Often, caring people remember Michigan Gateway Community Foundation in their will, but are not recognized for their gift to their favorite charitable cause until they pass away. The Legacy Society was created to acknowledge people who have made a bequest and give their permission to the Foundation to use their names to encourage others to act charitably during their lifetime.

Building on the foresight of our founding members, these people have made endowment gifts totaling more than $10,000, or have notified the Foundation of a planned gift through their estate, or via a charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, or similar planned gift vehicle.

Thank you for including Michigan Gateway Community Foundation in your charitable gift plan!


B. R. Desenberg
Harry Kennedy
Walter Schirmer
Phil Sexton

Individual Members

Caryl Beck-Miller (estate)
Bruce and Ila Bigford
Charles Bombardie (estate)
Gail and Charlie Borland
Nancy O. Butler
Lucille B. Coles (estate)
Mrs. Robert Cone
The Coulston Family
Dale and Helen Cropsey
Jane S. Davis
Mrs. B.R. Desenberg
Catherine and Louis Desenberg
Janet Long Brand Diewald
Emily Egan
Jeanne Griffin (estate)
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice S. Hahn
Kathryn M. Hess(estate)
Gail Hibbard
Mrs. Roma Holmes
Charles B. Huizenga
Rudy and Karin Kappe
Margaret Larson
Albert and Deana Lillie
Ross Linsenmier
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Majerek
Rex and Doris McCombs
Robert H. McCulloch
Patrick and Diane McCullough
Barbara Monroe
Dorothy Pesavento
Mrs. Marilyn Poole
Dr. Joseph L. Roti Roti
William and Bertha Runkewich
Walter E. Schirmer, Jr.
Lawrence Sehy
Frank “Mac” and Joanne Sims
Tex and Nancy Sheteron
Lester and Diane Skibbe
Dan L. and Patricia J. Smith
Mahlon and  Thelma Smith (estate)
Don and Joyce Stibbs
Dr. and Mrs. Scott Sullivan
Dale and Mona Thomas
Taylor (Tim) and Midge Tyler
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Tyler
Ralph Vosburgh
Barbara Walkden
Jack and Nedra Walkden
Walter and Nila Wells
Donald and Lauren Woodhouse

Corporate Members

Ramer Products
EVI Audio
Clark Engineering Services
Chemical Bank Shoreline