Advocacy Alert

Representative Chatfield has confirmed in a letter to constituents that although he worked “exceedingly hard to strike a balance with this legislation (HB 5232), …I have been unable to adequately satisfy many of the concerns of my constituents.” He has decided to “indefinitely suspend consideration of HB 5232 and the conversation of reform to the Michigan Historic Preservation Act.”



To raise money for operations and programs, while constantly developing funder relationships and finding innovative and exciting ways to increase funding.

The Development Committee Shall: 

  • Assist the board in developing the yearly work plan.

In addition to the tasks unique to each year’s work plan, the committee shall:

  • Coordinate the annual preservation conference, including the silent auction and marketplace;
  • Coordinate the annual fall benefit, including the silent and live auction and marketplace;
  • Assist in the preparation of grant applications;
  • Coordinate annual house parties;
  • Work on replenishing and growing the endowment;
  • Keep records of donations and donors as well as prospective donors;
  • Thank sponsors and donors through various means ranging from recognition in conference brochures, to invitations, to the annual report;
  • Manage the Heritage Society program;
  • Offer a distinction between the dollars we solicit for operations – i.e. keeping the lights on, and for special activities – i.e. Partners in the Field;
  • Raise dollars in keeping with accepted industry standards as contained in our policy, “Ethical Principles and Standards for Gift Solicitation”;
  • Maintain lists of giving opportunities that allow prospective donors to directly assist with the work defined in our work plan – i.e. Sacred Places… Randolph School; and
  • Accept planned gifts that will be recognized now but realized in the future.

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