Mackinac College Legacy Fund

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Making a Difference!
  • Norway Maple Removal Program – 2006
  • Programs and Equipment for our school – Multiple years

Mackinac Island Public School 

"….Mackinac College, the best College that EVER was! Without going into spasms of self-congratulations, we were part of the best of the best, however brief it was…"

–Professor John McCabe


The Mackinac College (1966-1970) Legacy Fund was created by a member of the Charter Class as a personal testament to this unique and challenging experiment in American education. The accreditation agency called Mackinac College ‘Liberal Education with a cutting edge’. The spirited and innovative programs developed in concert with every member of the college community fostered an indelible sense of dedication to the college motto : To Learn. To Live. To Lead.

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Mackinac Island will forever be home to Mackinac College in spirit, and now by deed, with the hope that Mackinac College remains : A Time. A Place. A Legacy.

“One of the many highlights of attending Mackinac College 1966-1969 was the unimaginable gift and privilege of living on Mackinac Island. I selfishly relished having the glory of the Island to myself during these winter months so I’ve always felt a sense of obligation and responsibility to payback this honor in some fashion. The Mackinac Island Community Foundation has the best interests of the Island at heart so I feel comfortable that my contribution will be utilized wisely.”

–Brian Suelzer


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Distributions from the Mackinac College Legacy Fund will be allocated equally to support educational and environmental projects on the Island. Education Grants will be directed towards programs which prepare students to function in a global and diverse workplace. Grants may also include supplemental assistance for existing programs at risk due to reduced funding from regular sources. Environment Grants will focus on projects that seek to protect, maintain, or expand the unique natural resources of the Island. Projects may address means of educating tourists, especially young people, on environmental issues utilizing the Island setting.


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Disclaimer: Any reference to Mackinac College within this website pertains to the original Mackinac College circa 1966-1970. Any attempt to infer any relation, connection, or support by parties using same name after this date is hereby denied.

Making a Difference!
  • Norway Maple Removal Program – 2006
  • Programs and Equipment for our school – Multiple years

Mackinac Island Public School