You can help the YMCA meet the challenges and opportunites for tomorrow.
As our society has changed, so have the needs of our youth. Our goal is to meet these changing needs with mission driven programs. Resources to run our ever-increasing programs are vital. Our youth commitment is long-term, and we must approach our financial commitments the same way.
Ted Robertson Club
You are invitied to join the Ted Robertson Club. This select group of friends of the Yakima Family YMCA is committed to preserving the heritage of the YMCA for years to come. These special people know first hand how the YMCA nurtures our children, strengthens our families, supports our seniors and makes our community a better place in which to live.
Friends in the Ted Robertson Club have promised to perpetuate the purpose, values and traditions of the Yakima Family YMCA. Their contributions to the YMCA's endowment fund seal that promise by creating an everlasting legacy to future generations. Gifts may be designated for the general endowment fund, for the Ollie Nelson Youth Endowment Fund, for capital projects, or any way you wish.
Will and Bequests
A gift to the YMCA by Will permits you to retain your assets during your lifetime and/orthe life of your spouse. Designations may be for a percent of your estate or a specified amount.
A Charitable Trust can provide income to you and your spouse so long as either of you lives. Thereafter, the trust principal will go to the YMCA. You may name other charities as well.
Property or Securities
A gift of appreciated Property or Securities generates many favorable tax benefits. The donor may be entitled to a charitable deduction for the full market value of the gift and avoid capital gains tax.
When the added protection of an insurance policy is no longer needed, transferring the policy's ownership to the YMCA can result in tax benefits for you and a generous gift for the YMCA. The YMCA can also be included as a beneficiary of a policy.
Charitable Lead Trust
A Charitable Lead Trust can be appropriate if you have ample income now ,but desire to retain ownership of the trust principal to meet future financial goals for your family. Income will be directed to the Yakima Family YMCA for the specific term of the trust, after which time the principal will return to you or your designated survivor.
A direct gift of $1000 or more in cash, appreciated securities or real properties may be the most convenient way for you to contribute to the Yakima Family YMCA.
For more information, please contact Julie Bremerman at (509) 972-5250.