Your Gift Matters

Build your legacy today and fund the future for the YMCA of Greater New York. Your planned gift to the Y will create a healthier and stronger New York City for years to come.

Legacy giving at the Y includes admission to The Heritage Society, a group of dedicated supporters who have included the YMCA in their estate plans and are recognized throughout the year for their generosity. There Heritage Society is a community of visionary philanthropists who share your passion for providing a strong future for the YMCA of Greater New York.

The Many Ways to Make a Lasting Impact

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Gifts That Make an Impact Now

• Qualified Charitable Distributions
• Stocks and Appreciated Securities
• Gifts from your Donor Advised Fund
• Savings Bonds
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Gifts That Cost You Nothing Now

• Include the YMCA of Greater New York in your will or living trust—the easiest and most popular way to make a lasting impact in your community.
• Make the Y a Beneficiary Designation on your brokerage accounts, retirement funds, and life insurance policies to use at the YMCA of Greater New York—and it costs you nothing now.
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Gifts That May Reduce Your Taxes

• Qualified Charitable Distribution from your IRA
• Life Insurance
• Stocks and Securities
• Savings Bonds
• Personal Property
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Share your Legacy

Have you already included the YMCA of Greater New York in your estate plan? Providing us with documentation is the best way to ensure that your gift is used in the way you intend. We would appreciate the chance to acknowledge your kindness and welcome you to the Heritage Society. Your information will be kept confidential.

Visit our FAQs page for more information on Legacy Giving, including sample bequest language. 

The Y’s legal name: Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater New York 
Federal Tax identification number: 13-1624228 
The YMCA of Greater New York is tax exempt under Section 501c(3) of the Internal Revenue Code 

Our mailing address: 
YMCA of Greater New York 
Fund Development 
5 West 63rd Street, 6th Floor 
New York, NY 10023 

The content found on this site is general in nature and intended to be used for informational purposes only. It should not be relied upon as legal, tax, accounting, or other professional advice. To determine how a gift or estate planning decision might affect your particular circumstances, it is expressly recommended that you consult an attorney, financial advisor or other qualified professional. 

Your Impact

Your generosity provides life-changing opportunities for the thousands of New Yorkers that depend on the Y.

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