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celebrating will week

“Will Week” is a celebration of future giving and a reason to share about how friends and neighbors are working with their advisors and their Community Foundation to leave a lasting legacy.  Dr. Raymond H. Murray provides a terrific example. He worked with his financial advisor and attorney to update his will, which included the Charlevoix County Community Foundation.  Dr. Murray let us know that he had remembered the Community Foundation in his will and confirmed the names of the funds he wanted to support.  When Dr. Murray passed away in 2009, the Community Foundation received a gift from his estate.  The gift enriched several funds to make a difference on Beaver Island.  Because of his effort to reach out to the Community Foundation to share his charitable wishes, we were able to implement them with confidence and without delay.

Read more about Will Week and Dr. Murray here. 












Modifying funds helps preserve donor intent and maximize community impact  


The Strehls loved their community and established a fund with the Community Foundation in 1999. 

When they passed away, Frank in 2011 and Betty Jo in 2018, the Fund was converted to the Frank J. and Betty J. Strehl Fund for the Community, where their gift can make a lasting impact for generations to come, in the areas of greatest need.





What will your Legacy be?




GRANT IMPACT:  Boyne valley trail construction begins!


This fall, construction began on the paved trail that will soon connect Boyne City and Boyne Falls. A groundbreaking was held on October 2, 2019 to celebrate.