December is a great time to think about year-end giving

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Last time we discussed all the exciting things happening at the Michigan Education Trust (MET) in the month of December for both new and existing MET 529 prepaid tuition plan customers. But December is also a great time to think about year-end giving.

MET’s charitable program, Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund, is a great way for those who are looking to make a difference in the lives of youth who have experienced foster care in Michigan. Donations made help provide scholarships to former foster youth who are enrolled at Michigan degree granting colleges and universities. Since 2012, fundraising efforts have totaled over $1,200,000; all of which have been awarded scholarships in the year they were raised.

To donate or to learn more about the Fostering Futures Scholarship visit Donations made by December 31 are eligible for a tax deduction on your federal and state income tax form in the year they are made.

Have a great rest of your December and a wonderful start to your new year!