The Ralph Braun Foundation is now NOVA - The Mobility Resource


The Ralph Braun Foundation Announces Corporate Name Change to National Organization for Vehicle Accessibility


CARMEL, IN (February 3, 2017) – We are pleased to announce that The Ralph Braun Foundation is now the National Organization for Vehicle Accessibility (NOVA). We have changed our name to offer a greater representation of the service we provide and the consumers we serve. Our new name allows us to reach more donors while assisting those with mobility needs through education, information and product acquisition. No changes will be made to the service we provide. We will continue to uphold the vision of our founder and inspiration, Ralph Braun, who was committed to helping individuals with disabilities obtain the mobility products that best meet their needs in order to live a full and independent life.


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Ralph Braun believed that everyone has the right to accessible transportation. He created this nonprofit organization in 2010 with a simple purpose: to bridge the funding gap for those who cannot afford needed transportation mobility products. With the blessing of Ralph Braun’s children, NOVA will officially launch in February 2017. His daughter and Board Member Emeritus, Melissa Braun-Dennis, shared her thoughts and the sentiments of her siblings, “We feel it’s the right time to change the name to one that we believe will open the Foundation itself to more opportunity. By no means is this a discredit to our father’s name. The Foundation has simply hit a plateau and he instilled in us the belief that there is no greater sin than to think improvement has a finish line. Our hope is that we will be able to reach more individuals to achieve the goals our father set, enabling them to more quickly and easily understand the Foundation’s purpose. Dad’s goals and mission for the Foundation remain, as does his legacy. Life is definitely a moving experience, ever changing. A name or logo does not alter our passion to help individuals create their own moving experience. Our father understood that change was often necessary to grow and, to borrow his own words, always reminded those around him to ‘never stop improving’. Through this transformation we believe we are doing just that, and we greatly appreciate your support. “


Please note the new contact information:

4000 W. 106th St., Ste 125-310, Carmel, IN 46032 • (574) 607-5995 • •


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