DuPage Children's Museum names new board member

DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville has welcomed April A. Otterberg to the board.

The nonprofit organization at 301 N. Washington St. nurtures joyful discovery and learning. The museum's strong and committed board of directors provides guidance and strategy to advance the organization's social mission by expanding access to extraordinary STEAM learning experiences for every child.

Otterberg is a partner at Jenner & Block LLP and co-chair of the firm's law firms and professional services practice. Otterberg has a broad complex business litigation practice but focuses on representing leading law firms and professional services firms in some of their most challenging professional liability disputes. She also has devoted thousands of hours to pro bono legal work, concentrating on representing indigent clients and non-profit organizations. She has held leadership positions with several bar associations, speaks on professional topics regularly, and is a longtime participant in Jenner & Block's associate mentoring program and its Women's Forum affinity group. Otterberg received her bachelor's degree from Loyola University Chicago and her law degree from Boston College, both summa cum laude.

Proud mother of two, Otterberg understands the importance of the museum's mission.

President and CEO Andrea Ingram explains, "April's strengths and experience align beautifully with identified needs for the board, and as a very thoughtful, inspired human with two young children, she shares a strong interest in our work and its impact."

"I am excited to help the board and the museum's leadership team advance the museum's critical work in nurturing the joyful discoveries of children through playful learning," Otterberg stated. "There's just nothing like watching a child learn something new while having fun. I look forward to doing my part to ensure the museum achieves even greater levels of outreach, accessibility, and impact in our communities."

Building support for the work of the museum requires passionate leaders with significant experience and accomplishments in business and philanthropy.

"We are excited to have a professional of April's experience, expertise, and passion join our board," said Larry Larsen, board chair. "The museum has tremendous opportunities to increase access to our programs to children and families across the state. The board will continue to support the museum's exceptional leadership team and staff as we realize our mission and values of learning through play."

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, DuPage Children's Museum relies on the generosity of the community to extend the wonders of learning through play to all children. Contributions help welcome more visitors, create new exhibits, continue education and community engagement to ensure that all children thrive through access to unique and authentic, hands-on learning experiences. To make a gift, visit or call (630) 637-8000.

The museum reaches over 500,000 people annually; visitors hail from all 50 states and 575 ZIP codes in Illinois. The museum's impact extends across cultural, financial, and educational boundaries well beyond the Chicago area. It endeavors to ensure that all children thrive through access to extraordinary learning experiences.

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