The First Nonprofit Foundation’s recent generous donation for the Major Gift Initiative (MGI) helped NRS exceed its $250,000 goal to raise $258,494.

awning lit up at night 1On June 20th, the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) received a commitment of $50,000 from the First Nonprofit Foundation.  The generous donation for the Major Gift Initiative (MGI) helped NRS exceed its $250,000 goal to raise $258,494.  The MGI campaign kicked off in January 2013 to coincide with changing our name from ‘Switchboard’ to ‘Safeline.’  With our new name, NRS launched the MGI to raise money for initiatives to build the depth and breadth of services to families in crisis.

Because of significant support early in the campaign, NRS has already actualized a major infrastructure project.  Our Major Gift Initiative donors helped us purchase a new, upgraded telephone system.  The old system was outdated and needed to be replaced.  The upgrade was necessary to ensure a more efficient interface with our data collection systems.  In the next phase of the MGI, NRS will support the complete transformation of the crisis hotline and online center.

This first-ever major gift campaign in NRS’ history officially ends on December 31, 2015.

Thank you to NRS’ Major Gift Initiative Donors



First Nonprofit Foundation


Stephen* and Rosemary Mack

United Airlines Foundation


The John R. Houlsby Foundation


Bonnie** and Steve Wheeler


Maree Bullock **

Steven and Chani Laufer

Rich Malone**

Rick Stoneham**



Michele* and Gary Lehman

Jill Schwieterman** and John Walsh


Dylan Trotter

Christina Van Pelt* and Larry Diskin

Brian Zboril* and Family


Karen Anagnost**

Paul and Catherine Bergh

Maureen Blaha and Joe Morris

Steve Bouwman and Mike Silvaggi

Greg* and Terri Buseman

Jim Criner**and Michelle Downey

Chris DeAngelis**

Morris Floyd and Alex Herrera

Susan Frankel** and Jeremy Perlin**

Kandace* and Eugene Lenti

Joyce* and Jonathan Sapir


Linda Finley Belan

Ronda and Alan Channing

Jodi Cohen* and David Schwartz

Dave Dean*

Jeff Fleishmann

Gary Harper* and Herek Clack

Jeff and Akeshia** Howell

Joel and Cathy Kessel


David Maier and Matt McCrane

Ron and Anne* Schankin

Gordon and Mary Vance

Jasleen and Geoff Vines

Katy Walsh

David Wells**


Gerry and Tiffany Bakker

Rick Barkan

Dennis Cao

Central Lakeview Merchants

Matt** and Carrie Feldman

In honor of Katie Johnson

Emily* and Henning Lohse-Busch

Jim Lucchesi

Kelly Mead*

Norweeta Milburn* and Anthony Jackson

Luke Palese**

Jack* and Lindsay Philbin

Jennifer A. Riley*

Randall Royer* and Fiona Royer

Eugene Tkalitch & Associates

Frank Tortorella**

Cleo Wilson

*Board of Directors

**Board Alumni


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