Tributes & Memorial Gifts

Special People  Deserve Special Recognition.

A truly thoughtful way to remember others.

The Charlevoix County Community Foundation offers many opportunities to help you recognize special people who have made a difference in your life and in the life of the community. We accept donations made as a tribute or memorial to an individual, family or organization.  Special funds can also be created to handle specific tributes and memorials.


Tribute Gifts

Contributions may be made to any existing fund to:

  • celebrate and honor a living person
  • celebrate anniversaries, birthdays and other milestone events
  • express appreciation for a job well done
  • memorialize someone who has passed away.


Memorial Gifts

When faced with the passing of a loved one, there are many decisions to be made. The Charlevoix County Community Foundation offers a personal approach and a simple option for directing memorial gifts for those who seek a way to honor someone who has passed away.  We can provide sample obituary language for directing charitable memorial gifts, acknowledgement letters to those who give in memory of your loved one, a listing of those who gave, and customized donation envelopes to make giving easy.  Any gift to the Community Foundation is tax deductible.  Learn more about directing memorial gifts to the Community Foundation.

“The Community Foundation was a big help during our time of loss.  They made it easy for our friends and family to make a gift in Doris’ memory.  We directed gifts to the Community Foundation’s Youth Fund.  Doris loved kids, and they were her priority.  She would be happy knowing that the kids in our community will benefit from the gifts that were received.”   - John Pearl, Jr.