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.
Grants, Scholarships and Endowments
Kid Booster Anonymous Fund
Study Skills Academy
Gift of Appreciation
Jeanine Nicarico Memorial Fund
Cents for Kids
Parent Registration Checkoff
Founders Classic Golf Outing
Annual Appreciation Breakfast
Building a Passion Breakfast
Yuks for Youth
Naperville Marathon
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Save the dates for these upcoming NEF events:
Building a Passion Breakfast
May 7, 2015
If you have any questions, please contact Ann at (630) 420-3086 or
Naperville Education Foundation
will be accepting applications
for Annual Grants
starting January 2, 2015!
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Founders Classic Golf Outing
July 2015
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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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How NEF Helps Students
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203 W. Hillside Road, Naperville, IL 60540-6589
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Yuks for Youth
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 link:

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 lyrics.
Learn more about iO Theater -- The Improvised Musical!
Wentz Concert Hall, North Central College, Naperville
Cocktails 7 PM, Performance 8 PM
Light hors d'oeuvres -- Raffle -- Cash Bar
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