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Impacting Tomorrow Together

The YMCA movement lasts. It is stable, values-based, professionally managed, in touch with current needs, and capable of meeting the changing conditions of the future. Many friends of the Y choose to extend their influence through the Y beyond their own lifetimes by sharing some of the assets they have accumulated through making gifts to the Y’s permanent endowment fund.

The Heritage Club

Members of the YMCA Heritage Club are individuals and families who have made designated gifts to the YMCA of Snohomish County Endowment Fund, ensuring the Y’s ability to be a positive force in the community for years to come. Heritage Club members share a common desire to build a strong future through the work of the Y.

Our Purpose

The Heritage Club encourages thoughtful gifts from donors as a primary means of building a strong endowment fund capable of providing financial support to the Y’s mission in perpetuity. Currently, there are 177 families and individuals who are members of the YMCA Heritage Club.

In 2018, the Endowment Fund is valued at $4.5M with annual distributions totaling $157,000. The Fund will provide $178,000 in distributions for 2019. The allocations are disbursed to each of our 6 branch locations and Big Brothers Big Sisters to help ensure that critical Y programs and services are provided. Since 2000, the Endowment Fund has provided $1,829,000 to YMCA programs throughout Snohomish County.

Heritage Club members have made an immediate or planned gift to the YMCA’s endowment fund in one of the following ways:

  • An outright gift of cash or other tangible assets
  • Bequests
  • Charitable gift annuity
  • Charitable trust
  • Retirement asset
  • Life Insurance proceeds

To learn more or join the YMCA Heritage Club, contact Jennifer Willows,
VP/Chief Development Officer, at 425 374 5745 or jwillows@ymca-snoco.org.