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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Encouraging creativity, innovation and excellence
in our students.
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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.
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Start The Day Program (formerly Breakfast Program)
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Naperville Education Foundation now gratefully accepts gifts of securities

Right now is a unique opportunity for you. Why? The stock market is posting record gains and the Naperville Education Foundation now gratefully accepts gifts of securities.

The donation of appreciated securities can offer you attractive income tax benefits. Rather than selling the appreciated security outright and incurring the capital gains tax liability, you can donate the security, not pay the capital gains taxes and receive a tax deduction on the value of the donated security.

These donor benefits make the after-tax cost of a gift of long-term marketable securities more attractive than a cash gift. Your tax-efficient gift to NEF will further our mission to encourage creativity, innovation and excellence in our students.

Put your stock market gains to good use before year's end! This is the perfect time.

For further information, please contact Wendy at:
(630) 420-3086 or
The Naperville Education Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Illinois corporation. All gifts are tax deductible based on federal IRS regulations. Please consult your tax advisor for details.
Wendy is a Naperville 203 parent and has children attending Lincoln Jr. High and Kingsley Elementary School.  She also served as vice president of Kingsley’s Home & School for two years.
“I’m excited to continue to collaborate and innovate in partnership with Naperville 203 to support our students in every way possible,” Wendy said. “I look forward to increasing NEF’s visibility in the community and develop funding to support the many wonderful NEF programs.” 

“On behalf of the NEF Board of Trustees, we are thrilled with Wendy’s appointment. Her strategic thinking and commitment to NEF make her the absolute right choice to represent NEF and our future,” said Alissa Johnson Tripas, NEF Board Chair.

The Board wishes to recognize the invaluable contribution of Kitty Ryan as Interim Executive Director and we are thankful for her continuing role through our transition.

Welcome to the role, Wendy!

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NEF Future      (Captioned)
NEF First Grant      (Captioned)
NEF Scholarship      (Captioned)
NEF Robotics      (Captioned)
NEF Start The Day    (Captioned)
These videos are made possible by the generous support of:
We’re proud to announce the appointment of Wendy Rasmussen-Goettsch as the Executive Director of NEF!

Wendy has worked at NEF since 2014. Before NEF, she was Global Master Data Manager at AB SCIEX.
Welcome Executive Director
Wendy Rasmussen-Goettsch
NEF is pleased to announce that Grant Applications are now available for District 203 teachers, staff, students and parents.

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