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The Foundation

What Does NCRF Do with Your Donations?


While our programs have changed over the years, our mission remains firm!
“The National Court Reporters Foundation supports the reporting and captioning professions through philanthropic activities funded through charitable contributions.”
-   Adopted by the Board of Trustees November 2005

Corrinne Clark Professionalism Institute 

The Corrinne Clark Professionalism Institute supports reporters and student recruitment/development with annual seminars at convention about professionalism, branding, and building a successful career, and by developing awareness/educational videos.

The Legal Education Program

The Legal Education Program facilitates the education of the legal profession about the role of the court reporter through our court reporter-led seminar to educate law students, attorneys and judges on “Making the Record” and on the value of stenographic reporting and technology.  Since its launch in 2010, over 200 people have received the free teaching tools, and NCRF has been invited for the 7th time to present this seminar at Georgetown University School of Law.  Plus, NCRF continues to partner with NCRA at the biennial Court Technology Conferences, sponsored by the National Center for State Courts, to put court reporter technology before key players in court administration.  NCRF works diligently to ensure that the legal system understands the benefits of stenographic reporters in the courtrooms.

The Oral Histories Program

The Oral Histories Program (OHP) offers a great way to “do good” while also raising awareness of the court reporting profession to the general public.  The popular Veterans History Project (VHP) focuses on capturing the poignant oral histories of American wartime veterans. Over the past nine years, NCRF has submitted more than 3,800 transcriptions to the Library of Congress, and other program partners, through this important program.  Other OHP programs include:

  • the National Equal Justice Library at Georgetown University, which contains histories of notable professionals who have provided pro bono legal services to the poor; and
  • the Center for Public Policy & Social Research at the Central Connecticut State University, an official VHP partner, with a collection of 200 oral histories; and
  • the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, whose collection includes over 14,000 stories.

The Student Initiatives Program

The Student Initiatives Program continues NCRF’s funding of prospective court reporters through several scholarships and awards.  In addition to the Frank Sarli Memorial Scholarship, the (2) Student Intern Scholarships, the Robert H. Clark Scholarship, and the New Professional Reporter Grant, NCRF also funds student membership in NCRA for those students who transcribe two histories from NCRF’s Oral Histories Program.  And, 270 free NCRA student memberships have been given so far! This program supports NCRF's OHP by inspiring students to contribute to an important public cause, while also actively exploring their court reporting community.  

CART Services Program

The CART Services Program showcases the CART community by supporting consumer organizations, such as the Association of Late-Deafened Adults, with grants for CART providers.


The foundation for court reporting philanthropy

We can’t do it without you.  THANKS!

For more information about NCRF, contact Ms. BJ Shorak, Deputy Executive Director,
at 800/272-6272, ext. 126, or
via email

Updated 12/7/2015