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Make a bequest for future generations

Many Ways To Give


► Make a memorial donation

Please consider making a donation in memory or honor of someone who has valued MLUI's work to improve your health and environment by advocating for regional planning, local food, green energy, and clean water.

 

► Ask your employer about a matching gift

This is a perfect way to leverage your gift with a matching donation from your employer. Many workplaces encourage this type of giving and have programs that make this a very easy option. To get started, just contact your human resources department.

 

► Make a bequest for future generations

Each of us wants to leave a gift for future generations. Your bequest to the Michigan Land Use Institute accomplishes a greater good — the assurance that Michigan's incredible beauty will endure for the wonder and awe of children for years to come. It is your personal legacy — a triumph of planning over the destruction of lands we treasure.

Learn how to make a bequest

 

► Make a stock gift

Some members choose to support the Michigan Land Use Institute by donating gifts of appreciated securities. In addition to providing crucial financial support for communication and advocacy, you can save capital gains tax.

Learn how to make a stock gift
 

 

Each of us wants to leave a gift for future generations. Your bequest to the Michigan Land Use Institute accomplishes a greater good — the assurance that Michigan's incredible beauty will endure for the wonder and awe of children for years to come. It is your personal legacy — a triumph of planning over the destruction of lands we treasure.

It's easy to do 

There are several ways you can make provisions for the future of this important work:

  • Include a gift to the Michigan Land Use Institute in your will.
  • Name the Michigan Land Use Institute as the beneficiary of a trust or other vehicle such as your retirement plan, insurance policy or bank account.

All it takes is a call to your attorney or an addition to your will. And of course you may change or enhance your choices at any time.

Options for your bequest to the Institute

  • A specific dollar amount
  • A percentage of your estate's value
  • Designation of all or part of your life insurance or retirement plan proceeds.

Sample language for your will 

We urge you to consult your attorney in preparing your will. The following language may be helpful in providing a bequest to the Michigan Land Use Institute:

"I give, devise, bequeath to the Michigan land Use Institute, a nonprofit corporation organized and existing under the laws of Michigan, and with current business address of, 148 E. Front St., Suite 301, Traverse City MI, 49684-5725_______ (specific dollar amount, property, or percentage) to be used for its general purposes for conservation and citizen advocacy."

Michigan Land Use Institute

148 E. Front Street, Suite 301
Traverse City, MI 49684-5725
p (231) 941-6584 
e comments@mlui.org