Planned Giving

The Community House Foundation is dedicated to helping you explore and execute your charitable wishes in the most efficient and satisfying manner for you, your heirs and The Community House. Through the process of having charitable giving strategies incorporated within your estate plans, you may:

  • Fulfill philanthropic goals
  • Reduce income taxes
  • Avoid capital gains and possible estate taxes
  • Retain a life income
  • Increase spendable income, and/or
  • Reduce costs of estate settlement

All of these things can happen while you are enjoying the satisfaction of providing significant future financial support for The Community House Foundation designated precisely per your wishes.

We’ve also¬†established a Planned Giving Committee. The primary purpose of the committee is to assist and educate individuals on the wide variety of gift planning strategies and charitable estate planning techniques available to individuals who wish to include The Community House Foundation in their retirement, estate, financial and philanthropic plans. We invite your inquiries and would be pleased to discuss with you and your legal, tax and financial advisors how a planned gift to The Community House Foundation may be arranged to meet your philanthropic and financial goals.

If you need gift planning assistance, please call Chris Smude, Senior Director, Office of Donor Relations & Stewardship, 248.554.6597 or

Time To Get Involved

Start your philanthropic journey with The Community House and become a part of our extraordinary legacy. Whether it's a gift of your time, talent or treasure, we welcome your involvement with our organization as we strive to preserve the house people have been calling home for over a century. The time is now!

Learn more about how you can get involved in FUNDRAISERS, GIVING and VOLUNTEERING.