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 insure that every student in the district
can take advantage of opportunities to make the most of their education.
Save the dates for these upcoming NEF events:
Building a Passion Breakfast
May 7, 2015
Naperville Education Foundation
will be accepting applications
for Annual Grants
starting January 2, 2015!
Founders Classic Golf Outing
NEF's Kid Booster is an emergency fund for the most dire issues that keep a child from learning effectively.
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.
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.
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.
How NEF Helps Students
© 2009-2014 Naperville Education Foundation
203 W. Hillside Road, Naperville, IL 60540-6589
February 28, 2015
iO Theater ďThe Improvised MusicalĒ
Abundance is such a lush, descriptive word.
Abundance is also relative -- and something that can be taken for granted
when itís enjoyed.
Sarah is a second grader who attends school in District 203, one of many students from a surprising number of low-income
Naperville families who are barely making -- and often not making -- ends meet. While some of us are blessed with the ability to stock
a full refrigerator and pantry, Sarah and her family donít understand the word "abundance" when it comes to food -- itís simply something
they never experience.
What she does have in abundance (along with an estimated 400 other students each day) is a grumbling tummy when
she arrives at school nearly every day. She gets cranky and itís hard to focus on schoolwork, but she doesn't know why.
As you may
know, students struggle to achieve in school when they start the day off hungry. Sarahís school social worker and school nurse, in
conjunction with her teacher, help her in many ways and one way is by providing her with a light breakfast funded by NEFís Breakfast
Program. It stops the grumbling in Sarah's tummy and then she is ready to learn.
Did you know that one in six District 203 students
come from low-income families? NEF helps ensure that all of our young students start the day ready to learn by giving each school
some funding for their Breakfast Program.
Will you help us? You may make a contribution to the Breakfast Program either online at this
NEF's Breakfast Program
or by mail to
NEF, 203 W. Hillside Rd., Naperville, IL 60540
Please make a gift today! Let's fill all tummies
in the morning.
Your generosity is truly appreciated! Thank you.
One of iO's premiere ensembles, the Deltones, will perform a completely improvised musical. The "Improvised Musical" cast will take
an audience suggestion for a theme and then spin it into a brilliant Broadway-style musical with a fully improvised plot, music and
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2015
Wentz Concert Hall, North Central College, Naperville
Cocktails 7 PM, Performance 8 PM
Light hors d'oeuvres -- Raffle -- Cash Bar