What is the Heritage Club?
The Y’s Heritage Club recognizes community members supporting the Y’s Endowment Fund with a one-time gift, planned gift, or future gift in the will. This exclusive group is comprised of engaged neighbors ensuring the Y’s long-term sustainability through legacy giving, providing essential programming for future generations.
Heritage Club members receive exclusive benefits including, but not limited to: annual fellowship meetings, ongoing communications on the Y’s progress and programming, VIP invitations to upcoming Y events, recognition in our annual report, and more.
Heritage Club membership requires a current or future gift commitment of $1,000 or more benefitting the Y’s Endowment Fund. Donors may restrict their gift to a particular Branch, community, or program. Unrestricted gifts will be allocated to the Greater Valley YMCA’s Endowment Fund, with annual distributions determined by the Y’s Board of Directors under the guidance of the Y’s Gift Acceptance and Investment Policies.
Why Think About Planned Giving?
Regardless of age, considering planned giving options now allows you to provide peace of mind to loved ones in the future. Additionally, planned giving allows individuals to leave a legacy of support for charitable causes and organizations that are important to you. Planned gifts can also be an impactful way to honor a loved one’s interests, life work or memory.
The Y’s Endowment Fund provides a stable financial foundation allowing us to continue key community needs programming for generations to come.
How Do I Make a Gift?
When considering planned giving, you should consult a certified financial planner or tax advisor evaluating giving options most beneficial to you. Most common gifts made to our Endowment Fund include:
- Outright gifts of cash, stock or securities
- Memorial gifts of cash, stock or securities made in the name of a loved one
- A charitable bequest or gift made in your will
- A charitable gift annuity providing a lifetime income for you in return for your Endowment Gift
- Gifts of life insurance, real estate or personal property
*Gift acceptance is subject to the Y’s Gift Acceptance Policy and approval by Greater Valley YMCA’s Board of Directors
Ready to make a gift to the Greater Valley YMCA? Contact our Development Office:
Kate Cohen, Chief Development Officer
(P) 610 438 6065
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Households across our community have different needs so we offer a variety of membership types. Each of our locations offer many different programs, schedules, and classes therefore offerings and fees may vary by branch.
Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. At The Y, no child, family or adult is turned away due to an inability to pay.
Financial assistance awards are assessed on a case by case basis during a one-on-one, confidential session with a staff member. Those interested in applying for our financial assistance program are encouraged to download this form in English or download this form in Spanish, or stop in to any of our branches to learn more and pick up an application.