NCRA member Mary Jo Legg, RMR, of Hollywood, Md., an NCRA member for 40 years, was the lucky winner of this year’s NCRF Luminex II writer fundraiser. Her name was drawn by NCRA and NCRF Executive Director Dave Wenhold, CAE, PLC, on Oct. 2 on Facebook.
The Luminex II writer was donated by Stenograph, which has donated a new machine for a fundraiser raffle for the past several years to support the National Court Reporters Foundation.
This year’s raffle began on Aug. 7 and spanned eight weeks since NCRA’s live conference was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and replaced with the NCRA Connect Virtual 2020 event. Donors used NCRF’s Mobile Cause donation platform to buy one, three, or six raffle tickets.
“Everyone at the Foundation, including the NCRF Trustees and our supporters, are grateful to Stenograph for the chance to raise $11,460 to advance our mission and outreach,” said NCRF Chair Cathy Phillips, FAPR, RMR, CMRS, an official court reporter from Collierville, Tenn. “We see how valued the Luminex II is since we had continuous raffle donations from the start of our NCRA Connect virtual conference up to the morning of Oct. 2, the day of the drawing. Thank you, Stenograph, for your generous donation and to everyone who bought a raffle ticket for your support of NCRF and its programs.”
Legg said she learned about her good fortune by checking her Facebook page.
“Wow! Although I’ve entered this drawing every year that it’s been held, I never expected to win,” she said. “I had completely forgotten about the drawing. When it popped up on my Facebook newsfeed, I figured I hadn’t won because the drawing occurred two hours prior, but I decided to watch it to see if I knew the person. I had to listen three times to Dave Wenhold announce my name before it began to sink in. So excited to try the Luminex that everybody raves about! Thank you so much!”