New Trier Educational Foundation
Announces New Executive Director
Northfield, IL — The New Trier Educational Foundation is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has appointed Liz Mayer ’02, CFRE the Foundation’s next Executive Director. Mayer, who previously served as Director of Annual Giving at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, succeeds Marianne Breen, who resigned to pursue other opportunities.
“We want to thank Marianne for her service over the last eleven years. During her tenure, NTEF had grown significantly to fund exceptional educational opportunities that extend beyond the standard classroom experience,” said Board Chair David Buyer ’85. “Today, we are thrilled to welcome Liz as the new Executive Director and look forward to her leadership. Her depth of experience in planned giving and developing major gifts will take the Foundation to the next level.”
Mayer, a New Trier alumna, Class of 2002, is a Certified Fund Raising Executive. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lake Forest College and a Certificate in Fundraising Management from The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
“Coming back to New Trier at this point in time is like coming home after your parents finished a major remodel,” said Mayer. “It feels familiar, but clearly it has had exceptional growth in the years I’ve been away.”
“New Trier helped me to grow into who I am today,” Mayer adds. “The school does a great job of fostering that exploration and inquisitiveness in each and every student.” According to Mayer, drawing inspiration from her experience and working with the teachers will help her carry out her new role.
“I am grateful to the board for the opportunity to lead this exceptional organization in making a big impact within the community,” said Mayer. “I look forward to getting to know the Foundation’s entire network of donors, volunteers, and partners to build relationships that will propel us into the future.”
The mission of the New Trier Educational Foundation is to provide private funding for exceptional educational opportunities and special projects that are not funded—or are funded only in part—by the District 203 Budget. In 2001, the New Trier Centennial Celebration sparked the inspiration for founding the Educational Foundation.
As an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization led by a volunteer board, the Foundation seeks to identify sources of private revenue. The Foundation is committed to a partnership with District 203 administrators, teachers and parents on behalf of educational excellence for all New Trier students.
Learn how to invest in the programs and initiatives supported by the Foundation by calling (847) 784-2346 or by visiting our giving page.