Welcome to NMB Foundation

Dedicated to the memory of Nolan M. Burch
November 7, 1996 – November 14, 2014

Hazing is NEVER Right.

Take A Stand

Be a Leader

NMB Foundation was established by Kim and TJ Burch to honor their son Nolan. 
Nolan died as a result of hazing and the foundation seeks to ensure this kind of tragedy never happens again.

Nolan Michael Burch was born on November 7, 1996.  By every account he was a happy baby with an amazing giggle – one that Nolan would keep throughout his life, and a giggle that would bring happiness and laughter to anyone that heard it.  Nolan grew up in Williamsville, NY.  He was a very good student and was involved in many sports.  Nolan’s favorites were hockey and baseball.  He had many friends and Nolan’s home was always filled with them.  For high school Nolan chose Canisius High School, which introduced him to students from all over the Buffalo area.  Just like he did in middle school, Nolan’s outgoing and accepting personality created many new friendships.  One of Nolan’s unique traits was his ability to bring together his friends from middle school and Canisius High into one large circle of lifelong friends.   Nolan was able to bring all these friends together regardless of their background or where they came from.  He truly loved his friends and he loved life itself.  Nolan was very outgoing and willing to meet new people anywhere he was. Simply put, Nolan saw the best in everyone brought people together.

In August of 2014 Nolan began college.  He couldn’t wait for the experience. Early in his freshman year, Nolan was taking a full course load, had a part time job and wanted to get involved in something else.  He planned on trying club hockey and possibly pledging a fraternity.  Nolan decided he could not do both, so he chose the fraternity.  Nolan went…

Our Mission

The mission of NMB Foundation is to assist young adults in recognizing and preventing the dangers associated with hazing. We utilize local schools and organizations through education and awareness to promote a full and honest conversation to provide solutions that help young adults combat hazing.

What We Do

NMB Foundation has recognized an unfulfilled need in schools and universities.  Our group actively seeks to educate others about the ongoing hazing epidemic.  Our program addresses all the characteristics of hazing in social and organized groups.  The program not only enlightens people on the dangers and behaviors of hazing, it gives individuals guidance to recognize and leave a difficult situation.  We examine leadership, moral obligation, call reluctance, medical assistance, and the need for a family plan in case of an emergency.

“Maybe some things don’t get better, but we do. We get stronger. We learn to live with our situations as messy and ugly as they are. We fix what we can and we adapt to what we can’t. Maybe some of us will never be fully okay, but at least we’re here. We’re still trying. We’re doing the best we can. That’s worth celebrating too. If you’re reading this, congratulations, you made it to today. You made it.” – Unknown Author.

Nolan’s second to last tweet on Twitter

What Is N.O.L.A.N.©?

N: notice
O: obey
L: lead
A: act
N: notify

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Meet The Board

 

 

 

The board of NMB Foundation is dedicated to making a difference.
Get to know us better by checking out our bios, and we look forward to meeting you at an event!