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As a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service, donations to the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association are tax deductible to the fullest extent of current tax laws.

A donation to GLLKA can take many forms:

·         Cash, check or credit card

·         Future gifting

·         Sponsorships

·         Real property such as boats, cars or real estate.

·         Wire Transfers and Gifts of Securities

·         Equipment and supplies

·         Lighthouse artifacts and books


Donations at every level are vital to our continued operations, with one-third of our annual operating budget coming directly from individual gifts.

Contributions can be made to support a variety of different purposes, such as:

·         To help grow our endowment funds to better ensure long-term sustainability

·         To fund Lighthouse restoration and preservation

·         To support our education outreach programs

·         To support a specific project

·         To serve as a memorial gift for a departed loved one

·         As a celebration of a wedding, birthday or anniversary


To donate securely online, simply click on the "donate" button above. To make a donation by check or money order, click the link below to download a printable form to complete and mail. Or call us at any time during business hours at 231-436-5580 to use any major credit card or to ask any questions.

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