ENDOWMENT

PaintingYour commitment to help build a permanent endowment for the YMCA is the strongest statement of support to the mission you could make and will preserve the future of the YMCA in our community for generations to come. Income from the Door County YMCA Endowment Fund supports essential operations and programs at the YMCA each year, and for generations to come.  An endowment gift, given today or through your estate, is invested for both growth and income.

There are many different ways that you can give to the Endowment Fund:


Outright Gift 
Donate cash, securities or personal property to the Door County YMCA. This option will provide an income tax deduction and will allow you to avoid capital gains tax.
Living Trust
Make a revocable gift during your lifetime by naming us beneficiary of assets in a living trust. This provides you with control of your trust for your lifetime and possible estate tax savings.
Bequest in Will
Defer your gift until after your lifetime by naming us in your will. This donation is exempt from federal estate taxes. 
Life Insurance Gift
Make a large gift with little cost to yourself by giving a policy to the Door County YMCA as owner and beneficiary. This type of gift qualifies as an income tax deduction. 
Retirement Plan Gift
Name the YMCA as beneficiary of the remainder of the assets after your lifetime. This gift will help you avoid heavy taxed gifts to heirs. 
Real Estate Gift
Donate property or sell it to the Y at a bargain price. This type of gift will provide an immediate income tax deduction as well as avoidance of capital gains tax. 
Retained Life Estate 
Designate the ownership of your home or farm to us, but contintue to retain occupancy. This gift is a charitable income tax deduction and still provides you with lifetime use of your home. 
Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
Create a charitable trust that pays you a set income annually. This type of gift qualifies as an immediate income tax deduction and provides a fixed income for life. 
Charitable Remainder Trust
Create a trust that pays a percentage of the trusties assets, valued annually. This type of gift also qualifies as an immediate income tax deduction and will provide annual income for life that has the potential to increase. 
Charitable Lead Trust
Create a trust that pays a fixed or variable income to us for a set term, and then passes to heirs. This type of gift will reduce the size of your taxable estate, keeps property in the family and can reduce gift taxes.