Michigan Women's Foundation

Planned Giving

People of all financial means can support MWF through various planned gifts. From bequests to charitable remainder trusts, an experienced Michigan Women Forward representative will work with you and your financial advisors to help you decide which type of planned giving vehicle best suits your specific financial and philanthropic goals.

If you remember Michigan Women Forward in your estate plan, we ask that you share this information with us so we can personally thank you.

For more information about making a planned gift, please contact us at 313-962-1920 or jpappas@miwf.org.

Charitable Bequest in a Will or Trust
A charitable bequest stipulates that a specific amount (or a percentage of your estate) be given to Michigan Women’s Foundation after your lifetime. Bequests are exempt from estate tax.

Retirement Fund Assets
You may designate MWF as a beneficiary of a specific amount, a percentage or the remainder of your retirement assets. 

Life Insurance
Life insurance in the form of an old policy no longer needed by the original beneficiary or a newly created policy to benefit Michigan Women Forward are an important asset in our future.
Small premiums now may generate a major gift in the future, and premiums for these policies often are tax deductible. Many employers provide group life insurance as a benefit, and Michigan Women Forward may be named for a portion of proceeds.

Charitable Lead Trusts
Charitable lead trusts provide income to Michigan Women Forward over a set number of years and then transfer assets to beneficiaries named by the donor. This plan enables heirs to receive assets while minimizing tax implications.