We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Shirley Marten, one of NECAT’s strongest and most loyal supporters.
Shirley and her husband Jim believed in NECAT’s mission well before our center opened in 2013, and continue to provide moral and financial support for NECAT to this day.
Their family foundation has made a multi-year grant of $500,000 to NECAT. In recognition of their generosity, we have established the Marten Family Foundation Student Leadership Award in their honor. The award recognizes the most outstanding graduate in each of our cohorts.
The entire NECAT family extends our condolences to Jim and his family.
-Maarten Hemsley, NECAT Founder and President