IMPACTING LIVES FOR GENERATIONS TO COME
A gift to the YMCA Endowment Fund is an investment in the beliefs that guide us. The Y invites you to make a gift of a lifetime that benefits both you and the Y.
Giving Is As Individual As You
Making a charitable gift is an expression of cherished values and priorities. The Y recognizes that no two donors and no two gifts have the same aspirations and motivations. Through a deliberate and thoughtful process, Y development staff will work with you and/or your advisors to create a giving opportunity that reflects you and your family’s unique desires. If you are inspired by a specific interest, your gift may be designated to support specific projects or endow the general endowment fund.
Giving Is Trustworthy And Flexible
The Y takes seriously the trust our donors place in us. Gifts to the Endowment Fund are kept in perpetuity and invested to generate income that is used to further the work of the Y. How a particular donor chooses to make a gift varies. Whether an immediate or planned gift, all that is necessary, is a commitment to benefit the Y’s endowment. To ensure your gift is in keeping with your estate and financial needs, the Y encourages donors to discuss contributions with their family legal and/or financial advisors.
The members of the YMCA Heritage Club are men and women who have made specific gifts to the YMCA Endowment Fund, ensuring the Y’s ability to be a positive force in this community for years to come. An outright gift or naming the YMCA Endowment Fund as a beneficiary qualifies you for membership.
Immediate gifts of cash, appreciated securities, real or tangible property are welcome additions to the YMCA Endowment Fund.
Wills and Revocable Living Trusts
A bequest to the Y by will or living trust permits you to retain all your assets during your life. You may designate a percentage of your estate, a specified amount or the residue of your estate.
Charitable trusts can provide income to you and/or a loved one for life. At death, the trust principal passes to the YMCA Endowment. You may name other charities as principal recipients as well.
When you no longer need the protection of an existing insurance policy, you can transfer the policy to the Y and receive tax benefits for you and a generous gift to the Y.
You may add the Y as a beneficiary of your IRA, pension plan, bank account or insurance policy.
"To find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” - R.W. Emerson