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Christopher Hamilton Legacy Society

The Christopher Hamilton Legacy Society was established in 2013 to recognize individuals who have made a commitment through their estate plans, to bring hope, strength and joy to the lives of brave, deserving children. These generous individuals provide the resources necessary to grant inspiring wishes to children now and in the future.

Named for the son of longtime supporters, Lee and Don Hamilton, the Christopher Hamilton Legacy Society honors the memory of Christopher Hamilton and the Hamilton family's legacy of generosity and commitment to making wishes come true for children with critical illnesses today and in the future.

The following individuals have generously provided for the future of Make-A-Wish Michigan by including the foundation in their estate plans. 

The Bernard E. Albright, Jr. Trust
Jennifer and Will Connery
Dave and Karen Custer
Tom and Karen Davis
J. Ferrantino Charitable Foundation
Jill Gedes
Raymond and Sherry Holliday
Don and Lee Hamilton
Robert and Margaret Hunt
Mike and Sue Jandernoa
David C and Linda M. Johnson Foundation
John and Heather Lallo
Caroline Lashchuk
Helen Patrisso
Julie Pendell
Don Ruppel
Russell Turner


We gratefully acknowledge the following individuals whose estate gifts have helped Make-A-Wish Michigan to grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses.  The following estate gifts were received after 1/1/2012.

The Estate of David Alpert
The Estate of Bernice Grace Anderson
The Estate of Katherine B. Anderson
The Estate of Gabriella Aracri
The Estate of Blanche Ash
The Estate of Marion Barron
The Estate of John Binding
The Estate of Betty Birk
Gerald Carney Trust
Gerald F. Gerst Trust
The Estate of Bonnie Gibbs
The Estate of Gladys Grieg
The Estate of Helen Laing
The Adelaide Miller Living Trust
The Estate of Elsie Mae Monte
The Estate of Lynn Morrow
The Charles Netherton Trust
The Estate of Marie Pribanyec
The Robert Rentschiler Trust
The M. Isabel Schultz Trust
Julius Siegel Revocable Living Trust
Phyllis Siegel Revocable Living Trust
The Estate of Mary Jane Wilson

To learn more about The Christopher Hamilton Legacy Society, please contact:

Ellie Wilcox
Director of Leadership Giving
616.363.4607 x.104


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