The Heritage Club is the YMCA's society of individuals who have made a direct gift to one of the YMCA Endowment Funds, at a certain level, or made provisions in their estate plans for the YMCA. Through the Heritage Club, the YMCA salutes those who leave a life-long legacy, one that will continue to enrich the lives of kids, families, and older adults for the next 150 years.
Heritage Club members believe in the mission of the YMCA and want to help ensure that YMCA programs and services will be available tomorrow, and for future generations.
The Sioux Falls Family YMCA has been around for over 100 years and plans to continue providing opportunities for youth and families; therefore, the need for planned giving and endowment support of the YMCA has never been greater. A designated planned gift will stabilize and diversify financial resources and help fund the future. It provides much needed revenue to enhance programs, grant scholarships and maintain facilities, allowing the YMCA to continue its mission for future generations. Bottom line, a strong planned giving/endowment plan provides preservation of capital and long-term growth...A Legacy for Life.
The YMCA Heritage Club embraces four primary objectives:
- To recognize donors who have developed an estate plan or other deferred gift arrangement that will benefit the Sioux Falls Family YMCA.
- To increase awareness of the personal benefits of charitable gift planning.
- To encourage YMCA friends and members to consider a planned gift to the YMCA.
- To build a strong endowment that will stabilize financial resources and help fund the future….A Legacy for Life.
A Heritage Club Reception is held once a year and special friends of the YMCA gather once each year to renew old friendships and receive the heartfelt thanks of the organization for their vision and generosity.
Ways of Giving
There are a variety of gift program options, which will qualify for membership in the YMCA Heritage Club:
- An outright gift of cash, securities, or property to an endowment fund (minimum amount required).
- A will bequest designating the YMCA for a percentage of the donor’s estate or for a specified amount.
- Gifts of life insurance, naming the YMCA as owner or beneficiary of the policy.
- A charitable lead trust, charitable gift annuity, a life income arrangement, remainder trusts, or a revocable living trust.
Gifts and commitments may be directed to benefit the overall work of the YMCA or may be designated to support a particular program.