2020 Annual Grant Award Recipients

The Naperville Education Foundation is pleased to announce the 2020 Annual Grant Award Recipients. We awarded grants for 17 projects in the categories of Diversity & Inclusion, Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Fine Arts & Physical Education, and STEM. 

Grant recipients are giving invaluable educational experiences to Naperville 203 students and the NEF Board of Trustees recognizes them for their outstanding proposals. Together, we are providing exceptional learning opportunities for our children.

Grant applications are due after the start of the new year and are reviewed within each category by a committee comprised of NEF Trustees, district staff and community volunteers. The committee makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees. Please join us in celebrating all of our grant recipients! 

Diversity & Inclusion

Ann Reid READS

Jean Abbott

Ann Reid Early Childhood Center 

 

The Boldest and Bravest Voices: Books to Inspire Young Readers

Mandy Bert, Amanda Kahl, Liza Palubicki, Misael Vargas, Christine Warriner

Jefferson Junior High School 

 

Special Education and Diversity

Tracey Cowart, Gina Weber, Joe Nikkel

Madison Junior High School 

 

Using Citizen Social Science to Develop New Literacies

Seth Brady and Michael Wilson 

Naperville Central High School 

 

Restorative Circles on Race and Diversity

Vincent Adamo and Seth Brady 

Naperville Central HIgh School

 

It’s Not About the Robot

Mark Rowzee

Naperville North High School 

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Steeple Run Calming Corners

Nicole Donahue and Katie Dugger

Steeple Run Elementary 

 

The Amazing Outdoors

Marua Anderson and Josh Louis

Steeple Run Elementary

 

Wildcat Mindful Moment Room

Lori Kimberley

Washington Junior High School  

 

Healthy Relationships for Students with Disabilities

Aliscia Ash and Jon Schwartz

Naperville North High School 

 

Fine Arts & Physical Education

Innovate and Create Building with Xyloba Musical Marble Runs

Susan Tarson and Scott Larson 

Scott Elementary 

 

Put Your Heart Into It

Adam Schmitt and John Scherrman 

Madison Junior High School 

 

Lancers, Getting DrumFit & Fabulous

Nadine Stanley

Lincoln Junior High School

STEM

Ann Reid READS

Jean Abbott

Ann Reid Early Childhood Center 

 

The Boldest and Bravest Voices: Books to Inspire Young Readers

Mandy Bert, Amanda Kahl, Liza Palubicki, Misael Vargas, Christine Warriner

Jefferson Junior High School 

 

Special Education and Diversity

Tracey Cowart, Gina Weber, Joe Nikkel

Madison Junior High School 

 

Using Citizen Social Science to Develop New Literacies

Seth Brady and Michael Wilson 

Naperville Central High School 

 

Restorative Circles on Race and Diversity

Vincent Adamo and Seth Brady 

Naperville Central HIgh School

 

It’s Not About the Robot

Mark Rowzee

Naperville North High School 

Please visit www.nef203.org/grants to learn more about submitting an application for an Annual or Express Grant. 

The Naperville Education Foundation’s (NEF) mission is to “encourage creativity, innovation and excellence in our students.” Since its founding in 1992, NEF has served as the philanthropic arm of Naperville 203. By supplementing our school community with private donations, we enhance education and programs for all students. With generous community support, NEF is able to provide financial resources that provide exceptional opportunities. We are inspired by the potential inherent in all children to thrive and be enriched by their experiences in school