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Planned Giving

YMCA foundation of Southern ARizona

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Ensuring a Brighter Future

Ways to give photo_1The YMCA Foundation is the planned giving arm of the YMCA of Southern Arizona. As a supporting organization, the Foundation’s purpose is to preserve Foundation assets and increase their value through new gifts and investment growth. Foundation earnings finance the creative edge of YMCA programs today, while the principal goes forward into tomorrow.

The Foundation works to transform gifts from caring individuals and families into meaningful and lasting positive change for our community. While we accept gifts of cash, securities and other assets, much of our endowment fund’s growth is the result of planned gifts. The Y community is enriched when the Foundation is named as a beneficiary of a donor’s will, insurance policy, retirement plan or trust.

Income generated by the Foundation’s endowment is poured back into local neighborhoods in the form of YMCA facilities, programs and services our communities need in order to thrive—both now and in the future. Over the past four decades, the Foundation has provided funds that have been used to help nurture the potential of kids, ensure our community’s health and well-being, and support neighbors in need.

The Foundation has awarded nearly $3.3 million to YMCA branches since its inception.


Becky Bennett
VP of Mission Advancement
(520) 622-9622 Ext: 257