"If you sincerely believe in liberty, free enterprise and sound policy, then investing in the Mackinac Center means putting your money where your heart is. You're joining a growing family of good citizens committed to these ideals, who understand the importance of sticking with the effort until we win. You're doing nothing less than making history on behalf of a great cause, and at least in terms of earthly endeavors, there are few things more animating and satisfying than that." — Lawrence W. Reed, President Emeritus

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy is a nonpartisan research and educational institution devoted to improving the quality of life for all Michigan citizens. The Center assists policy makers, business people, the media and the public by providing objective analysis of Michigan issues and by promoting sound solutions to state and local policy questions from a free market perspective.

Policy-makers today face a variety of increasingly complex and difficult policy questions. Most lack the time, background and resources to become experts on even the most important and burning issues before them. This challenge, coupled with political pressure from well-funded special-interest groups, can make it difficult to get to the heart of issues.

For precisely those reasons, the Mackinac Center's work is vital to the formulation of public policy because it arms policy-makers with the independent research and incisive analysis they need to craft sensible, evenhanded public policy based on free market principles.

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your gift is fully tax deductible.