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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.

2014 has been an exciting year in program developments and services for the community; yet it has been a tough year financially due to funding changes.

New Service Developments!

  • 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 to local communities. NVMS partners with local Police, two school districts, one juvenile court and other public agencies to expand RJ availability and accessability to youth, families and victims in Northern Virginia. 
  • NVMS is serving new audiences by providing co-parenting communication workshops and mediation for separated parents in collaboration with Virginia's Division of Child Support Enforcement. 
  • Training is more accessible than ever thanks to support for the Susan Shearouse Scholarship as well as a number of new outreach initiatives.

This is a dynamic time for NVMS.  Please help us expand partnerships and programs 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 2013 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 trainings 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 trainings 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, if you would like information on making a bequest or naming NVMS in your estate plans.



Thank you to our 2014 Campaign Contributors. 

Cornerstone Society

Participation Level

Kathey Foskett

Gerry Kadonoff

Andy Leighton

Howard Helman 

Robert Kimble

Nancy Colfax

Hartnett Incorporated

Malik Cutlar

Vicki Shteir - Dunn

Ben Jacewicz

Bob and Susan Nielsen

Sandy Sellers

Rachel Plotkin

Participation Level Cont.

Bing Van Nuys

Frank Monez

Susan Shearouse & Tom Colosi

Andrew Pizzi

Yasmina Mrabet

Danielle Davis

Jeannette Twomey

Mary McGoldrick

Susan Hirsch

Eric Assur

Polly Weissner

Kathy Burns

Keystone Level

Megan Johnston

Ronald Williams

Jonathan Kaufmann

Jim Pope

Julia Morelli

Joan Packer

Ernie Dubester

Leadership Level

Angus MacInnes

Marjorie Bleiweis

Christopher Whitman

Geoffrey Drucker

Mara Schoeny


Conflict Resolution Society

Friend Level               

Bruce Engelbert

Kevin Dillon

Randy Jones

Facilitator Level

Wolf Run Foundation

Dan Rainey

Community Builder

Stan Corey