Aren’t Member And Program Fees Enough To Support The YMCA in Greenfield ?
The YMCA in Greenfield is a non profit charity. Membership and program fees do help support the YMCA. However, many of the programs that the YMCA provides do not generate revenue significant to cover costs. In addition, the mission of the YMCA is to make programs available for all, regardless of an individual’s financial circumstances. The YMCA provides financial aid and program subsidies thanks to individual, corporate and foundation charitable gifts.
What Is The Annual Campaign?
This annual fund supports the entire experience at the YMCA and targets the most pressing needs, financial aid, outreach, youth development and more. The Annual Campaign ensures that the YMCA is available to all.
As one of Ys highest priorities, annual giving is the means by which YMCA staff, board members, members, parents, and friends can most effectively contribute their charitable support for the YMCA each year. Annual Campaign dollars are used exclusively to support our community’s needs. The YMCA encourages participation at all giving levels.
Gifts made to the campaign are used in the fiscal year of the campaign. 100% of Annual Campaign dollars are used for the annual case; no dollars are spent on administrative services or fees.
What Is The Heritage Club And How Do People Join?
The Heritage Club is a special group of individuals who believe in the Y and want to ensure that its valuable character-building programs/services continue through new generations. Club members have included the Y in their estate plans by will, insurance or by giving a gift outright. A unique aspect of Heritage Club membership is that your gift can be deferred. Listing the YMCA in Greenfield as a beneficiary on your life insurance policy qualifies you as a member. Each fall the Club meets for a social/dinner and informational session to recognize members. As more people join this fellowship, the Y builds long-term financial stability that enables us to meet our mission.
How Can Corporations And Foundations Work With The YMCA?
The YMCA fosters the development of mutually beneficial partnerships with corporations and foundations in Franklin County and around the nation. The YMCA’s strengths in character-driven programs and services can advance a company’s strategic business interests and help philanthropic organizations achieve their goals. If you would like to discuss ways that the YMCA can help your organization achieve its goals, please contact us.
Does The YMCA Accept Matching Gifts?
Yes. Corporate matching gifts are encouraged. Donors simply gather their company’s matching gift form and submit it to the YMCA with their gift. The YMCA promptly completes the matching gift form and returns it to the corporation.
Does My Gift Really Make A Difference?
YES! Every gift, regardless of size, makes a difference. The gifts of hundreds of YMCA friends quickly add up.
Will I Receive A Receipt For My Gift?
All donations (no matter the size) will receive an IRS compliant thank you note for your tax reporting purposes.
Can I Make A Gift In Honor Or Memory Of A Friend Or Loved One?
Tribute and memorial gifts are welcomed. The donor will be provided a tax compliant thank you note. The individual (or his or her family) will receive an acknowledgement from the YMCA noting that a gift has been made in honor or memory. The donor’s name and address will be provided to the family so that they can acknowledge your generosity, but the YMCA does not share the gift value with the family.
What Are The Manners In Which I Can Make A Gift?
Cash, checks, credit cards, bank electronic funds transfers/draws, appreciated assets, real estate and planned gifts are all accepted by the YMCA in Greenfield. Capital pledges may be made over a period of years with a signed letter of intent. Annual gifts to the Annual Campaign should be paid in full by April 30. Payments may be made in person at the Welcome Center, via mail, by phone call, email or online.
Who Do I Contact Regarding Making A Gift and/or Where Do I Mail My Gift?
Tina Newton, 451 Main Street, Greenfield, MA 01301, 413-773-3646 x411, firstname.lastname@example.org