MENOMINEE — This month the M&M Area Community Foundation (MMACF) honors their Standing Legacy Society, which is comprised of individuals and families who have committed to supporting their community through a gift from their estate.

“The Standing Legacy Society is our way of acknowledging a donor’s commitment to the future,” said Paula Gruszynski, MMACF executive director. “Making a legacy gift reflects the ongoing commitment to the community and the causes valued most by the donor. It enables a person to act on their convictions and make a difference for years to come. We find this is a very important option for individuals since these meaningful gifts often go unrecognized because they come at the end of a donor’s life.”

The Standing Legacy Society, since its establishment in 2018, has obtained several significant estate commitments and is grateful to those who have chosen to leave a permanent legacy.

“Jan and I got involved with MMACF in its early days because we believe in its commitment to be a vehicle for helping people do good work in our two counties. The future of our area is bright. We want to be a part of that bright future long after we are gone. We believe that after the many years of community support for our business The Standing Legacy Society provides an opportunity for us to make a lasting impact through support of the Foundation in our estate plan,” said North Shetter.

When an individual notifies the Community Foundation of a gift, the donor is automatically eligible to become a member of the Standing Legacy Society. The foundation provides confidential philanthropic services to prospective donors and their professional advisors, without pressure or obligation. Giving a legacy gift is a simple way to make a difference. Bequests to the Community Foundation are exempt from estate taxes. Financial or legal advisers can provide professional guidance related to specific estate, beneficiary and income goals as well as tax and other considerations.

For more information, people may visit or call 906-864-3599.