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Celebrating 25 years of service!

Your contributions, large and small, cash and in-kind, current and planned giving, support the vital activities of Northern Virginia Mediation Service (NVMS).  Every year our mediators, trainers, facilitators, volunteers, staff and Board together help more than 2,000 individuals successfully manage conflicts and learn critical skills.

This year we are celebrating the growth and success of our Restorative Justice (RJ) program in aiding local youth to be accountable and repair harm they have caused.  NVMS partners with two local school districts, one juvenile court and other public agencies to expand RJ availability and accessibility to youth, families and victims in a variety of local settings.  NVMS ensures that the services provided adhere to best practices for the most effective outcomes and promotes evaluation and research with our partners.  The NVMS RJ program has addressed more than 150 youth conflicts involving school discipline and minor criminal activities, serving more than 250 participants in RJ conferences and circles since its inception in 2007.

Please help us build programs like Restorative Justice and expand our partnerships in the interests of our local communities by making a contribution to Northern Virginia Mediation Service.

For more information on the progress of our programs see our 2014 Annual Report.

Giving Options:
  1. Cash (checks made out to NVMS; or credit cards via PayPal or phone)
  2. In-Kind Contributions* (donations of stock; insurance benefits and related assets; or stipend waiver for those eligible.
  3. Special Tax-Break Opportunities* (Required IRA dispensations may be donated directly from that account for additional tax savings; only applies to those over 70 years old)
  4. Planned Giving* (naming NVMS in estate plans)

* Contact Megan Johnston, Executive Director, for details or to make arrangements at (703) 865-7260.

NVMS Giving Societies & Donor Benefits

The Northern Virginia Mediation Service is grateful for the many ways in which benefactors show their support, enabling NVMS to solidify its place among the community’s best and most accessible non-profits for mediation and conflict resolution resources.

Cornerstone Society 

The Cornerstone Society recognizes donors who have made gifts of any amount, including gifts that have been matched by companies, to Northern Virginia Mediation Service. If you prefer your gift to remain anonymous, it can be denoted as such. However, recognition of your gift can inspire others to give similarly.

Participation level: $10-$249

Keystone level: $250-$499 *Donors who give at this level will receive one free Monday Night Forum for themselves and a friend (eligible for one year from date of donation)*

Leadership Level: $500-$999 *Donors who give at the leadership level will receive one free Monday Night Forum for themselves and a friend, and 50% off of one full-day training class for themselves (eligible for one year from date of donation)*

Conflict Resolution Society

Named for the Northern Virginia Mediation Service’s core service, this society salutes volunteers, friends, and affiliates who provide leadership support to Northern Virginia Mediation Service. The Conflict Resolution Society consists of donors who participate at or above the leadership level of $1,000 in Northern Virginia Mediation Service’s annual giving programs. Matching company donations will be counted for recognition levels.

Friend Level: $1000-$2499 *Donors who give at the “Friend” Level will receive one free Monday Night Forum for themselves and a friend, and 50% off of two full-day training for themselves (eligible for one year from date of donation)*

Facilitator Level: $2500-$4999 *Donors who give at the “Facilitator” Level will receive one free Monday Night Forum for themselves and a friend and three free days of training for themselves (eligible for one year from date of donation)*

Community Builder Level: $5000 or more *Donors who give at the “Community Builder” Level will receive a one-year, free pass to Monday Night Forum for themselves, one free Monday Night Forum for a friend, three free days of training for themselves, and a society recognition dinner with Board Members*

Donations to Northern Virginia Mediation Service, a 501©3 non-profit corporation, are tax-deductible to the maximum extent allowable by law. Acceptance of training benefits may reduce the amount of your tax deduction by the value of the benefit. Please consult your tax professional if you require clarification.

Contact Megan Johnston, Executive Director, at director@nvms.us or (703) 865-7260 if you would like information on making a bequest or naming NVMS in your estate plans.