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Giving Circles

Many Ways To Give


► Make a monthly commitment

One of the easiest and best ways to support MLUI is with an ongoing monthly donation. You can set up a sustaining donation of $10 or more per month through our online donation form. It's fast and convenient, and you can change the amount or cancel your gift at any time.  


► Become a business member

We want to acknowledge the immense value the business community brings to our organization. As a business member, you  receive special recognition for supporting our work as advocates for a healthy economy and environment. Learn about business membership benefits


► 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.


► 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


► 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.

The Institute has two separate and complementary giving circles that provide the financial support necessary to pursue its mission of promoting bold solutions for Michigan's people and places. 

The Milliken Circle ($1,000 or more)

The Milliken Circle, established in 2003, honors Governor William and Helen Milliken's outstanding tradition of stewardship, and ensures that Institute programs have the staffing and resources necessary for long-term viability. Members are honored at the annual Milliken Reception, enjoy complimentary tickets to select MLUI events, and receive personal updates throughout the year from the executive director. 

The Sustainer Circle ($500 or more)

The Sustainer Circle, established in 2012, ensures the consistent support for MLUI operations on a year-to-year basis. Members guarantee that the Institute's innovative programs flourish, receive an invitation to the annual Milliken Reception, and obtain advance invitations to other MLUI events throughout the year. 

Visit mlui.org/donate and become a member.

Michigan Land Use Institute

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