Legacy gifts allow you to blend your personal philanthropic goals with estate planning needs. A legacy gift creates a lasting relationship between you and the Ecology Center and provides protection for the people and planet you love.

By pledging a legacy gift, you will become part of The Julia Morris and Ann Hubbell Society.

To create your legacy with the Ecology Center and to continue to defend your philanthropic goals, contact Julia Madden.

 

The Julia Morris and Ann Hubbell Society

The Julia Morris and Ann Hubbell Society was named in honor of two lifelong environmental advocates who chose to remember the Ecology Center with generous estate gifts.

Julia Morris was an active supporter of the Ecology Center and our work since the organization’s earliest days. We have records of her financial contributions and volunteer involvement dating back to the early 1970s. She introduced recycling, clean energy, and environmental stewardship into all aspects of her life and community, even financing the purchase and installation of solar panels at Huron High School in the early 2000’s. She was an avid and generous supporter of our work and often provided matching funds to encourage individual donations to the Ecology Center’s year-end appeals. Upon her death in 2005, her bequest marked the first gift of over six figures made to the organization. Both of Julia’s daughters have carried on her environmental activism, and one of them, Beverly Ghesquiere, is currently the Ecology Center’s Treasurer.

Ann Hubbell supported the Ecology Center’s work at least as far back as the early 1980’s. She was active in progressive politics, with the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, the Democratic Party, and other organizations. Hubbell was a leading Ypsilanti activist on the two major Washtenaw county land preservation campaigns (1998, 2000), the second of which was led by the Ecology Center. She worked as a piano teacher, giving classes from her home in the Normal Park neighborhood. She made faithful annual contributions to the Ecology Center, and upon her death in 2010, bequeathed her entire estate to the Ecology Center.

Just like many of our supporters, Julia and Ann passionately believed in our mission of healthy people and a healthy planet. They prove that everyone can make a difference- and leave a legacy - through a personal commitment to environmental action.

 

Planned Giving Committee

Margaret Kephart

Margaret Kephart CRPC©, is Senior Vice President & Portfolio Manager at Retirement Income Solutions (RIS), a locally-owned, fee-only investment advisory firm in Ann Arbor.   Prior to joining RIS in 2012, Ms. Kephart was a leading member of the TIAA-CREF  Michigan team for over 20 years, working directly with clients all over the state of Michigan, serving  the retirement plan administrators, as well as the executives, faculty and staff of virtually every college, university, and teaching hospital in the state of Michigan. Margaret provides financial planning and comprehensive investment advice and active management for clients.  She serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Michigan Center for the Education of Women (CEW), and is a former chair of the Arbor Hospice of Ann Arbor annual fundraiser.      

 

Anthony Frasca

Anthony Frasca is a senior attorney in the Taxation Department of Dykema's Ann Arbor, Michigan office. Mr. Frasca focuses his practice on sophisticated estate and business succession planning for high-net-worth individuals and families, with emphasis on tax-efficient planning and philanthropic giving, and on assisting tax-exempt organizations, including with respect to nonprofit formation, governance, and various tax-related issues. 

Mr. Frasca has advised clients and represented clients before the IRS on issues related to maintenance of tax-exempt status and unrelated business taxable income, and has significant experience related to charitable gift annuities, charitable lead trusts, charitable remainder trusts, gift acceptance policies, and gift agreements.

Mr. Frasca is admitted to practice in Michigan, Illinois and New York.

 

Larry Glanz, Financial Advisor

As Financial Advisor and Managing Director, I assist my clients by breaking their financial goals down into doable steps, such that I can help take the uncertainty out of planning for their financial future. It starts with a personalized conversation about covering essentials, ensuring lifestyle, preparing for the unexpected and leaving a legacy.

One of my passions is helping non-profit organizations develop testamentary giving programs through a variety of procedures such as gifting appreciated securities, naming the charity in their estate plan, modifying beneficiary designations, as well as other techniques. 

As a graduate of University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics, I was subsequently awarded the CPA certification. More Information about Glanz Financial Group

Advisor is licensed and registered to do business with U.S. residents only in the state(s) of AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, IN, KY, MD, MI, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, UT, VA and WI.