What if the good you do, could last?
So much of what you do becomes part of the lives you touch. It is evident in the example you set. It is evident in the traits others see in you and seek to reflect. But what if it were possible to have the good you do live on?
That is the mission of the The Family YMCA's Heritage Club. This club ensures that the Y's ideals and traditions continue for future generations in our community.
The Y is committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Since 1955, we have touched thousands of lives. And we have lasted. Your endowment gift is one of the most important things you can do for others in your lifetime. Your gift is one way to ensure that good work keeps going. The Family YMCA is independent and makes its own decisions based on local community needs. This means your gift will benefit your community directly... your neighborhoods, your friends. Families you may or may not know will receive the rewards of your choice today and for years to come.
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How do I qualify for the Heritage Club?
The Heritage Club is composed of individuals from all backgrounds, communities and walks of life who have made an outright or planned gift to the YMCA’s endowment fund in one of the following ways:
- An outright gift of cash - In this way, each member not only benefits from the good that will be done but also from current income tax savings.
- An outright gift of appreciated assets – Contributing such items as stock or property owned for longer than one year, you would receive a charitable deduction equal to the current value of the assets while avoiding capital gains taxes.
- A life insurance gift - Naming the YMCA as a primary or secondary beneficiary of your policy paves the way for a large future gift. Should you wish to contribute a life insurance policy that is no longer needed to protect current beneficiaries, you could realize substantial income tax deductions.
- Gift through your will - You may wish to consider including the YMCA in your will or living trust. In this way, a fixed amount, specific asset or percentage of your estate may be set aside as bequests and qualify for estate deductions.
- A gift made through a charitable trust or annuity - Creating a charitable trust or annuity provides life income for yourself and/or others. With all or a portion of your gift eventually directed to the YMCA, you could receive a charitable deduction.
How do I proceed?
Consult your own legal and/or financial advisors, then ask The Family YMCA’s executive director to assist you in selecting a gift opportunity that best expresses your generosity. The endowment brochure has a form you can complete that will brief us on your plans. You may also choose to make a gift online.