As I’ve traveled across our great state during the past two years, I’ve often
been asked why I chose to work in advancement at the Mackinac Center.
One of the primary
reasons is my two children. It was important to me in January 2010 that Luke,
17, and Sarah, 13, see Michigan as a vibrant place to live when they are
adults. I realize each of them will make a purely personal decision about where
to live, but better public policy makes them more likely to choose the state my
wife and I call home.
Another reason for
serving in this position is my strong belief in the power of the voluntary,
collective efforts of individuals to effect positive change. This year, more
people have stood with the Mackinac Center than ever before in our 23 year
As vice president for
advancement, I work with Mackinac Center President Joe Lehman and the rest of
the advancement team to raise the financial support critical to fueling this
operation every year.
As 2011 comes to a
close, I would like to thank each of you who have made a financial contribution
to our work. Through the incredible generosity of many, the Mackinac Center’s
board and staff have been able to work diligently every day to advance liberty
and opportunity for all Michiganders.
December is the month
when many people make a final year-end contribution to their favorite nonprofit
organizations. Would you consider
making one final financial gift to the Mackinac Center this year?
You can donate in
several ways: simply use the envelope in this publication, contribute online at
www.mackinac.org or call our office at 989-631-0900, and one of our staff would be glad
to assist you.
With your help, we can
continue to show how free people working together can make our state a better
place to live — not just for us, but for future generations as well.