What does the word “legacy” mean to you?

Is it the values handed down from your own parents and grandparents? Or the business you’ve built and nurtured over the years? Perhaps it’s the principles you live by and want to pass on to your own children.

In ancient Rome, the word “legatus” meant a diplomat or an envoy.

That’s how we think of it here at the Mackinac Center. When you join the Mackinac Center Legacy Society, you become an envoy for freedom not just in our time, but for generations to come.

Members of the Mackinac Center Legacy Society do this by naming the Mackinac Center in their estate plans, with the assurance that their gift will be used to advance liberty in the future.

We understand that the practical aspects of writing your plan — one that reflects your wishes and values — can be overwhelming. That’s why the Mackinac Center is hosting another Planning for Life workshop on Oct. 21 in Midland.

This complimentary workshop and luncheon is open to any Mackinac Center supporter or friend. Whether you are just beginning to think about your will or estate plan, or need to update your current documents, you will leave this workshop energized and equipped to collaborate with your own professional advisors.

Imagine the relief of knowing that your family, your assets and your legacy are secure.

Please join us in a comfortable, small-group setting to learn about the myths and misconceptions, pitfalls, opportunities, current tools and the techniques of planning. Our guest speaker is Greg Demers of the firm Braun Kendrick, a specialist in estate planning.

This event is fully complimentary, and nothing is sold. Greg will answer your questions and offer an independent perspective on the importance of making your wishes known to friends and family.

You also will have the opportunity to meet other Mackinac Center supporters and hear more about how your investment in liberty is bringing greater freedom and opportunity to the people of our state.

If you would like to be added to the invitation list for this event, please send an email to Kimberley Fischer-Kinne at LegacySociety@ Mackinac.org. You also can reach her by phone at 989-631-0900 for more information.