Endowment funds are like blocks of granite. They last. And last. And one way you can extend your influence into the future is by carving your name in the YMCA Endowment Fund.
Generations from now, the leadership and staff of the YMCA - and the people they serve - will benefit from your foresight and generosity. They will see your name on our endowment and know that you once walked this earth. And that you cared enough to support the ongoing mission of the YMCA.
Gifts to the Endowment Fund can be established with the YMCA now, during life. You can use cash, securities, real estate - almost anything of value. Or you can arrange for an endowment gift to be created through your will at the time of death.
Some people do both. They establish an endowment gift now so they can watch it grow and enjoy the satisfaction of seeing the endowment fund benefit others. They may add to it periodically and possibly encourage family members and friends to get involved. Then, through their wills, they make provision for a final and often larger contribution.
When you develop an endowment gift, you accomplish several things: You express confidence in the future of the YMCA; you create a lasting legacy; you encourage present and future leadership; and you make a difference!
The Endowment Fund preserves the capital. This means, we do not spend the money you place in the endowment fund, only a portion of the annual earnings. The rest is left to help the fund grow, so each year it can produce more, while allowing the fund to keep pace with inflation.
Carving your name in “granite” at the YMCA may be one of the most important things you do for yourself, your family and for future generations.
Please feel free to call us at 276-979-0280 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the various endowment options.