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The Foundation

Major Gifts Program

Make a difference to your profession and become a Major Gifts donor! NCRF’s mission is to support the court reporting and captioning professions through philanthropic activities. Our programs recognize student achievement through scholarships, champion court reporter technologies, and encourage historic preservation of important American stories.

Major Gifts donors make contributions of $5,000 or more in a calendar year. There are three contribution levels: 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.

Contributors to NCRF’s Major Gifts Program are 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.

In return, Major Gifts donors receive a myriad of benefits for each of the three contribution levels. 

The following generous donors have already pledged a Major Gift. 


Platinum donors ($50,000+)

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Gold donors ($25,000+)


Silver donors ($5,000+)

Jan Ballman

Paula S. Behmke

Debra K. and Jeffrey M. Cheyne 

Robert O. Fabrize

In memory of Mary Geus Anderson Fabrize

Nancy Hopp

Christine Phipps & Richard Applebaum

BJ Shorak 



For information on how to become a Major Gifts donor as well as benefits, email BJ Shorak, NCRF Deputy Executive Director, or call 800-272-NCRA (6272).