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Alone, we sometimes feel we can’t make a difference in addressing big challenges. When we combine our resources, we create lasting impact for our community.

Since 1989, we have invested in strategic programs that ensure West Michigan residents — now and for generations to come — have access to the care and resources they need to live healthy lives.

Donating to the Foundation

Your contribution to the Osteopathic Foundation represents an investment in the future. Gifts of all sizes are valued and appreciated!
You may specify a purpose for your gift or if you prefer, leave it unrestricted for use where the need is the greatest.

Outright Gifts of Cash or Stock

Most people make outright gifts on an annual basis and enjoy being philanthropic throughout their lives. Such outright donations are generally in the form of cash or stock. This provides for immediate impact, and donors may receive an income tax deduction.

Endowed Scholarships

Endowed scholarships are a great way for donors to ensure perpetual support and a lasting legacy. Annual investment income generated by an endowment fund covers scholarship expenses while the principal remains intact to ensure future funding. Funds established become an enduring symbol of the donor’s generosity.

Bequests and Planned Giving

Opportunities to make significant charitable gifts occur most often when people make major business, personal, and financial decisions. Planned giving can significantly impact and benefit the community as well as the donor. Will you consider a gift to the Osteopathic Foundation of West Michigan when you are planning for retirement, revising a will, or contemplating the sale of a major asset or business?

Wills & Living Trusts

Charitable bequests are one of the easiest ways to include funds for the future of the Osteopathic Foundation of West Michigan. These bequests can be structured in a variety of ways:

  • A specific sum of money
  • A percentage of an estate
  • A percentage of a certain piece of property

There is also an option for donors to designate the Osteopathic Foundation as a “contingent beneficiary.” Such designation is in the event other named beneficiaries do not outlive the donor. In addition, donors may name the Osteopathic Foundation as a “residuary beneficiary” for all or a portion of an estate. If you choose to include the Osteopathic Foundation in a Will or Living Trust, please use our full/legal name: “Osteopathic Foundation of West Michigan.”

Join the 1942 Society and Bring Wellness Within Reach

In 1942, twenty-one osteopathic physicians pooled their resources to establish Muskegon Osteopathic Hospital. These visionaries believed that osteopathic medicine was essential for Muskegon’s health and vitality and they acted on that belief. Members of the 1942 Society carry on their commitment and vision for the future.

President’s Circle:  $10,000+

Impact Example: Endows a $500 annual legacy scholarship in perpetuity

Diamond Circle:  $5,000 to $9,999

Impact Example: Reaches five school districts with mental health programming

Platinum Circle:  $2,500 to $4,999

Impact Example: Provides cooking classes and fresh vegetables to families in local food deserts

Gold Circle:  $1,000 to $2,499

Impact Example: Sends one local student to the OsteoCHAMPS summer program at MSU COM

Silver Circle:  $500 to $999

Impact Example: Sends five local high school students to OsteoScholars for a full year of mentoring

A History of Generosity

We are grateful for our generous donors who help us continue the osteopathic legacy in the Muskegon-Lakeshore area and support our work toward a healthier future.

If you have any questions about donating to the Osteopathic Foundation, please give us a call at (231) 720-0288 or send an email.

The Osteopathic Foundation of West Michigan is a non-profit public charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.