Endowed Gifts

Your Gift for the Future

An Endowment gift to the Lakeland Hills YMCA today provides a brighter picture for our future. When you make a donation to an endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits. Endowment donations are invested. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address immediate needs at the Lakeland Hills YMCA. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support.

To submit your pledge form or if you have questions, please contact: Katie Burke at Katieb@lhymca.com in our Fund Development office.

Since 1972, the Lakeland Hills YMCA has been strengthening the foundations of our community through the tradition of excellence and service. We are a powerful association joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility. We believe that lasting personal and social changes can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors. Every day, we work to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

When contemplating the pathway that will lead to your personal legacy, you can feel confident that a contribution to the YMCA will be a gift of a lifetime – as we continue to impact lives, and with your help, the YMCA always will.

Taking the YMCA from a Place to a Purpose

Outright Gifts

Immediate gifts of cash, appreciated securities, real or tangible property are welcome additions to the YMCA Endowment Foundation.

Wills and Revocable Living Trusts

A gift to the YMCA by will or living trust permits you to retain all your assets during your life. Designations may be for a percentage of your estate, a specified amount or for the residue of your estate.

Charitable Trusts

Charitable trusts can provide life income to you and/or a loved one. After your lifetime(s), the trust principal passes to the YMCA Endowment. You may name other charities as principal recipients as well.

Life Insurance

When the added protection of an insurance policy is no longer needed, transferring the policy’s ownership to the YMCA can result in tax benefits for you and a generous gift to the YMCA.

Charitable Lead Trusts

If you desire to retain ownership of the trust principal to meet future financial goals for your family, but have ample income now, a charitable lead trust directs income from the trust to the YMCA Endowment Foundation for the specified terms of the trust. After that period of time, the principal returns to you or your designee.

Appreciated Securities

A Tax-Savvy Way to Benefit from Growing Assets

Securities and mutual funds that have increased in value and been held for more than one year are popular assets to use when making a gift to the YMCA of Greater Houston. Making a gift of securities or mutual funds offers you the chance to support our work while realizing important benefits for yourself.