Bequests and Estate Gifts - Evergreen Legacy Giving Circle

The Ascension Genesys Foundation honors and recognizes persons of vision and foresight who have taken the initiative, through their estate plans, to strengthen and enhance the good works of Ascension Genesys through membership in the Evergreen Legacy Giving Circle

Through their generosity, Circle members make a difference far beyond the measure of a lifetime.

One of the greatest misconceptions is that philanthropy and generous giving is only for the wealthy. The Ascension Genesys Foundation provides many options to allow people of all ages, financial groups and interests to make an impact on patient care and community health through charitable giving. 

Membership Criteria

Membership in the Evergreen Legacy Giving Circle is open to any individual or couple who includes a planned gift in their estate plan in any of the following ways:

  • A bequest in your will directing a percentage of your estate, a fixed amount, or a contingency statement which will direct an eventual gift to the Ascension Genesys Foundation
  • Creating a trust or a life estate agreement that eventually directs a portion of the principal or earnings to the Ascension Genesys Foundation
  • Establishing a Charitable Gift Annuity with the Ascension Genesys Foundation
  • Naming the Ascension Genesys Foundation as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, financial accounts or qualified retirement accounts.

Gifts may be made as cash, real property/land, securities or personal property of significant value. 

We strongly encourage you to consult with your financial advisor, tax professional or estate/family attorney for assistance in making a thoughtful, effective and impactful gift, and we are happy and eager to work with you and your advisors to ensure your gift has the impact you desire. 

Benefits of Membership in the Evergreen Legacy Giving Circle

As a member of the Evergreen Legacy Giving Circle, you are a part of one of the most prestigious groups of benefactors in the Ascension Genesys community. As such, your membership includes:

  • Invitation to the annual Ascension Genesys Foundation gala
  • Opportunities to meet Ascension Genesys leadership
  • Invitation to special programs and events, including Circle-member-only events
  • Acknowledgement of membership in Foundation publications and other displays of gratitude for Foundation donors

How to Make a Bequest or Estate Gift and join the Evergreen Legacy Giving Circle

To join the Evergreen Legacy Giving Circle, please contact: 

Ryan Bladzik
Senior Gift Officer
Ascension Genesys Foundation
810-606-6278
ryan.bladzik@ascension.org

Or fill out and remit the following membership brochure to:

Ascension Genesys Foundation
One Genesys Parkway
Grand Blanc, MI 48439