The Johnson County YMCA Foundation

Planned Giving

A case for giving to the YMCA Foundation

When you give to the Y, your gift will have a meaningful, enduring impact right in your own community. In a world that changes so rapidly, the Y has been at the heart of the community for over 35 years. The Y is a reliable, professionally managed organization guided by four core values: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Led by local volunteers, the Y is in touch with our community’s changing needs. A healthy Y capable of making a significant impact in the community is a gift we have received. It is a gift we should pass along, in a stronger position, to future generations.

Many friends of the Y choose to help extend their values and the Y’s influence beyond their own lifetimes by gifting some of the assets they have accumulated to the Y’s permanent endowment fund. Donors can direct that their gifts support the overall work of that Y (which allows the board of directors to determine where funds are needed most) or designate them to support an area of major focus that will remain integral to the Y and the community it serves for future generations.

A donor does not need to have ready cash to make a gift to the YMCA endowment fund: gifts made in the future are also an important option. The most typical gift methods include making a meaningful donation to the Y through cash and cash equivalants, bequests, and publically traded securities.

In recognition of the singular role that charitable organizations (such as the Y) play in meeting important needs in our society, the nation’s tax laws provide incentives that encourage philanthropic donations. Depending on the type of gift and specific arrangements, donors to the YMCA endowment fund can expect some or all of these benefits:

  • Income tax savings through a tax deduction for the value of the charitable gift
  • Avoidance of capital gains tax by contributing certain kinds of property that have increased in value over time
  • Elimination of federal estate tax on the value of a gift passed to the Y upon the donor’s death
  • Reduced estate settlement costs

When friends of the Y make us aware of their philanthropic objectives, we work with them and their professional experts to formulate plans that will fulfill their desire to benefit future generations of children and families in our community through the Y.

At the Y we know there are various gift plans that friends of the Y employ to meet personal, family, tax, estate, and charitable planning objectives. The Y welcomes the opportunity to confidentially discuss one or more of these options with you.