Coming Together for NECC

NECC organizes and participates in a number of events throughout the year which are a critical piece of raising funds and awareness. Our three signature events throughout the year: The Carlos Placido- Dunkin' Donuts Annual Golf Classic, The 5K Walk/Run for Autism and A Night of Music are designed to bring participants from all walks together in support of a common goal; NECC's mission to treat children and families with autism.

With the help of our dedicated parents, friends, and corporate sponsors these events go a long way toward raising awareness and the funds necessary to maintain the excellence found at NECC.

Celebrating Governor Michael S. Dukakis' 80th Birthday

The New England Center for Children celebrated Former Governor Michael S. Dukakis' 80th Birthday on Nov. 1, 2013 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Chaired by Bill Geary and Robert K. Sheridan, the event was NECC's annual fundraising gala and helped raised more than $485,000 for the Annual Fund.  The night was a perfect opportunity to showcase all that Governor and Kitty Dukakis have done for NECC and the special needs community.
Governor Dukakis has served as a mentor to many of us and has provided immense leadership to organizations with strong missions and values, such as NECC. For these reasons and for his decades of service to NECC, children with autism and others with special needs, NECC was proud to celebrate his birthday with all of their friends.

5K Walk/Run for Autism

5K Starting lineOver 1,300 participants joined with NECC friends, families and the local community at the 7th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Autism on Saturday May 11th to raise over $170,000 for the Annual Fund! Thank you to all sponsors, donors, volunteers and participants for making this a wonderful day to celebrate our students, create autism awareness and raise important resources for our school. Save the date for next year: Saturday May 10, 2014!

Carlos Placido- Dunkin' Donuts Golf Classic

Sunset Deck on Golf Course15 years ago, a staff person for NECC asked a neighbor who worked for Dunkin' Donuts to contribute gift certificates to NECC's first golf tournament. That's all she was looking for -- a donation for the golf auction. That brief encounter was the beginning of a long-term relationship and the foundation of the Carlos Placido - Dunkin' Donuts Golf Classic, which has helped raise more than $2 million dollars for NECC. For more information or to register today visit,



Save the Date

April 21, 2014

2014 Boston Marathon



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Other Events

Jon at others Events

NECC takes part in many other events throughout the year like the Falmouth Road Race. For questions about getting involved in our upcoming events, please email Rachel Bond, Manager of Special Events.

Host an Event

To learn more about hosting your own event benefiting NECC check out our "Other Ways to Help"