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We would like to express our gratitude and thank everyone who helped make the 11th Annual Scituate North Pole Express on Sunday, December 9th a tremendous success. With over 3,000 people attending and many of them visiting from outside of our community, they all got a taste of Scituate hospitality at its finest. What a pleasure it is to live in such a giving and generous community.  The proceeds from this event benefitted both the Scituate CORSE Foundation (Community of Resources for Special Education) and SHORE (Scituate High Opportunities and Resources for Education).


It does take a village to pull together an event of this magnitude and we would like to thank the multitude of volunteers from the SHORE and CORSE organizations as well as Bob McQuaid, Will Candler and Jean DiGiacomondrea who bring so much joy to the children.  We are also very grateful to our generous event donors: Stop and Shop, Owl’s Crossing Preschool, Erdman Preschool, Russell D. Field & Son, Peggy Lawton, Lapel’s Cleaners, Graham Waste, Mark Doremus, Etoile Dance Studio, Anne Lambert Allen, Roche Brothers and Village Market.


We cannot tell you how many glowing comments we received from parents, grandparents and the young children themselves who attended!

Thank you all for your generosity of time and talent,

Scituate North Pole Express Chairs

Tracy Johnston, Marybeth Fassnacht, Amy Pischel CORSE

Laurie Withrow, Audrey Melanson SHORE






Thank you for another fabulous CORSE Foundation Gala! 

Once again, our community came out to support the Scituate CORSE Foundation (Community of Resources for Special Education) at our 13th Annual Gala on October 27th.  We continue to be overwhelmed by our heart-warming and generous guests, the unbelievable auction items and a great tribute to our COMPASS Award winners, Steve and Meghan Helle.  We hope everyone had a wonderful evening!  

CORSE would like to acknowledge all those individuals and businesses that donated to and participated in the event’s success. None of this would be possible without our Gala Committee (Anne Lambert Allen, Mariah Avallone, Jessica Baird, Cassi Belmarsh, Melissa Burrill, Lindsey Dietz, Suzanne Erwin, Alexa Houghton, Tracy Johnston, Janet McDonough, Erin McLoughlin, Amy Pischel, Jen Spinale, Marcell St. Jean, Michelle Sullivan, Elizabeth Woods), Hatherly Country Club, The 617 Band, and Susan Dillman (Video Presentation).  Click here to view the video presentation featuring photos from 2017-18 student programs.



Thanks once again to our generous community for supporting our 12th Annual Golf Tournament!


Our 12th Annual Golf Tournament "Hit the Course for C.O.R.S.E." took place at at Scituate Country Club on May 18, 2018. We would like to thank all those individuals and businesses that donated to and participated in the success of the Golf Tournament, especially the following major sponsors:

We are very grateful and appreciative of your generosity!


Event Sponsor: Annese Family

Dinner Sponsor: LeVangie Electric

Lunch Sponsor: Jeff & Gerry Lynch

19th Hole Par-Tee Sponsor:  Old Colony Financial/Jim Fratello and Kristen & John Welch

Recognition Ceremony Sponsor:  Sally O’Day

Registration Sponsor: Harbor Mooring, Keith & Colleen Walo

Golfer's Gift Sponsor: Donald & Laura O'Keefe, In Memory of Kay O'Keefe

Closest to the Pin Sponsor:  Susan & Harvey Gates

Longest Drive Sponsor: Bob & Eileen Hamel, Hamel, Marcin, Dunn, Reardon & Shea, P.C


Many thanks to our Golf Committee for their hard work on this event:

Kristin Erickson, Melanie Legge, Anne Lambert, Cassi Belmarsh, Mariah Avallone, Suzanne Erwin, Jennifer O’Neill, Tracy Johnston, Amy Pischel, Juli Mclaughlin, Pat Concannon, John Welch, Erin McLoughlin, Jen Spinale, Michelle Sullivan, Marcell St. Jean, Lindsey Dietz, Jessica Baird, Elizabeth Woods, Marybethe Sabeti, Alexa Houghton, Janet Volpe-McDonough.

CORSE Invests Over $1 Million Back to our Community's Children!


The CORSE Foundation celebrates the incredible milestone of investing $1 million dollars in integrated programming and resources for our community's children. This $1 million milestone has been accomplished in just 11 short years thanks to all those who supported CORSE over the years. We are extremely grateful to everyone who has made this fantastic accomplishment possible.  Please click here to see highlights of what we’ve achieved together over the past 11 years.



Click on the headline listed below to view the complete article:


(L to R) CORSE President Tracy Johnston, State Representative Joan Meschino, Meghan Helle, Steve Helle


Help provide needed support to children with special needs in our community through a contribution to our Foundation.  For more information, please click here.




GuideStar has designated CORSE a platinum-level organization, demonstrating its commitment to transparency. Click GuideStar seal for more information.

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