Liberty Changes Lives

A Note From Kris Palosaari

From the child who moves to a better school ... to the business owner relieved of governmental red tape ... to the worker offered a choice on union support ... all of Michigan is benefitting from pro-freedom policies that you have helped advance.

Today you and I have a major opportunity to keep these free-market, limited government wheels turning through a $300,000 challenge grant sponsored by a generous donor.

I’m Kris Palosaari, vice president for advancement at the Mackinac Center. I’m thrilled to share the news that a free-market enthusiast has come forward with an offer to match all first-time gifts and all increased gifts to the Center through December 31, 2013.

This means that every gift from a new donor and the increased share of every gift from our current supporters will be matched — dollar for dollar — if the gift is made this year.

This generous donor is invigorated by what we have accomplished already in Michigan and inspired to push ahead on the kind of common-sense, freedom-based public policies that Michigan needs to become this country’s economic engine once again.

Imagine our state as a model for the entire country of achieving difficult but important wins, like right-to-work!

We can only accomplish this by working together — and we must act now. This challenge grant is only available through December 31, 2013.

Your tax-deductible gift today will help us take full advantage of this opportunity and put extra funds to work on the kind of research, education and outreach initiatives that you are reading about in this issue of IMPACT. 

Together, we can stand with the Mackinac Center legal team as they help teachers gain worker freedom. Together, we can support the policy team as they research school performance and state spending. Together, we can send Michigan Capitol Confidential reporters into the field to expose government shenanigans.  

Together we can change our state’s future. Please invest in freedom by giving toward this challenge grant today. A reply envelope is enclosed with this issue, and you also can make a gift online, safely and securely, at   

Please feel free to contact me directly at 989-631-0900 if you would like to talk about becoming more deeply involved in the work of the Mackinac Center or about making a gift of stock or including the Mackinac Center in your planned giving program.