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.
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Support NEF during March Madness!

In honor of the Naperville Education Foundation 25th Anniversary, several Naperville restaurants are giving back a % of sales to NEF.

Mark your calendars with these dates and times and be sure to present the attached flyers when you visit these local restaurants:

Tuesday, February 28 -- Any Time
  MOD Pizza + SAP -- 103 S. Washington St.

Tuesday, March 7 -- 11am to 9pm
  Panda Express -- 1123 E. Ogden Ave.

Tuesday, March 14 -- 4pm to 10pm
  Nando's -- 6 W. Jefferson Ave.

Wednesday, March 15 -- 11am to 11pm
  Lou Malnati's -- 131 W. Jefferson Ave.

Thursday, March 23 -- 5pm to 9pm
  bd's Mongolian Grill -- 221 S. Washington St.
Join TEAM NEF as a Charity Hero in the Naperville
Half-Marathon and 5K Walk/Run!

It's a unique opportunity to run/walk for a great cause and forever change the lives of all District 203 students.

Sign up by clicking here: JOIN TEAM NEF save $10 on your race registration for the Half Marathon or $5 off the 5K!! So come on, run for our students and join TEAM NEF in our 25th Anniversary Year!!

By joining TEAM NEF, you commit to raise or donate at least $250 by race day and receive all TEAM NEF benefits which include training, a commemorative runner shirt, secure gear check, and much more. We'll help you "go the distance" with an online fundraising platform and provide you with tools and support that will guide you up to and including race day. You also have the option to commit to least $400 by race day and receive all TEAM NEF benefits plus the Charity Hero recognition on your race bib and Charity Runner exclusive village amenities. See for more details.

Once you become a member of TEAM NEF, you'll be emailed your Race Entry Discount Code which must be used to register for the race and receive the discount.

The race will be held on Sunday, October 22, 2017, in beautiful downtown Naperville. Last year's TEAM NEF, 72 runners strong plus sponsors, raised $50,000 for the programs that the Naperville Education Foundation (NEF) funds for all students in District 203. So make new friends, enjoy VIP treatment and help provide both basic and exceptional opportunities for our students!!

Come on! JOIN TEAM NEF -- you know you want to!

In case you're not a runner, consider walking the 5K or simply making a donation to TEAM NEF on our website, or becoming a TEAM NEF sponsor by contacting NEF at or (630) 420-3086.

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