There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. In partnering with the Y, you can feel confident your contribution is making a meaningful and lasting investment to carry on your charitable wishes into the future. For over 160 years the YMCA has provided life-changing experiences for countless children and adults to positively impact our community and to create future leaders. We invite you to invest in this extraordinary cause and consider the legacy you can leave for future generations.

Gifts to our Endowment Fund are invested with a portion of the interest income used to support projects and programs outside the general operations budget, including camper financial assistance and long-term facility improvements. The principal remains intact to grow your investment, and the interest, over the years.

Donations to our Endowment Fund may be made through an outright cash gift or estate planning. Some types of donations will also provide you with immediate tax and/or income benefits. A few of the ways to make a gift include:

  • Outright Cash Gift
  • Will Bequests
  • Living Trust Bequests
  • Life Insurance Beneficiary
  • Retirement Fund Beneficiary
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Gifts of Real Estate
  • POD and TOD Designations
  • Charitable Trusts

Gifts of $5,000 or more qualify for membership in our Lamplighter Society with your name on the granite base of the bronze canoe in front of Trout Lodge. All new Lamplighters are also recognized at the YCMA of Greater St. Louis Annual Lamplighter Dinner each spring and receive a Lamplighter Statue as well as a signed print of Trout Lodge.

For additional information, please contact Renée Godinez CFRE, Director of Development at 573-438-2154 ext. 220 or email to renee.godinez@gwrymca.org.


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