEF public relations initiatives.

Why the Leaders Circle?

ralph_leaderRalph Leader was the visionary founder and first president of NEF who inspired his Needham High School classmates at their 50th reunion to start the Needham Education Foundation.

With $3,000 in 1990, NEF was founded with the same vision we have today: to stimulate, promote, support, and fund the creation and implementation of innovative educational programs and enrichment activities that benefit Needham Public Schools students and that are outside of normal and expected funding.

We honor Ralph Leader by naming our major donor program after him, and we are inspired by him as we rigorously fund-raise and carefully distribute these funds.

Leaders Circle Levels

  • Valedictorian: $5,000+
  • Salutatorian: $2,500–$4,999
  • High Honor Roll: $1,000–$2,499
  • Leader: $500–$999