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Support Your Community: Donate to the Jackson YMCA

The Jackson YMCA has been lifting the bodies, minds and spirits of the community while instilling it with core values of honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring for more than 127 years. Donations from the citizens of Jackson have allowed the YMCA to continually provide its services to the community. There are an endless number of ways to support the Jackson YMCA. Some of the most common donation methods are listed below.

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Strong Communities Annual Campaign

Each year, thousands of kids learn to play and compete in youth sports leagues, go to summer day camp, learn new skills and make new friends at the YMCA. The Jackson YMCA’s annual Strong Communities Campaign ensures that no one is denied the opportunity to share in the YMCA experience due to an inability to pay. Your donation to the Strong Communities Campaign changes lives. As a supporter of the campaign, your gift makes it possible for the YMCA to provide scholarships FOR ALL who want to be a part of the YMCA regardless of ability to pay. Funds go towards: memberships, youth sports, swim lessons, Parkinson's programs and Turning Point programs. For more than 127 years, our Jackson YMCA has been building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities. As the requests for programs increase, so does the need for funds to provide these services. Your donation is an investment in our community and all dollars raised stay in the community. Your generosity will open our doors to:

Planned Giving

Making a planned gift to the Jackson YMCA offers a simple, yet flexible way to combine philanthropy with financial planning. In fact, a planned gift may help you give more to the YMCA than you thought possible while still providing you or someone you designate with favorable financial and/or tax benefits. While each planned gift is different, these gifts can offer significant financial or tax benefits while ensuring that future generations will enjoy the Jackson YMCA. To meet your specific needs, a variety of gift options are available: Endowments Giving By Will Gifts through a will are the most common planned gifts and are very important to the YMCA’s future. While there are no immediate tax advantages, such a gift to the Jackson YMCA can help reduce estate taxes. There are two types of bequests that you can make.

  • Restricted – A restricted bequest claims the gift for use at the discretion of the donor. There are two types of a restricted bequest:
    • Restricted Program/Scholarship Fund
    • Restricted Facilities/Maintenance Fund
  • Unrestricted – An unrestricted bequest means that the assets can be used for whatever is needed most at the time.

Life Insurance A gift of Life Insurance generates a charitable tax deduction for the year in which it is given, provided the YMCA is named owner and beneficiary of the policy. The deduction may be equal to the policy’s cash surrender value. Subsequent premium payments are also deductible. Real Estate Rather than leaving the YMCA your home or farm through a will, it is possible to transfer the title now, claim a sizeable tax deduction from current income and continue to reside on the property for the rest of your life. Real Estate can also be used to fund a Gift Annuity or a Unitrust, thus converting a highly-appreciated, non-income producing asset into a new income flow with many favorable tax savings and benefits. Other Gift Options

  • Hard Money
  • Stocks, Bonds or Mutual Funds

The Jackson YMCA Heritage Club By giving to the Jackson YMCA, you are eligible to become a member of the prestigious Heritage Club. The support of the Heritage Club members has been extremely significant to the past successes of the YMCA and continued support is needed to maintain the organization’s mission. The club’s annual meeting is a very special event. If you have included the YMCA in your will, please let us know so we can include your name as a member of the Heritage Club.

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