NEF's Kid Booster is an emergency fund for the most dire issues that keep a child from learning effectively. 
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NEF helps fund inspirational enrichment programs or expand existing programs created by 203 teachers, parents and students. Each year, 30-50 grants are awarded in the categories of Literacy, Math/Science, Fine Arts, Health/Physical Education and Cultural Studies. 
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NEF helped create and fund Study Skills Academies in each of the Naperville School District 203 schools.The Academies give students a boost with homework, additional learning strategies and time from a skilled educator. The Study Skills Academies have been credited with helping raise standardized test scores in the District. 
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NEF provides a conduit for individuals or their families to fund and administer endowment or memorial funds from personal gifts or community contributions. These restricted funds are used to support specific grants or provide students scholarships or awards based on the wishes of the contributors. 
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The Naperville Education Foundation (NEF) raises and grants funds for programs that enhance and enrich the educational experience of Naperville School District 203 students.
With the generous support of foundations, businesses, educational professionals and individual donors, NEF is able to provide financial resources that increase learning opportunities by supplementing school district budgets. NEF encourages creativity, innovation and excellence in our students by helping to ensure that every student in the district can take advantage of opportunities to make the most of their education.
Founders Classic Golf Outing
Building a Passion Breakfast
Naperville Marathon
Sponsors & Donors
Grants, Scholarships and Endowments
Kid Booster Anonymous Fund
Study Skills Academy
Start The Day Program (formerly Breakfast Program)
Gift of Appreciation
Jeanine Nicarico Memorial Fund
Cents for Kids
Parent Registration Checkoff
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2017 Holiday Giving Program
Naperville School District 203 and The Naperville Education Foundation are working collaboratively with local organizations and community members to help spread holiday cheer and support giving to benefit District 203 students.
School social workers have identified families who need extra help providing gifts this season for their children. We invite you to participate in the Holiday Giving Program and extend the joy of the season to our students enrolled at the Ann Reid Early Childhood Center, elementary schools, junior high, high schools and the district’s Connection program.
Donate Now to the Holiday Giving Program

(Select "Holiday Giving Program" as the gift designation)

Give $1 for each year NEF has supported D203 students


Pays for 350 nutritious snacks for students to help them “Start the Day” ready to learn


Provides seed money to fund a student or teacher written grant


Covers up to 8 counseling sessions for an at-risk child through the Kid Booster Anonymous Fund


Pays for half of a study skills budget at 1 Junior High School

After two days of shopping, GIVE BACK TO IMPACT!
Join NEF’s #GIVINGTUESDAY campaign by making a gift by November 28th.

Below are some examples of the IMPACT of your dollars for 203 students.
NEF is pleased to welcome Bryan Barger and Lance Jansen to our board.
Mr. Barger is Managing Director and Team Lead of Treasury and Payment Solutions at BMO Harris Bank. He joins the board on behalf of BMO Harris.
Mr. Jansen is a Project Manager at Chicago Bridge & Iron. Born and raised in Naperville, he is a proud graduate of District 203, has two daughters in the district, and his wife Jennifer Jansen is a teacher at Naperville Central High School.
We appreciate their commitment to NEF and the knowledge and experience they bring to the board. We look forward to their contributions to the work NEF does.
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