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NCRF announces new Major Gifts Program

The National Court Reporters Foundation has announced the launch of a new Major Gifts Program, which will allow donors to make a tax-exempt contribution of $5,000 or more in one calendar year. The program was developed as a way to provide additional avenues for larger donations to be made to help further support NCRF’s mission and programs.

The new program offers donors three levels of participation with numerous benefits attached to each. The levels include a Silver contribution, which reflects donations of $5,000 to $24,999; a Gold contribution, which reflects donations of $25,000 to $49,999; and a Platinum contribution, which reflects donations of $50,000 and higher. Benefits to donors increase with each level and range from recognition at NCRA’s conventions and in the JCR and JCR Weekly to complimentary tickets to the President’s Party at conventions to invitations to exclusive VIP events, such as receptions with NCRA leadership, and more.

“NCRF is excited to announce a new giving program. The Board of Trustees developed this opportunity in direct response to donors with a desire to give more to support the Foundation’s good work,” said Jan Ballman, RPR, CMRS, Chair of NCRF. “The Major Gifts Program will certainly serve to elevate the level of programs the Foundation currently funds and will also generate incredible opportunities to offer more to the court reporting and captioning professions, especially in its efforts to support students and new professionals.”

Contributors to NCRF’s Major Gifts Program will be required to adhere to the program’s donation policy, which includes a review by a Major Gifts Donation Committee, a written agreement by the donor to abide by NCRA’s Constitution & Bylaws and its Code of Professional Ethics, and the agreement to ensure all donated funds are received by NCRF in a specified time. Major Gifts donors who sign up before convention will be acknowledged at convention.

“The work of NCRF is vital to the health of the court reporting and captioning professions. The Major Gifts Program reflects that our members understand and appreciate the importance of the Foundation’s programs and are committed to ensuring that its mission is not just supported, but met,” said NCRA Executive Director & CEO Mike Nelson, CAE.

For more information about NCRF’s Major Gifts Program, contact NCRF Deputy Executive Director B.J. Shorak at 703-556-6272 or