Mr. & Mrs. L. Dexter Woodman Scholarship
P.O. Box 81, 127R Main Street
Essex, MA 01929
800-649-1773    978-768-2559    Fax: 978-768-7198
Tax exempt#: 222-925975

Dexter & Gini Woodman never lost touch with their community and its young people. Both were known to be kind and generous individuals. When young people came to Dexter looking for jobs, he would make sure he found one for them. Woodman’s became more like a home for many of the young men and women who worked here and have gone on to succeed in various professional careers carrying with them lessons learned from working at Woodman's and the man who gave them that first opportunity. When former employees would return to Woodman's, they would be greeted by Dexter, who truly enjoyed hearing about their accomplishments since their time working at the restaurant.  He loved nothing more than when they shared their memories of their working days at Woodman’s. Dexter Woodman passed away in 1987 and since then, scholarships to assist young people to attend college are awarded to honor his legacy and memory. After Gini Woodman passed away in 2011, it seemed only fitting to include her name to celebrate their devotion to each other, their community and helping young people succeed. In 2013, we celebrated 25 years of giving with the awarding of the newly named Mr. & Mrs. L. Dexter Woodman Scholarship Fund.

Since inception, $663,000 in scholarships has been awarded to 104 local students, and are currently
provided annually to the following:

  • Manchester Essex Regional high school graduating high school seniors
  • Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
  • Essex Lions Club
  • Massachusetts Restaurant Association
  • Campbell High School, Litchfield, NH- (since 2010)
  • Woodman’s Restaurant - two employees
  • Supporter of 25 North Shore Chamber of Commerce Honors Scholars $2,500
  • Sponsorship of Prep at Pingree $2,500

Donations are accepted here or by mail to Mr. & Mrs. L. Dexter Woodman Scholarship Fund P.O. Box 81
Essex, MA 01929.

We thank you in advance for your support.

Currently, we have received 2014 annual appeal donations from the following contributers:
Mr. Al Landry
R. Tim & Sandi Hubiak
Thomas & Michelle Murphy
The Mary Martin Pettingell Foundation
Joanne Doyle
Beverly Glass Company

Donations have been made in memory of:
Mary Mears                          Edwin C. Perkins
                 Dick Boutchie                      Janet Reed                             
         Jerry Huber                         Annette Osborn
        Angelina Parisi                    Anna Lou Stenke
        Margaret A. Marrone          Ernestine Holmes
       Thomas Joseph                  Harry & Connie Brettel
        Bobby Williams                  Sara Todd Morga
        Evelyn M. Smith                 George Lufkin

And in honr of:
Stella Lafferty's 90th birthday
Patti D'Alelio's 75th birthday