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what we Get.

We make a life by
what we Give."

-Winston Churchill

Pillar Society

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...

The Marshall Community Foundation Pillar Society celebrates the following like-minded individuals and families who have chosen the Foundation as a way to improve and enhance our great community for future generations through an estate gift. 

Becoming a member of our Pillar Society is simple: include the Marshall Community Foundation in your will or trust, or make a contribution via a charitable gift annuity, life insurance policy, retirement fund assets, or a charitable remainder or lead trust. 

Then please notify us of your plan so we can be sure to acknowledge you as a Pillar Society member. Of course, we respect your wishes to remain anonymous if you choose. 

We thank the following Pillar Society members who have acknowledged their desires to leave the Marshall Community Foundation a planned gift. They have committed to provide significant benefits to the community in the future, and forever! 

We hope you 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

Pauline Foss*

Carl and Margaret Greene*

Mrs. Marjory Keller*

Lorna S. LaBelle-Steffey

Sandy and Charles Lang

Ben and Reba Lark

David Lloyd

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 _____."




     securing our future.

     Many gifts,

     many generations.

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