Legacy Society

Multiple Year Giving Program Helps Agency Build Solid Financial Foundation

Common Ground is grateful to all who support us—whether it is giving their time, or sharing their
talents and treasure, donors provide Common Ground the ability to help people move from crisis to
hope. They help us carry out our mission to respond to people in crisis, provide safety and advocacy and
build communities of support.

In recognition of that commitment, last year we established the Common Ground Legacy Society and
multiple year Sustainers. Membership in the Legacy Society requires a pledge of at least $1,000 per
year for a minimum of five years. Common Ground Sustainers are supporters who make a pledge at any
dollar amount for a minimum of five years. Both multiple year giving programs honor those who are
committed to building a stronger foundation from which to expand our programs and providing a stable
financial future for the agency.

That’s why we are pleased to announce the second year of the Common Ground Legacy Society. We
are proud that a number of staff members as well as Board and Advisory members have joined. Now we
are extending this opportunity to all. Individuals, couples and professional organizations are encouraged
to join.

Legacy Leader: $1,000 per year for five years ($83/month) provides one youth in residence at

the Sanctuary counseling, peer support and advocacy services.

“The staff at Common Ground Sanctuary is so caring and really helped me.”-Sanctuary program

Legacy Partner: $5,000 per year for five years ($417/month) keeps Common Ground’s legal

clinics open for an entire month. Legal clinics are held twice a week and open to everyone . “I

am so thankful that there are people in an organization such as this to give hope, kindness, empathy and
listen to people who have problems.-Legal Clinic participants

Legacy Benefactor: $10,000 per year for five years ($834 per month) provides job skills and

training, help with higher education, peer mentoring and counseling services for an A Step
Forward participant. “These services help clients to achieve the ultimate goal, self-sufficiency. This

program pushes you to succeed.”-A Step Forward program participant

To become a member of the Legacy Society or a Sustainer, 248-456-8150 to make your gift today.

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