Since 1985, the YMCA of the has been a symbol of the community’s vision.

The Endowment Fellowship is a special group of men and women who believe in the tradition and the mission of the YMCA. It is pledged to insure that the YMCA continues for future generations. 

The Endowment Fellowship is directed by a committee:

  • Lex West – Chairman
  • Charles Sullivan
  • Charles Hupfer
  • Linda Drayton
  • Curry Dawkins
  • Carl Pennington
  • Darrell Cassidy
  • Jamie Morphis
  • Sharon Sturdivant
  • Pat West
  • Roger Schrum
  • Paul Reardon
  • Gary Lukridge

A planned charitable gift may be made in a variety of ways. We are prepared to provide you and your advisors with more information. Please contact Gary Lukridge, CEO.

Wills & Bequests

A gift to the YMCA by Will permits you to retain all your assets during your lifetime and/or the life of your spouse. Designations may be for a percent of your estate or a specified amount.

Charitable Trusts

A Charitable Trust can provide income to you and your spouse so long as either of you live. Thereafter, the trust principal will go to the YMCA Endowment Fellowship.

You may name other charities as principal recipients as well.

Life Insurance

When the added protection of an insurance policy is no longer needed, transferring the policy’s ownership to the YMCA can result in tax benefits for you. The YMCA can also be a beneficiary, contingency beneficiary or owner of a new or existing or existing policy.

Outright Gift

A direct gift of cash, appreciated securities or real properties may be the most convenient way for you to make a contribution.