Many Ways to Give
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.
The Michigan Land Use Institute is a nonprofit advocacy organization that protects the environment, strengthens the economy, and builds community. We collaborate with citizens, government, businesses, and organizations to innovate models for resilience and prosperity.
We can't do it without your support, and there are several ways you can help.
► 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 at www.mlui.org/donate. It's fast and convenient, and you can change the amount or cancel your gift at any time.
► Join a Giving Circle
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. For details, see the sidebar to the right.
► 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.
► 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.
► 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.
► 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.