May 16, 2013

Ann E. Spehar, Executive Director
Andi Pevitz, Administrative Assistant

NEF Grant Proposal Workshop


A free event for the community

Naperville Education Foundation, Naperville School District 203’s charitable fundraising
and grant-making arm, announces its 12th annual, free “Grant Proposal Writing Workshop”.

NAPERVILLE, Illinois, Sep. 30, 2013 – The Naperville Education Foundation (NEF) is
now accepting registration for its 12
th annual, free “Grant Proposal Writing Workshop” to be
held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. with a repeat session from 3:30-
5:30 p.m.

The workshop will take place at Naperville School District 203’s Administrative Center, 203
W. Hillside, Naperville, Illinois. Interested parties should register for the am or pm session
with Ann E. Spehar at the email address provided above.

This nuts-and-bolts workshop provides attendees with basic information needed to prepare
a high-quality grant proposal. Topics will include: project development, crafting a needs
statement, evaluation methods and building a budget. There will be time set aside for small
group discussion, learning from one another, and networking.

Advice will also be given on how to complete the NEF Annual Grant Award application
which is due on February 1, 2014.

With over 55 years of combined experience in grant-writing, fundraising and project
management, the workshop is presented by Suzyn Price, District 203 Board of Education
member and original presenter; Julie Carlsen, Director of Community Relations, District
203; and Ann E. Spehar, Executive Director, NEF.

For more information about the Grant Proposal Writing Workshop or NEF, please contact
Ann E. Spehar at the contact information listed above.

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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

NEF encourages creativity, innovation and excellence in students by helping to insure that every
student in the district can take advantage of opportunities to make the most of their education.
NEF’s “Annual Grant Award” program supplies teachers with funds for innovative and creative new
programs. Other programs include “Kid Booster Anonymous Fund”, which provides assistance to
students by matching their unique needs to opportunities which enhance educational, physical or
socio-emotional growth, and “Study Skills Academy”, a before/after-school program for students
who need academic assistance.

Please consider supporting NEF by visiting and making a donation, or becoming
involved by offering your time and talent as a volunteer.