Project Graduation is an independent charitable organization, with tax exempt status under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, whose sole purpose is to provide Westborough High School graduating seniors a safe environment to celebrate their graduation without drugs or alcohol. 
This typically takes the form of an all-night themed event at Teamworks, local indoor sports complex, complete with decorations, entertainment, activities, photo-ops, and food!
Project Graduation is truly a community event, made possible through the substantial contributions by parents, businesses, and local civic organizations.
The success of Project Graduation relies on parent & guardian participation and contributions from all throughout the community.  Here are four ways to help what has become a proud Westborough Massachusetts Tradition:
  • Come to the Annual Organizational Meeting, taking place at a date and time to be announced.

  • Volunteer to Work on a Committee.  Parents comprise the bulk of our volunteers on various committees.

  • Make a donation. The average total cost of the event over the past five years has been approximately $17,000. Each year we ask families for a donation of at least $40 to help defray the cost of the event.  Donations made by or on behalf of a graduating senior are tax deductible for the amount above the suggested donation amount of $40. Donations made by all others are fully tax deductible.

  • Thank our community donors.Throughout the year, we distribute information on local organizations and businesses that have contributed financially to Project Graduation.  Please let them know that you appreciate their donations, for without their support, this opportunity for our seniors would not be possible.
Lisa Nichols and Audrea Lehman cochaired Project Graduation 2017 and 2018 and have volunteered to cochair Project Graduation 2019.  Thank you, Lisa and Audrea!  Lisa and Audrea would love to hear from anyone who is willing to volunteer in any way.

If you would like to volunteer but are/were unable to attend the organizational meeting, please feel free to contact us. A Sign Up Genius will be available.


The 2019 Trustees of Project Graduation Westborough, Inc.

Geoff Spofford, President
Maura Shunney
Chris Bersani
Wendy Kelley
Christine O'Keefe, Treasurer