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NEF Welcomes Michael Orend to Board of Trustees

Naperville, IL – The Naperville Education Foundation (NEF), the non-profit arm of Naperville School District 203, welcomed Mr. Michael Orend to its Board of Trustees. 

  • Michael Orend
    Michael Orend

    Orend is a Principal at Riordan, Lewis & Haden, a private equity firm. Orend has worked in private equity for 13 years, with the last 7 years at Riordan, Lewis & Haden. He holds an economics degree from the University of Viriginia.

    “I believe in the mission of NEF and I have seen the difference that NEF is making in the lives of people in Naperville,” Orend said. “In my own life, many people have helped me along the way and I feel the need to do the same for others.”

“We are delighted to have Mike join the NEF Board of Trustees.   His passion for contributing to the community and especially in ways that support children will be a real asset for us,” Board Chair Kitty Ryan said.

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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.