Planned Giving


Since 1980, June B. Hamersma has been one of Hospice of Michigan’s most devoted supporters. Recognizing the need to ensure that quality hospice care is available to all who need it, she established the Hospice of Michigan Foundation in June 1994, serving as its first board president. One of the fundamental principles of the Hospice of Michigan Foundation that June instituted was an intense focus on community support. Thus, the Hospice of Michigan Foundation proudly ensures that money raised in a specific community can be directed to stay in that community, providing friends and neighbors support when they need it.

Making a planned gift to The Hospice of Michigan Foundation is a great way to ensure income for your beneficiary, achieve tax benefits and help make certain that quality hospice care is available to our community for the future. Regardless of the amount, a planned gift has the power to change lives for generations to come.

What to consider
Hospice of Michigan would be honored to be included in your long-range plans. When thoughtfully considered, a planned gift can enhance your own financial well-being while making a difference for those facing a terminal illness. There are a range of options that can provide immediate benefits, such as increasing current income or providing additional retirement income while reducing income and estate taxes. Some types of gifts can virtually eliminate estate taxes, while others can greatly reduce the amount of tax you are responsible for during your lifetime. 

Gift planning possibilities:

  • A gift of appreciated assets, such as stocks or securities
  • A bequest to The Hospice of Michigan Foundation in your existing will or living trust
  • Naming The Hospice of Michigan Foundation as a beneficiary on your life insurance policy, retirement plan, or IRA
  • A charitable gift annuity with The Hospice of Michigan Foundation
  • A donor-advised fund with your community foundation
  • A charitable remainder trust, which may benefit you, your family and friends, and The Hospice of Michigan Foundation

Bequest designations in a will, revocable trust, insurance policy or retirement plan are generally revocable and may be changed during your lifetime; however, charitable gift annuities and certain trusts are irrevocable, and funds may not be returned once transferred.

For more information about including Hospice of Michigan in your estate plan or becoming a member of the June B. Hamersma Planned Giving Society, please call Stephanie Le, Director of Planned Giving, at 313.578.6302 or email

A planned gift is one of the most meaningful ways to support a charity that is dear to your heart. A planned gift ensures that your charity will continue in perpetuity. Winston Churchill said it best, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” 

–Stephanie Le

The June B. Hamersma Society recognizes individuals who have named Hospice of Michigan as a beneficiary in their estate plans, trusts or wills. These individuals share in June’s vision and passion of leaving a legacy for the future of Hospice of Michigan.

Dana and Dorothy Dickinson*

Richard Clarence Adiska*
Sharon Alexander*
Robert and Maggie Allesee*
Jean A. Anderson*
Todd and Kat Antrim
Charles R. Ardis*
Frank J. Arleth*
Helen M. Atchinson*
Charles and Jessica Austin
Charles and Phyllis Bach*
David and Linda Bailey
Debra A. Bailey*
Kenneth Baker*
James and Shirley Balk
Reba Cora Bean*
Robert L. Beardslee
Walter S. Beattie*
Gertrude G. Benthem*
Harold L. Bienenfeld*
Frances M. Binder*
Edna Irene Bishoff*
Edward Blickley*
Luann Blom*
Ardath E. Bogart*
Arriana Boomstra*
The Borton Family* Trust
Lawrence D., Sr. and Dolores E.* Bos
John A. Bott*
Robert Boulton*
Leo E. Bowhuis*
Margaret E. Bowman*
Eleanore F. Bradshaw*
Elaine M. Bragger*
Donald T. Breen*
Edmund P. Brennan*
Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Brintnall
Ruben C. Brost*
Margaret Brower*
H. Justin Brown*
Rose Brudi*
Patricia E. Buchs
Roy Raymond Buckman*
Paul and Dorothy Buday*
Lee C. Budge*
Clara D. Burrows*
Bob and Nancy Cahill
William “Charlie” and Ruth L. Carpenter
Robert J. Carr*
Nettie H. Carroll*
Virginia Cartwright*
Gordon R. Case*
Bader and Carolyn Cassin
Donald G. Castle*
William C. Cathers*
Ruth E. Catron*
Mary E. Chamberlain*
Marilyn Chernoff*
Gladys E. Chinn*
Allen B. Christman*
Mildred E. Church*
Elaine L. Clarke*
Maude E. Clement*
Dorothy P. Cobey*
Diane N. Colombo
Harold G. Comfort*
Arden and Myrtle Connell*
William James and Marjorie Connor “In Tribute to Sue Bowler”*
Peter C. Cook*
Charles E. Coultas*
Bruce W. and Mary A. Covey*
Marian C. Craft*
Thelma Craig*
Martha and Joseph Crawford
Constance K. Cremer*
Sylvia Cunningham-Jenkins*
Mary Ann and Francis Curtis*
Morris M. and Ruth A. Dalitz*
Cornelia DeFouw*
Harry N. Dell*
Lillian E. Delmar*
Gertrude Dembny*
Clifford Rowe Dempster*
John O. DeWolf*
John P. Dobson*
George and Laura* Dora
Catherine C. Dugan*
Kenneth J. Dumont*
Kathryn Durrant*
Theodore Dutmer*
George A. Eastman*
Vila Eberhard*
Linda J. Edmundson*
Ollie G. Edmundson*
Karen Ann Eggert*
Vernon J. and Johanna Ehlers*
Ernest A. Evans*
Harriet S. Fairbrother*
Theodore and Iva Fales*
Anthony M. Farage*
Martha H. Felton*
Clare Finch*
Lorne D. Finlayson*
Irma M. Fisk*
Alice and Jim Forrest
Betty J. Franklin*
Mary B. Fuertges*
Victor D. and Margaret N. Fuller*
Rick D. Fulton “In Memory of Sandy Fulton”*
Helen Funke*
Bernice M. Fura*
Margaret Pauline Furman*
Elizabeth K. Gallagher*
Genevieve A. Garcia*
Gregory Mark and Betsy Gathercole
Geis Family*
Dolores L. Gensley*
Margaret George*
Sylvia Gershenson-Sloman*
Ruth Gevercer*
Chester and Wanda Gieldowski*
Ann C. Gilman*
Adrienne Goldberg*
Priscilla A.B. Goodell*
Celia Goodman*
Howard Gowing*
Audrey C. Green*
Marcella Groff*
Lena L. Guaresimo*
Gwendolyn Gussow*
Violet J. Gustafson*
Esther A. Hall*
John and June* Hamersma
Elinor Ann Hamm*
Lillian E. Hammond*
William A. and Beatrice R. Hannula*
Louise C. Harris*
Dr. Robert and Lynette Harrison*
Carol Ruth Harroun*
Carol A. Hart*
Jackie* and Dennis Hartford
Norman E. Harwood*
Margaret Ann Hasenclever*
Betty J. Hay*
Marguerite Haynor*
Elizabeth L. Heaton*
Michael and Jeanette Heck*
Muriel Mae Henry*
Mary Elizabeth Norris Henschell*
Nancy Elizabeth Hibbett*
J. Michael Hickox
Marcie and Brian Hillary
Joyce Hillert*
Donna Jean Hoef and Richard A. Zellner*
Henry C. Hoffman*
Evelyn E. Holtorf*
Gertrude Holtrop*
Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Horvath
Mark Howard*
Marion E. Howe*
Frances L. Ingersoll*
Daisy M. Irwin*
William J. Johns*
C. Vernon Johnson*
Theresa B. Johnson*
Chrystal M. Jones*
Norma L. and Robert A. Jones*
Helen Jongsma*
Thelma R. Kaminski*
Bernard J Kanthack*
Al and Mary Karner* Charitable Trust
Asahel G. Kellogg*
Edith L. Kemp*
Jennie V. Kerr*
Maurine Kildegaard*
Thomas E. Kimble
Frank E. Kingsley*
Eugene Kleeman* Charitable Remainder Unitrust
Forris B. Klooster*
Edward M. and Henrietta M. Knabusch*
Margaret Jeanne Kole*
Andrew T. Kott*
Frank J. Koziara*
George William Kriegner*
Walter L. Kuczka*
Wanda Labedz*
James and Mary LaFleur
Joan L. Lalley*
Hazel A. Larkins*
Judith A. Larsen*
Leona Katherine Laskowski*
Stephanie T. Le and Ky M. Cam
Agnes LeClair*
Gerda A. Lehew*
Raymond LeVeque*
Dorothy F. Lewis*
Laura L. Luce*
Marjorie G. Lumsden*
J. Edward Lundy*
Margaret Luskin*
Wanda F. and Willard F. Lyons*
Phyllis MacKay*
Jean Whitehead MacLellan*
Doris Magennis*
Harry J. Malik*
Viola L. Mallory*
Margaret L. Manier*
Marilyn A. Marks*
Thomas W. Marks*
Bonita J. Marshall*
Leokadia L. Marshall*
Roberta Martens*
William Sibert Martens Jr.*
Charles E. Martin*
Marie Maulbetsch*
Catherine G. Mazurek*
June and Cecil McDole*
Marion B. McGinnis*
John and Nancy Miett
John Mihalik*
Patrick and Tamara Miller
Paul C. Miller*
Vera M. Miller*
Eleanor V. Mirek*
Billie* and Lee R. Miskowski
Ruth Moffatt*
Hilda M. Moore and Thomas Moore*
Lynn D. Morrow*
Elmer A. Murray*
Lee Ann Myers
Rose Mysliwiec*
Leona Nauta*
Louise Hitt Neesley*
Valerie B. Nelson*
Louise Nesif*
Emma F. Neumann*
Lois J. Nichols*
Doris E. Nielsen*
Hazel Northman*
Paul Noto*
Mary T. Naudzius*
Beulah M. Nyblad*
Donna* and Lance J. Oberg
Leonard C. Obermeyer*
Kathleen Obershea*
Paul K. Odland*
Maureen K. O’Hare*
Dorothy C. Oliver*
Patricia J. Orlowski*
Leonard ‘Jack’ Osie*
Donald G. and Shirley A. Palardy*
Dr. Michael Paletta and Dr. Cheryl Patterson
Helen W. Palmatier*
Risakubde Luise Parsons*
Joan Pastoor*
James F. Paul*
Rita Perdue*
Bruna Peshtani*
Stanley and Myrene Petitpren*
Albert and Blanche Phelps*
Laura J. Pifferello*
William C. Pittello*
Fraser E. Pomeroy*
Jeannine A. Pool*
Joan Porter*
James and Maureen Prest
Russell C. Pryor*
Charles W. Rasmussen*
Pauline A. Regna*
Maurice F. Remenak*
Vera Riddell*
Lorraine and William Robbe*
Enid V. Robinson*
Vera E. Rombough*
Jane W. Rosenbaum*
Edna Grace Rossano*
Maurine E. Russell*
Rosalie Russo*
Arthur R. Rutkowski*
Wilma Rynbrandt*
Janet Sanders*
Christina Santini*
Gladys G. Sauer*
Alvin J. Schettl*
Maxine Ruby Schmolitz*
Morrison S. Schneider*
Howard W. Scholten*
Lenore B. Schultz*
Joseph B. and Barbara J. Schwanitz*
Julianne Scott*
Katherine A. Seager*
Julian R. Sears*
Lee J. Seymour*
Robert P. Shafer*
Ruth L. Shattuck*
Walter C. and Dorothy G. Shaw*
Marjorie E. Shepard*
Kenneth A. D. Shrodes*
Ann Skillman Moore*
Margaret Couzens Slattery*
Mary Lee Slocum*
Bruce J. Smith*
Margaret E. Smith*
Melvin Jay Smith*
Sally and John R. Smith
Elizabeth E. Snell*
Antoinette Sobocinski*
Patricia A. Sofinski*
June M. Sokol*
Gerard P and Irene Sommerdyke*
Harvey Spoelstra*
Hazel Stahl*
Eugene Steensma*
Ethel I. Stephan*
Barbara Douglas Stevens*
Raymond H. Stevens*
John Franklin Stone*
Tina Stuk*
Leonard Donald Stuller*
Patricia Sturtevant*
M. Irene Sullivan*
Joye C. Thomas*
Lucie Ann Thomassin*
Marjorie L. Thurkettle*
Jane Tol
Janet E. Towne*
Judith Ann Trudeau*
William L. and Anna B. Turner*
Helen Tyrrell*
Mary Grace Unbehend*
Allison R. VandenBerg*
Leslie J. Vantatenhove*
Harry Fred Vellmure, Jr.*
Clarence J. Venema*
James R. and Lucile Vickers*
Jay and Bethel Wagner Trust
Kenneth R. Wagner*
Sandra J. Wagner
Esther R. Wallace*
Verena M. Ward
Ida Hannan Weiswasser*
Sophia Welliver*
Connie Wenger
Marie T. Wernette*
Marlene A. Wever*
Lillian Whitman*
Bev and Jerry Whitten*
Victoria R. Wietchy*
Bud and Irma Winther*
James and Debra Wisneski
Gloria J. Witters*
Lillian V. Woidka*
Frances Wolf*
Robert and Barbara Wood*
Patricia A. Worley*
Dorothy E. Wray*
Laura Suzanne Wright*
Anne T. York*
Kathryn E. Zabel*
Katherine A. Zant*
Emily Zelenka*
Mary Ann Zimmerman*

*In grateful memory