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Making a Community Impact for Generations to Come

The Fergus Falls YMCA Foundation was established on May 7, 2009. The purpose of this Foundation is to help provide a secure source of funding for the future development of the Fergus Falls Area YMCA as well as provide some operational funding.

Plan to Leave a Legacy: Have Your Heart Live Forever.

One of our greatest aspirations in life is to leave a mark – to make a difference. There are issues that face our community that you feel passionate about…leadership development, health and wellness, education and childcare. Through your care and commitment, you can help ensure that our Y has a secure future and that the YMCA programs continue to address the most urgent needs in our community.

If you have any questions or have already included the Y in your estate plan, please contact CEO Steve Smith at smith@ymcacassclay.org or Jeanette Hollingsworth, Operations Director at 218-739-4489 or at jeanette@fergusfallsymca.org. Feel free to reach out to either person so they can answer your questions or acknowledge your generosity.

How You Can Make a Planned Charitable Gift:

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

Charitable Trust and Gift Annuities
Gifts with life income retained by you or your beneficiaries, with the remainder of the trust assets eventually passing to the YMCA Foundation.

Life Insurance
Designating the YMCA Foundation as owner, primary or contingent beneficiary on a new or existing insurance policy.

Outright Gift/Transfer of Property
Contributions to the YMCA Foundation through a direct gift of cash, stocks, bonds, commodities, real estate or closely held stock. This may be the most convenient way for you to make a contribution to the Foundation.

Become a member of the Heritage Club
Heritage Club members are a group of individuals through their commitment of at least $3000 in planned giving or cash, are helping ensure that the Fergus Falls Area YMCA will continue to make a strong impact in the lives of community members for generations to come.

Become a Member Now!

To learn more about the YMCA Foundation, Click Here.

For more information about Leaving a Legacy, Click Here.

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