Legacy Society

Leave a mark on your community

Our Legacy Society recognizes those who have made a planned gift to the Community Foundation. They are a group of forward-thinking people committed to creating a vibrant, thriving community.

Becoming a Legacy Society member is simple. Just do one of the following:

  1. Let us know you've included the Community Foundation in your estate plan through your will or trust.
  2. Create a Legacy Fund at the Community Foundation.
  3. Or make a contribution via a charitable gift annuity, life insurance, retirement fund assets, or a charitable remainder or lead trust.

As beneficiary of your deferred gift, the Community Foundation is charged with the trust and responsibility of carrying out your wishes, forever. We have a permanent commitment to understanding and addressing community needs as they evolve.

Your gift helps us achieve that.

You are welcome to remain anonymous in your giving. However, participation in the Legacy Society can be an inspirational experience and may motivate others.

Interested? Contact us.

3 reasons why working with us is a good idea

  1. Permanence. We are a permanent fixture in mid-Michigan. We’ll never leave, go out of business or retire. The power of endowment is enduring, as well. The names and goals of our funds live forever.

  2. Flexibility. Work with us and you have the option of supporting many causes or working on multiple issues. We can find initiatives and organizations whose work aligns with your passions.

  3. Expertise. We have our finger on the pulse of local nonprofits and the most pressing needs in our community.