The Legacy Society exists to recognize, honor, and thank those who have included a gift to McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation in their estate plans through a bequest, trust, or other planned gift, as well as those who have established endowment funds. Members are special friends who have a vision for the future of health care in our community and whose generosity will provide a lasting legacy throughout northern Michigan – for generations to come!

As a Legacy Society member*, your gifts will be acknowledged with:

  • Special invitation to grand openings, tours, ground breaking, and other events
  • Recognition in newsletters, publications, select event signage and listing on the Wall of Honor
  • Invitation to special events honoring Legacy Society members
  • Enrollment in the “Friend of the Hospital” program, providing personal assistance during hospital stays at McLaren Northern Michigan.

With your legacy gift, you can help us continue to deliver the high standard of care that our patients, their family members, and our communities deserve.

If you have included McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation in your estate plan or are interested in doing so, please contact Jennifer Doumanian, Planned Giving Officer, at (231) 487-5020 or at

*Legacy Society members must document an estate gift or have an endowment fund established at McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation. Members can choose to remain anonymous in member listings while still enrolling in Friends of the Hospital. Endowed funds may be created with a minimum gift commitment of $50,000.