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NECO Kicks off Campaign 2020

Campaign 2020 logo with girl looking through microscope into patient's eyes Campaign 2020 logo with girl looking through microscope into patient's eyes

New England College of Optometry, NECO, has launched an ambitious Fundraising Appeal called Campaign 2020 to support the development of the new clinical campus for students. The new campus includes the newly renovated NECO Center for Eye Care and a boutique optical shop at the Commonwealth location. Construction is slated to begin in January for a contemporary, state-of-the-art student training facility, expanding and enhancing our current pre-clinic experiences for students.

As we advance our mission to change the way people see through optometric education, discovery, and service, NECO strives to engage students to practice in the present and prepare for the future by learning about new technologies, healthcare policies, and methodologies for care.



“Our students and patients deserve the next generation of diagnostic services and excellence in training and eye care delivery. Together we can make this happen.”

Clifford Scott, OD ’68, MPH, President

The College invites faculty and staff, employees and community members to support its fundraising efforts in various ways. The generous support of donors will help make NECO’s strategic priority of launching the new clinic and instructional environment a reality.  The expansion of the campus clinical training facilities will provide NECO students with the enhanced resources required to success.

The goal for Campaign 2020 is $5 million through individual and corporate gifts, class and group gifts, and legacy and memorial gifts.  In addition to standard donations, NECO is offering several naming opportunities within the new clinical campus through targeted donations. Naming opportunities include diagnostic testing suites, clinic exam rooms, pre-clinic instructional bays, clinic seminar room, clinical research fund, clinical training fun, patient assistance fund, annual growth fund and a virtual portal.

For more information about Campaign 2020 or specific questions, please visit Campaign 2020 or contact Tony Cavallerano, OD, ’72, Director of Professional Relations by phone: 617-587-5687 or email:

About New England College of Optometry

New England College of Optometry, NECO, is an independent graduate college of optometry that educates students for careers in eye care delivery, research and education. For over 120 years, the New England College of Optometry has been educating optometrists and leaders in the field. Originally founded in 1894 as the Klein School of Optics, NECO prepares the next generation of eye care providers, educators, leaders, and innovators through a rigorous curriculum and extensive clinical experiences. Providing care and clinical placements throughout a broad clinical network, NECO is committed to providing access to high-quality, affordable eye care throughout the community to children and adults, as well as individuals with disabilities, those needing low vision/geriatric services, and individuals who are homeless. 

NECO Media Contact: 
Ingrid Hoogendoorn
Director of Communications