Planned Giving

Your planned gift is for the next generation, a catalyst in perpetuating the work of the YMCA to make our community a safe and healthy place for children, families, teens and adults to live. 

You may leave a lasting legacy in the following ways:

Out right Gifts - Contributing cash, securities or real estate to the YMCA's endowment fund.

Bequest - Designating a gift to the YMCA for a specific amount, a percentage, or a remainder of your estate.

Beneficiary Designations - Naming the YMCA as owner or primary or contingent beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of a new or existing insurance policy, IRA, pension plan, or bank account.

Life Income Gift - Making a gift that allows you or your beneficiary to receive money now, with a future gift to the YMCA's endowment fund through a charitable trust or charitable gift annuity.

Permanent Named Funds - Within the endowment fund is a special distinction for gifts totaling $10,000 or more. Memorialized by name, this recognition honors the outstanding commitment of the donor while honoring them, their family and their descendants of their legacy. 



The Heritage Club is a special group of people who believe in the mission and work of the YMCA of Western North Carolina and who want to ensure that the valuable life-changing programs and services will continue for future generations.  Each member of the Heritage Club has included the YMCA in his/her estate plan and /or made a financial gift to the endowment fund of a minimum of $1,000. For more information about becoming a member of the Heritage Club, click here to view the Heritage Club Brochure.

The YMCA of Western North Carolina's
Named Endowment Funds
The John Abbott Scholarship Fund
The Charlotte Carlisle Scholarship Fund for Teens
The James F. Dalton Scholarship Fund
The Betsy Dolan Scholarship Fund for Aquatics
The Janirve Foundation, Reuter Family YMCA Facility Fund
The Joe Mongovis Scholarship Fund
The Phil Sales Scholarship Fund
The Vest Family Scholarship Fund


For more information, please call 367 8029 or email Jes Garner Williams, Vice President of Development, [email protected].

Mission Statement: To put Christian Principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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