Planned Giving and Endowment - South Sound YMCA

Planned Giving and Endowment

Leave a lasting legacy


The Y is dedicated to youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. For more than 125 years, we’ve been proud to help our neighbors learn, grow, and thrive.

From athletics to advocacy, dance classes to disease prevention, volleyball to volunteerism—we don’t just strengthen individuals, we strengthen the entire community.

A gift to the South Sound YMCA Endowment Fund ensures that we can continue to meet the needs of our community for generations to come.


Learn more about planned giving options and the benefits of giving by visiting Leave 10 South Sound.  Leave 10 South Sound is a movement created by local donors, nonprofits, and professional advisors to educate, encourage and inspire people in the South Puget Sound region to leave at least 10% of our estates to local community organizations.

We each have the power to make a lasting, transformational impact in our community. Visit Leave 10 today to access resources, search for local nonprofits, and imagine the the difference we can make together.


There are many ways to give in support of our community. List below highlights some of the most common ways individuals donate. For more information, please contact our YMCA Advancement Staff at

  • CASH DONATION – Make an outright gift to the endowment with cash or securities.
  • BEQUEST – Include the YMCA in your will or estate plan. Retain control over your assets for your lifetime and provide a gift to support our community in the future.
  • CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITY – Make a gift to the YMCA and receive back a guaranteed income stream for life, for you or a loved one.
  • LIFE INSURANCE BENEFICIARY – Name the YMCA as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy.

There is no minimum gift size. Giving $50 or $5 million dollars will support programs and opportunities that strengthen our community for the next generation.

Careful financial planning can minimize your tax bill in life and allow you to pass on more of your assets to the people and causes you care about. Please seek the advice of an attorney or financial advisor before making a decision on this matter.

Thank you for supporting your community through a gift to your local YMCA. The South Sound YMCA is registered with Washington State’s Charities Program as required by law and additional information is available by calling 800-332-4483 or visiting

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