"Nobody made a greater
mistake than he who
did nothing because
he could only do
a little."

-Edmund Burke

Planned Giving

The Marshall Community Foundation successfully meets the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations administered by the Council on Foundations in Washington D.C. National Standards represents the highest measure of accountability and transparency in philanthropy.

Leaving a legacy...

Our PILLAR SOCIETY celebrates those individuals and families who have chosen the Marshall Community Foundation as a way to improve and enhance the community for future generations through their wills or estate plans with a charitable trust, bequest, or other planned gift to the Marshall Community Foundation.  Please visit the Foundation's Estate Planning Section.  This section provides numerous tools and resources to assist you in reaching your charitable goals.

We want to thank the following PILLAR SOCIETY members who have planned gifts for today that will provide significant benefits to our community in the future. We hope others are inspired by their example.

Anonymous Donors

John & Sherry Anderson

Leo Beck*

Phylis Birch*

Richard & Mary Ellen Brown

John* and Susan Collins

Clyde & Marian Connelly*

Dr. James & Sandra Dobbins

Rolland and Dorothea* Face Family

Carl and Margaret Greene*

Mrs. Marjory Keller*

Lorna S. LaBelle-Steffey

Sandy and Charles Lang

Ben and Reba Lark

K. John Lord*

Matthew & Madeline Lynch*

Ruth Maisner*


 Ethel Markham*

Elizabeth McAfee*

Marie O'Mara*

Harvey B. Randall*

Herald Reuss*

Beatrice Seaman*

Vincent Stauffer*

Frances Stevens Stuart*

Mark & Susan Stuart

Morris Stulberg*

Linda Tarmnel*

 Kathy Tarr*

Mary Thyer*

Russell & Dora Upston*

Mary Jean Valdes

Marilyn Weeks*




How to include the Foundation in your will

It is not complicated to include a bequest to the Marshall Community Foundation in your will. You may instruct your legal counsel to include the following in your instrument:

"I give, devise and bequeath the following _______ (describe assets which are the subject of the bequest; for example, a stated sum or the residue of the estate or a percentage of the residue of the estate) to the Marshall Community Foundation, a Michigan nonprofit corporation. This gift shall be known as the _____ Fund." (You choose the name of your fund.)

If you want your bequest to be applied to an area of charitable interest or to specific organizations, add the following:

"This fund shall be devoted to the support of _____."




     the simplest way

     to make a

     big difference.

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