Americans are some of the most generous people in the world, and Mackinac Center supporters are certainly in that group. Your gifts provide for research and education that is bringing hearts and minds back to our nation’s founding principles.

And because the Mackinac Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, your gifts are tax-deductible — something to remember as Uncle Sam clamors for ever more of our hard-earned dollars.

There are many ways to make a gift to the Mackinac Center and secure your tax benefits by Dec. 31.

To make an immediate gift, you can visit our website at www.mackinac.org/give and make a contribution online. You can make a one-time gift or sign up for automatic monthly donations.

To send a gift by mail, please write a check payable to the Mackinac Center and mail it to us at: Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 140 West Main Street, P.O. Box 568 Midland, MI 48640.

You also can make a gift of stock. Gifts of publicly traded securities allow you to avoid capital gains taxes and receive a tax deduction for your gift, benefiting both you and the Mackinac Center. You can ask your broker to make an electronic transfer of securities directly to the Mackinac Center’s account with Wells Fargo. (You will need our DTC information, which is available by calling 989-631-9000.) 

Please let us know if you plan to make a stock transfer, so we can monitor our account, acknowledge your gift and provide you with a tax receipt.

Finally, if you are age 70-1/2 or older, an IRA charitable rollover allows you to move up to $100,000 from your traditional or Roth IRA directly to the Mackinac Center as a charitable contribution and not pay federal income tax on this gift. It also counts toward your required minimum distribution. 

To qualify, the distribution must be made directly from your IRA administrator to the Mackinac Center and must be completed by December 31. Please have your IRA administrator include your name as the donor so we can thank you properly.

In all cases, the Mackinac Center recommends that you consult with your attorney or financial planner about the potential tax benefits related to your gift. 

Thank you for thinking of the Mackinac Center during this holiday season. If you would like to talk to us further about making a gift for free markets and limited government, we welcome your phone call at 989-631-0900.