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Make a bequest

Each of us wants to leave a gift for future generations. Your bequest to the Groundwork Center 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 Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities in your will.
  • Name the Groundwork Center 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 Groundwork

  • 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 Groundwork Center:

"I give, devise, bequeath to the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities, Inc., 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."