are rare in baseball, but given the opportunity, resourceful players make
that opportunity to the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. When a group of
longtime donors offered us an unprecedented $1.65 million in matching funds
early this year, we developed the Mackinac Center Triple Play around this
unique chance to power a campaign to make Michigan the leading turnaround state
in the country.
to generous support from donors like you, we have raised more than
$1.1 million of the $1.65 million in new funding we need to meet this
If you have
already donated to the Mackinac Center Triple Play campaign, you have our
deepest gratitude. If you haven’t, then I hope you will take a few minutes to
read this issue of Impact and consider making a gift toward our work to put
Michigan back on track.
this issue, you can read about the many ways we are using Triple Play donations
to carry out policy research, to hold elected officials accountable to limited
government and free-market reforms, and to be a voice in the courts on behalf
of the public interest in Michigan.
Play, we are working toward these key policy goals:
- Fixing the state budget
- Regaining state control of health care
- Providing greater freedom in our schools and workplaces
Our aim is
greater opportunity for all Michigan residents through sound public policies
based on limited government, free enterprise and self-reliance.
policy reform takes time. That’s why our lead donors structured this matching
grant opportunity to cover three years: 2011, 2012 and 2013.
time, these generous donors will match, dollar-for-dollar:
- All gifts we receive
from new contributors
- Increased gifts from
our current supporters
- All pledges made in
2011 to donate in 2012 or 2013.
current supporters, this means that any additional gift to the Mackinac Center
in 2011 that is above the amount of your 2010 donation will be matched, dollar
for dollar. For example, if you donated $100 in 2010 and donate $150 in 2011,
the additional $50 will be matched. In addition, any pledge you make in 2011 to
donate to us in 2012 or 2013 will also be matched.
don’t think we are relying just on current supporters to meet this challenge.
More than 600 new supporters have joined us since February, after learning
about the Mackinac Center Triple Play campaign and this exciting work to bring
about long-lasting policy reform in Michigan.
You can make a
donation to Triple Play using the reply envelope enclosed with this issue of
Impact, or by visiting our website at www.mackinac.org.
already made a donation, then thank you again, and please consider helping us
in another way by forwarding this issue of Impact to a fellow believer in
limited government and free enterprise. With your help, we can complete the
Triple Play and grow the network of support for the Michigan turnaround.