Preventing Loss Through
​Education and Awareness

525 Foundation exists to educate teens and families and raise awareness about the dangers of alcohol and prescription drug misuse and abuse.



Nick Savage was 19 years old, and his brother Jack was just 18 on June 14, 2015. On this day, they attended high school graduation parties, celebrating the milestone with all their friends and classmates. It was also the day these two brothers died. The reason for their passing: acute alcohol and oxycodone overdose.

Both boys graduated high school with Honors, and were captain of their high school hockey team their senior years. Nick lead his team to State Runners-up in 2014, and Jack lead his team to earning the title of State Champions in 2015. Nick had already completed a year of college, and was home to spend the summer with the family. Jack was preparing for his first semester.

They chose to drink, and they chose to take a pill when it was offered to them. These choices were mistakes, and my boys paid the ultimate price for them. Our family was changed forever.

As a result, we are choosing to honor our sons, Nick and Jack, with the creation of the 525 Foundation – their hockey numbers were 5 and 25. Our goal is to prevent another family from having to endure the pain of such a tragedy through outreach, education and support.

"I often think about what I would give up to just have 10 seconds (with Nick and Jack). I’d give everything up for 10 seconds. It’s just that simple."


Mike Savage
525 Foundation Founder

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Together we can all make a difference and help save lives.

Upcoming Events

  • Sat, May 15
    Cultivate Culinary
    Our Youth Our Future. Join 525 Foundation for a 12 hour meal packing Meal-A-Thon to help feed our communities children and families. 525 Foundation will be giving each meal an at home drug deactivation pouch for safe disposal of prescription medications. Keeping our youth safe is our 1st priority!
  • Tue, May 25
    Virtual Online
    Here's To "5" Years!!! 525 Foundation Birthday Bash, A Night With Terry Bradshaw and Special Guests
    This May, the 525 Foundation turns 5!!! Join us for a VIRTUAL celebration of our past accomplishments and looking toward the future! A night with Legendary Football Star, Terry Bradshaw, is sure to be a good time! More information to come soon! SAVE THE DATE and stay tuned!
  • Thu, Apr 15
    Join Us Virtually

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South Bend, IN 46617

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