While other organizations have come and gone, the YMCA has served the central Ohio area for over 150 years. The YMCA is stable, professionally managed and continues to evolve to meet the changing conditions and needs of our community.
Perpetuating important valuesThe YMCA is a gift that we have received—that was already here in central Ohio when we were born. It is a gift that we should give to those still unborn to perpetuate the values that really matter.
Many friends of the YMCA are helping to extend its influence beyond their own lifetime by designating gifts or assets they have accumulated to the YMCA's Endowment Fund. Such gifts can be directed to support the overall work of the YMCA, or can be designated to support a specific branch or program. Give the gift of the YMCA. It's so easy and you can rest assured that your gift today will benefit children and families yet to come. Our endowment representatives are ready to answer your questions and to help you in your planning process.
Recognizing gifts to the Endowment FundThe Heritage Club is comprised of those men and women who are helping to perpetuate the YMCA's influence on future generations of youth and families through their gifts and commitments to the YMCA Endowment Fund.
Individuals and couples have qualified to become members of the Heritage Club in one or more of the following ways:
- Making an outright gift to the YMCA Endowment of money, securities, property or other marketable assets.
- Creating a charitable remainder trust, pooled income fund or life estate gift to benefit the YMCA Endowment.
- Naming the YMCA Endowment as a beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy.
- Naming the YMCA Endowment to receive a bequest in a will or living trust.
It is the commitment, rather than the amount, that is the overriding factor in qualifying for membership in the Heritage Club. These special friends of the YMCA are honored annually at the YMCA's Heritage Club Dinner.
The nation's tax laws provide incentives that encourage philanthropy, in recognition of the singular role charitable organizations (including the YMCA) play in meeting important needs in our society. We encourage you to consider the YMCA of Central Ohio in your financial planning.