Legacy Society

Leave a mark on your community

The Community Foundation recognizes those who have made a bequest or other planned gift to us as members of our Legacy Society, a group of forward-thinking people committed to making a better community.

Becoming a Legacy Society member is simple: include the Community Foundation in your estate plan through your will or trust, or make a contribution via a charitable gift annuity, life insurance, retirement fund assets, or a charitable remainder or lead trust.

Then, notify us of your plan so that we can include you on our membership rolls.

And you’re done.

As beneficiary of your deferred gift, the Community Foundation is charged with the trust and responsibility of carrying out your wishes. We have a permanent commitment to recognize and address community needs and to take advantage of high-impact funding opportunities.

Your gift helps us achieve that.

Of course, we respect your wishes regarding privacy, too. 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. Our board of directors comprises community members representing Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton counties. Board members collectively offer a wealth of local knowledge, which helps us better identify needs and better serve our communities.