There are many valuable and helpful ways to contribute to
the Western Michigan Genealogical Society. Your contribution will aid
the Society in accomplishing its goals and objectives. Contributing your
time and skills by volunteering on the Board of Directors, a committee
or on a special project that is of interest to you is very important to
our continuing success.
There are a variety of
ways to make a financial contribution to the Society. The Western
Michigan Genealogical Society is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law when no
goods or services are given in exchange for the contribution.
Please consider making a contribution to the Society
in one or more of the following ways:
New or used genealogy books - Share genealogy books
you no longer need by donating them to the Western Michigan Genealogical
Society. Books not yet held in the GRPL will be added to the collection
(conditional on Library policies). These books will be available to help
fellow genealogists. Contact Lucy Read at
firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange
Briefer, unbound family histories will be placed in
the Manuscript Collection. For Manuscript submissions, use this form:
(Adobe Acrobat download)
A check made payable to the Western Michigan
Genealogical Society is the simplest way to financially support the
Society and its activities.
For convenience, we offer a secure online donation
form that you can use with your credit card or a PayPal account.
Honor and remember a loved one with a memorial gift in
their name sent to the Western Michigan Genealogical Society.
OTHER WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE
There are many other ways to contribute to the Western
Michigan Genealogical Society. To support the Society and its objectives
please consider one of these:
Bequests (in a will or living trust)*
Charitable remainder trusts
Gifts of life insurance
Gifts of real estate
Gifts of securities
Be sure to consult with your financial advisor about
making a contribution to the Western Michigan Genealogical Society.
*For disposition of your research materials a sample
Genealogical Codicil to a Last Will and Testament is