Planned Giving Testimonials


A number of years ago Kathy and I constructed a legacy giving plan to share our blessings with people and places that have deeply touched our lives and the lives of others. Mackinac Island has always been high on the list so it was only logical to include Mackinac Associates as a beneficiary. Our thanks to the membership for all you do to preserve the past, present and future of this natural wonder.

Todd and Kathy Petersen

Todd & Kathy Petersen


For decades Mackinac has been our special place where we can unwind and rediscover the simple things that are most important to us. Spending several weeks a year enjoying Mackinac State Historic Parks allows us to recharge and manage the rigors of day-to-day life. Since we cannot imagine a world without Historic Mackinac, we are pleased to include Mackinac Associates as a major part of our estate plan.

Mark and Tisha Benton

Mark & Tisha Benton


Erin and I have been members of Mackinac Associates since our children were young. Our love of history has been passed on to our children and the family memories we have enjoyed are incalculable. The opportunity to serve on the board was one way to give back. Having the ability to pass on funds through our trust is a way to preserve the Straits Areas historical legacy for future generations. We are thrilled to join the Legacy Society and thank the staff and Board of Trustees of Mackinac Associates for creating this new opportunity to give.

Jeb and Erin Burns

Tom Lockwood