Make a Gift to the Foundation
Monetary Gift for General Purposes
The Foundation gratefully receives all cash gifts for the accomplishment of its general educational purposes. Checks may be made out to the Michigan Municipal League Foundation. The Foundation is a 501-c-3 charitable organization under the tax code of the Internal Revenue Service. Cash contributions to the Foundation are completely deductible. Gifts over $250 will be acknowledged with a letter stating that no products or services have been received by the donor as a result of making a gift.
Monetary Gift or Pledge to The Power of Knowledge Campaign
The Foundation gratefully receives all cash gifts for the Power of Knowledge Campaign that currently seeks to create a permanent endowment that will enhance leadership in local government by generating innovative, informative education programs that are affordable, accessible and available in the most convenient formats and media. Pledge forms are available on this site that can be printed, filled out and mailed with a check or faxed to 734-662-8083 for a pledge or a gift that is charged to a major credit card.
Memorial Giving at the Foundation
Many of the Foundation's donors have made gifts to the Foundation in memory of an esteemed colleague or loved one whom they wish to memorialize. Such contributions will be suitable recognized and memorial commendations made upon request to the Foundation's Board of Directors.
Gifts of Appreciated Securities to the Foundation
A gift of appreciated stock or other securities is often less expensive to give and brings with it not only a charitable income tax deduction but relief from capital gains tax as well. Gifts of securities are deductible at the fair market value of the assets the day the gift is made.
Gift by Will to the Foundation
Perhaps one of the easiest and most common gifts one can make to the Foundation is by leaving a portion of one's estate. A specific amount or designated property can be named, or a percentage of the estate. Another alternative is to leave the residue of one's estate after other gifts have been made.
Foundation Gift Annuities
If you need an income from assets you otherwise could give away, the Foundation can arrange to pay you an income for life on a percentage that is based on your age. That way you will not lose the income the asset could have provided you.
Gift of Life Insurance to the Foundation
A gift of a life insurance policy is a way to lessen the cost of a gift. Tax deductions may be available for cash amounts in certain policies, and for premiums paid after transfer of a policy to the Foundation.
The Foundation's Life Income Trust Program
The Foundation offers a variety of trust options that pay an income stream for life while providing generous tax benefits and relief from capital gains tax.
More information is available on any of these methods of giving to the Foundation from the Foundation President and CEO,
Arnold Weinfeld at 517-908-0304.