Help ELi Keep the Lights On as We Provide the News
We are excited to announce our annual campaign! With a goal of raising $200,000 before the end of 2023, this campaign will ensure we have enough commitment from our readership to keep the lights on while we work for the East Lansing community in the coming calendar year.
A group of core donors who believe in the work of ELi have pledged toward a community match. This, along with matching funds from a NewsMatch grant, allows us to offer a match of $35,000. This means every donation up to this amount will be doubled.
We have raised $56,010 of our $200,000 goal, and we couldn’t do this without you, so please donate today! And check back here to watch our progress as we light up our way to $200,000.
Become an ELi Insider Member!
Join ELi as an East Lansing Insider Member at $10/month or $100/year and get fresh reporting from ELi before it becomes generally available at East Lansing Info. Learn more about membership here, or just hop over to the East Lansing Insider page and hit the “subscribe” button to join now as a member!
Make a small or large donation to ELi by credit card:
Help ELi with a steady MONTHLY sponsorship:
Remember, you can support ELi as an East Lansing Insider Member and get our breaking-news updates for $10/month or $100/year. Click here to learn how to do that.
But you can also use Omella to set up an automatic monthly donation to ELi, setting it to ANY amount! (If you give $10/month or more and want to be signed up for an Insider membership, just let us know.)
You can also use your bank’s automatic bill-pay feature to send a check automatically every month to East Lansing Info, P.O. Box 115, East Lansing, MI, 48826-0115. This costs us nothing in fees.
Already a monthly donor and want to increase your commitment?
Drop us an email and we’ll help make it happen! We can also get you signed up for an Insider membership if you’re already donating the equivalent of $100/year through any of our donation systems.
If you’re an MSUFCU member:
You can send us a donation at no cost to you or us by using the Member2Member payment system. Log into your MSUFCU account, click on “Move Money,” then choose “Member2Member.” Indicate you want to send East Lansing Info money by using the email address email@example.com.
IMPORTANT: Where the system says, “Start typing your message,” please let us know your name and your email address and/or postal address. MSUFCU does not provide us your address, so there is no way for us to send you a receipt unless you give us an email or postal address.
Or contribute by check:
Checks come with no overhead fees for us! Just make your check payable to “East Lansing Info” and mail it to ELi, P.O. Box 115, East Lansing, MI, 48826-0115. If you would like to be enrolled in the East Lansing Insider Membership program, send a note to that effect with your check and include your email address for the membership subscription.
Direct your IRA distribution to ELi:
Do this and you can save on your taxes while supporting local news! Read this article to learn more.
Donate stock to ELi:
Read this article to learn why some people elect to do this and to read how it works.
Want to be totally anonymous, even to us?
In that case, send a cashier’s check or money order with your personal information not shown. Just make it payable to “East Lansing Info” and mail it to ELi, P.O. Box 115, East Lansing, MI, 48826-0115.
We are not just saying “we can’t do this without you.”
We really can’t! We rely entirely on reader support to keep bringing the news to East Lansing. Over 1,000 donors have trusted us to use their tax-deductible contributions for the public good, and we have kept that trust. That is how we have reported the news for East Lansing since September 2014.