Show Your Support
When you give to the Y, you’re doing your part to strengthen our community—and a strong community is good for everyone. Whether you’re helping a child attend summer camp, helping an adult make a healthy change in their life, your donation will help us continue to affect positive change in our region.
You can also financially support the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne through these avenues:
Donate your Digital Change
Join the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne and round up the change on purchases you make with your credit/debit card to the nearest dollar. Your donations will support your fellow members at your local YMCA branch.
Leaving a Legacy
Making a planned gift to the YMCA offers a flexible and simple way to combine philanthropy with financial planning. Planned gifts to the Y are about the future; your future and the future of children and families in our community. To meet your specific needs, a variety of gift options are available. While each planned gift is different, these gifts can offer significant financial or tax benefits while ensuring that future generations will benefit from the life-changing programs of the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne.
The Heritage Club
The Heritage Club is available to those who wish to join the tradition of creating a lasting legacy. These gifts are made in a will or trust, or by making the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne a beneficiary of a retirement plan or insurance policy. The Heritage Club is the YMCA’s way of recognizing a remarkable contribution to the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne’s mission of giving everyone in our community the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
What to Give
- Stock, Mutual Funds or Bonds
- Real Estate
- Retirement Plans
- Bank, Brokerage or other Accounts
- Personal Property
Long Term Benefits
- Reduction in estate taxes
- Reduction in income taxes
- Reduction or elimination in capital gains taxes
- Ensuring the long-term financial stability of the YMCA
Our Mission Partners provide financial resources to strengthen our community and move us all forward. The continued support of these companies allows the YMCA to carry out our mission - making a meaningful, enduring impact in our community. Thank you for your outstanding and generous support! Mission Partners are businesses or families that donate an amount of $10,000 or more to the Greater Fort Wayne YMCA. If you or your company is interested in joining with the Y to become a mission partner, contact Nicole Hansen at 260.918.2144.
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To see our YMCA Financial Overview as well as our reports from each year, please click the button below.