Marquette General Foundation
For You. For the U.P. For Life
or selling your property can help the Marquette General
Foundation in a significant way.
Olson strongly believes in the value of quality, affordable
health care. He’s also one who receives tremendous
satisfaction in giving back to his community.
why Olson, an associate at Northern Michigan Land Brokers (www.northernmichiganlandbrokers.com)
in Marquette, is at the forefront of an exciting, innovative program
in which the Marquette General Foundation will benefit philanthropically
from property that Marquette General employees and/or physicians
buy or sell through Brian.
This is how the “Foundations Building Foundations” program
For every property that Brian sells either for or to a Marquette
General employee or physician, Brian is graciously donating 10 percent
of his commission to the Grateful Patients and Families Program
recently launched by the Marquette General Foundation.
“When I first learned about the Grateful Patients and Families
Program, my thought was I needed to make a gift because it’s
a very interesting program,” Brian explains. “But, then,
as I thought it through, I realized I wanted to take it a step further.
So, by working with the Marquette General Foundation team, we came
up with the ‘Foundations Building Foundations’ program.”
Brian and his wife, Mary Grace, are grateful family members. Their
daughter, Regina, was born at Marquette General.
“The delivery was difficult and Regina was not breathing at
birth. Her condition was serious,” Brian said. (Pediatrician) Dr.
Michael Nidiffer and (obstetrician) Dr.
Connie Hedmark, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the entire
birthing center were all instrumental in her recovery. We are very
Recently, Brian gifted the Marquette General Foundation $303, signifying
the first gift received through a home he helped sell for a MGHS
“I’m excited to work with the Marquette General Foundation
on this,” he said. “It’s my way of giving back
and thanking Marquette General for the high-quality care they provide
in the region.”
Although the concept is Brian’s, he strongly encourages other
realtors in the Upper Peninsula to match his commitment to “Foundations
“In the end,” he said, “we’re helping Marquette
General employees and physicians either buy or sell their properties.
But, more importantly, we’re raising money to help Marquette
General purchase innovative equipment, expand services and improve
technology. I’m proud to be a part of that.”
Brian added that if Marquette General employees or physicians refer
him to family and friends looking to buy or sell homes or property,
he would also honor his 10 percent commission pledge to the Marquette
For more information about “Foundations Building Foundations,”
contact Jim LaJoie, Planned Giving/Major Gifts Manager, at the Marquette
General Foundation at 906-225-3431, toll free at 1-866-906-6914.
To contact Brian Olson at Northern Michigan Land Brokers, call 906-225-5263
or toll-free at 1-866-231-LAND; or you can reach him on his cell
906-869-6446. Brian’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org.