NEDEA has provided the platform to promote friendly relations and understanding among the NEDians living in the Greater Chicago area. It also provided the networking and employment assistance for its members. It arranges social and cultural programs and provides opportunity for family entertainment. Further, it provides a forum for business and professional development.
NEDEA publishes Newsletter for distribution to professionals in the Greater Chicago area. At the annual dinner program, NEDEA also recognized members by awarding them in three areas: Lifetime Achievement Award, Leadership Award, and Community Services Award.
Today the organization regularly arranges family picnic in the summer and a dinner in the winter. The annual dinner also serves as a General Body meeting. Besides this, NEDEA has also arranged educational seminars, Iftar parties, cricket matches and has participated in Pakistan day parade, among other activities. NEDEA has, over the years, also established and maintained contact with the Alma Mater in various capacities, including providing scholarships and technical and material assistance from time to time.
NEDEA has granted scholarships to numerous Need-Based Students studying at the NED University. NEDEA has also collected and donated funds to Pakistan Flood Victims in 2011.
Main Events in 2016
Annual Dinner was held on January 22, 2016
Main Events in 2015
General Body Meeting held March 22, 2015
Picnic held on May 31, 2015
Eid Milan Party and Mushaira scheduled on July 25, 2015 cancelled due to low/slow response