Mackinac Center Legacy Society membership has jumped by 17 percent this year as a growing number of our supporters choose to make a gift to the Mackinac Center through their will or estate plan.
As these generous donors know, making plans now to provide a gift to the Mackinac Center after your death is easy to do and has tangible benefits.
Not only do charitable donations reduce your tax burden, but a gift to the Mackinac Center offers the peace of mind of knowing that your hard-earned assets will be used to advance the values that you believe in.
One of the most common ways that our donors choose to make a legacy gift is by naming the Mackinac Center in their will or trust. In a few paragraphs, you can direct that a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate be given to the Mackinac Center. Please contact us if you would like sample language.
You also can name the Mackinac Center as a beneficiary of your life insurance plan or retirement plan (such as an IRA), in a charitable remainder trust or charitable gift annuity, or as a beneficiary of your donor-advised fund.
Our Advancement team would be happy to discuss all of these giving methods with you. We also can put you in touch with trusted experts in estate planning who will help ensure that your assets and privacy are protected and that you retain full control of your assets during your life.
When you make a legacy gift to the Mackinac Center, you are automatically enrolled in the Legacy Society and receive its related benefits, including invitations to our VIP receptions and special recognition at our events.
But your greatest benefit will be the knowledge that you are helping to preserve the freedoms we enjoy today for the benefit of generations to come.
As one of our Legacy Society members said, “A bequest to the Mackinac Center will ensure someone is around to fight for individual liberty and economic opportunity after you are gone. I can think of no better gift to leave future generations.”
If you would like more information about the Legacy Society, please call Lorie Shane at 989-698-1909 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You also can find more information at www.mackinac.org/legacy.