P.O. Box 81
127 Main Street
Essex, MA 01929
Tax Exempt Number
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, $768,000 in scholarships has been awarded to 160 local students through the following organizations:
Manchester Essex Regional high school graduating high school seniors – (applications are available in the guidance office)
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
Essex Lions Club
Massachusetts Restaurant Association
Woodman’s Restaurant – two employees
Supporter of 25 North Shore Chamber of Commerce Honors Scholars
Sponsorship of Prep@Pingree
ROOT North Shore
by mail to:
Mr. & Mrs. L. Dexter Woodman Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 81
Essex, MA 01929
…or by PayPal using the button below
A complete list of current annual appeal donations and “in memory of” donations can also be found on the scholarship website.
Save the Date! Our Annual Clamshells for Scholars (a lottery-style drawing for students working at Woodman’s who are in at least their sophomore year of college, post-graduate program, or vocational school), will be drawn at 12:00 noon on Sunday July 25, 2021 at Woodman’s of Essex. In addition to the two $1,000 scholarships awarded each year, a third scholarship of $5,000 will be given in memory of the passing of Judi Woodman McComiskey.
Paula Bora Nam
Laura Elena Wilwerth
Jamie L. Malatzky
Tasha A. Frank
Luke Paddock Elder
Celeb R. Pearce
Maximo V. Millefoglie
Jessica Jean Appletofft
Piper E. Browne
Adam Richard Philpott
Jared Lopez Larrasco
Shauna M. Rice
D. Conor Sullivan
Emily Rose Fossa
Woodman’s Gives Back
Learn how Woodman’s supports the community by educating our kids.