WCRA honors NCRA President Chris Willette through NCRF donation

In August, the Wisconsin Court Reporters Association (WCRA) honored Chris Willette, RDR, CRR, CRC, on becoming NCRA’s 2017-2018 President through a generous Thoughtful Tribute donation to the National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF). Willette, who was installed as NCRA President in August during the Association’s Convention & Expo in Las Vegas, Nev., is from Wausau, Wis., and is a past president of WCRA.

“WCRA made a donation in honor of Chris Willette’s NCRA presidency to help promote all the wonderful things that NCRF does for our national association, such as the Corrine Clark Professionalism Institute, the Legal Education Program, the Oral Histories Program, the Hard-of-Hearing Heroes Project, and the Angels Program,” said Sheri L. Piontek, RMR, CRR, CRC, an official court reporter from Green Bay and current president of WCRA.

“Chris Willette has a longstanding history of giving back to our profession on both the state and national levels. WCRA wanted to acknowledge those accomplishments in a way that will continue those efforts as Chris has demonstrated countless times,” she added.

NCRF’s Thoughtful Tributes program provides donors the opportunity to honor important people in their lives, whether personal or professional.

For all donations received, no matter the amount, NCRF sends an acknowledgment of each gift to the honoree(s) directly or to the person’s family, as appropriate. For donations of $250 or more, the names of both the donor and the honoree are listed on NCRF’s Thoughtful Tributes website and appear on a plaque displayed at NCRA headquarters. All donations to the fund are 100 percent tax deductible as a charitable contribution.

For more information or to donate, contact B. J. Shorak, NCRF Deputy Executive Director, at bjshorak@ncra.org, or call 800-272-6272.

Honor someone special with a Thoughtful Tribute

Among the many ways to support the National Court Reporters Foundation’s initiatives, the Thoughtful Tributes program is unique. Donations contributed through the Thoughtful Tributes program are made in honor or in memory of someone special to recognize someone whose professionalism and selflessness have made a major contribution to the giver’s life. Donations can be made in any amount and support NCRF’s wide range of programming, including the Corrinne Clark Professionalism Institute, the Oral Histories program, and the scholarships and grants that NCRF awards students and new professionals.

NCRF will send an acknowledgment to the individual or family that a donation has been made in their name. All donations are tax deductible.

To learn more about the Thoughtful Tributes program or to donate, please contact B.J. Shorak, NCRF Deputy Executive Director, at 800-272-6272 or bjshorak@ncra.org.

Honor someone special through NCRF’s Thoughtful Tributes program

NCRF’s program Thoughtful Tributes is a way to show respect, honor, and even love to the people who have made an impact on your life or profession:  a judge, teacher, or retiring colleague, or someone who has passed away.

You can donate any amount, and NCRF will send an acknowledgment to the family or individual.  For donations of $250 or more, an engraved brass plate will be added to the Thoughtful Tributes plaque, which is maintained in perpetuity at NCRA.  Your donations to this program are 100 percent tax deductible.  It’s a great gift, too!

For more information or to donate, contact B. J. Shorak, NCRF deputy executive director, by phone at 800-272-6272, ext. 126, or by email at bjshorak@ncra.org.