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Chicago, IL | December 3, 2019

NextGen Growth Partners Supports Distinctive Schools

NextGen Growth Partners LLC (NGP), a Chicago-based private equity firm that partners with top entrepreneur-operators to acquire and grow lower middle market businesses, again made a donation in support of the educational efforts of Distinctive Schools.

Distinctive Schools is a Chicago-based non-profit operator of public charter schools focused on social justice and the elevation of access to achievement in under-served communities. The donation was made in support of the 2019 Distinctive Schools Gala held on November 14, and ahead of Giving Tuesday.

“We are thrilled to continue our support of Distinctive Schools. The DS team is so passionate about what they do and about the future of the children and families they serve,” said NGP Managing Partner Brian O’Connor. “At the gala, we witnessed how impactful great educators, programming, educational tools and systems can be on the lives of children. We are so excited to support and stay close to the future entrepreneurs DS is educating and empowering.”

“Distinctive Schools is committed to equity, access, and culture throughout our organization. We work to provide high-quality, innovative education in historically marginalized communities. We are able to provide access to opportunities for students in Chicago and Metro Detroit, because of the generosity of partners like NextGen Growth Partners,” said Distinctive Schools CEO Scott Frauenheim.

In celebration of Giving Tuesday, help support Distinctive Schools’ transformative work at On December 3, Facebook will be matching Giving Tuesday donations for organizations like Distinctive Schools.


About NextGen Growth Partners

Headquartered in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago, NextGen Growth Partners is a private equity firm that partners with the best and brightest entrepreneurial talent to acquire, operate and grow lower middle market businesses across a variety of industries. The team has a strong track record of creating value through growth and operational improvement in middle market businesses. For more information, please visit


About Distinctive Schools

The mission of Distinctive Schools, an educational practice leader committed to social justice and the elevation of access and achievement in historically marginalized communities, is to support each child in becoming an engaged and curious learner, a confident self-advocate, and a creative problem-solver by setting high expectations and nurturing a positive culture that honors diversity, collaboration, and optimism. Philanthropic opportunities to engage with and support the mission of Distinctive Schools can be found at


Media Contact:

Brian O’Connor, NGP Managing Partner


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