The Francis H. Haserot Legacy Society

Photography by Cheryl Parker

Photography by Cheryl Parker

Great Communities don't just happen. They're created by people with vision and the willingness to invest in the future.

The Francis H. Haserot Legacy Society is a group of individuals and families who have named the Leelanau Township Community Foundation as a beneficiary of any type of planned or deferred gift.

The purpose of the society is to acknowledge and thank those who have made these gifts and to encourage and inspire others to do the same. Members care about the community and appreciate the power of endowment. They know that the assets they leave to the Foundation will continue to grow, supporting good work for generations to come.

The society is named after Francis H. Haserot, who in 1945 made the first gift which established the Foundation.

We are deeply grateful to our first members; Jim and Marjorie Leenhouts, Larry Coppard and Susan Ager, Gene and Kathy Garthe, Dick and Sue Lang, David and Louise Lutton, Joan Moore,and Scott and Ruth Steele Walker. They have given a commitment that will benefit the generations to come.

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How do I Join the Francis H. Haserot Society?

First, arrange for a planned gift to the Foundation in consultation with your attorney or financial advisor.

Second, inform the Foundation that you have made arrangements for a planned gift in your will or estate plan.

We will not ask how much is being left to the Foundation, but encourage you to discuss the intent of your gift with us to ensure we comply with your wishes. Bequests from a will are the most common way to leave a future gift to the Foundation. However, there are many other ways including making the Foundation a beneficiary of 401(k)/IRA plans and insurance policies. We are ready to work with your professional advisers to determine the best way for you to give.

For further information or questions about the Francis H. Haserot Society, please contact us by phone at (231) 386-9000 or email the LTCF's Executive Director, Joan Moore, at

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