SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL YMCA, SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY.
Every day, the Y gives our communities the support it needs to learn, grow and thrive. From advocacy to food security, disease prevention to athletics, affordable housing to swim lessons, everything the Y does helps strengthen our neighborhoods and the people who live there. Your gift helps the Y deliver lasting personal and social change. With your gift, you share in a mission to strengthen the community, every single day!
Did you know?
- Our Y provides lifesaving swim skills ensuring safety around water for more than 2,000 children each year.
- More than 500 community members call our YMCA Affordable Housing, HOME.
- Last year we provided $800,000 in financial assistance so that all children could experience the joy of summer camp.
Learn more about the impact your Y is making in your local community here.
Make an Online Gift
You can choose to support our Y in a number of different ways:
Strong Y, Strong Community Annual Support Campaign
Support our financial assistance program to ensure all community members have access to the vital programs and services our Y has to offer. By making a financial gift to our Strong Y, Strong Community Annual Support campaign you ensure we never have to turn a community member away, for the inability to pay. Your support ensures we can say yes to:
- Every child that wants to experience the joy of summer camp
- Every senior who needs to connect in order to fight social isolation
- Every family in need of early learning and after-school care so their children can learn, grow and thrive while they work or further their education.
- Every community member impacted by a cancer diagnosis (and their family) can enjoy a Y experience at no cost. Learn more about Corner Stone here.
- Every community member needing physical and mental wellness support to stay active and healthy.
Community Support Events
Strengthening the community is at the core of everything we do. We are so grateful for our donors, volunteers, staff, and members who join us for our community events that help raise critical funds to support the Y. All funds raised at our events ensure that we can continue to be a vital resource for adults and families who need us most. Please take a look at our upcoming events below including Golf Tournaments, Legacy Gala, Road Races, and more! Join us in creating a far-reaching, positive impact in the 25 cities and towns we serve.
YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO SHAPE THE FUTURE: It takes vision and imagination to meet our community's needs. That vision sometimes takes the shape of facility expansions, major building improvements, and even bringing new Y’s to under-served communities. Each capital project furthers the Y’s mission by addressing the unique needs of our communities. Capital campaigns present a powerful opportunity for those who wish to support the bricks and mortar that make an enduring investment in kids and families on the North Shore and Southern, NH.
Wanderlust Ball- Annual Gala
The Wanderlust Ball is the YMCA of the North Shore’s signature fundraising event, an annual gala where we come together to celebrate our community and to raise funds to ensure that people have access to the essential services and programs provided by our Y.
Each year, through the generosity of our corporate sponsors and individual donors, the Wanderlust Ball raises funds to support a broad spectrum of Y programs and initiatives, including childcare, mental wellness, affordable housing, senior services, membership, and summer camp. Our Y welcomes all and providing access to these critical programs and services matters now more than ever.
PLAN ON BEING GENEROUS: A gift means a great deal to us as it allows the YMCA to do great things for our youth and our community. If you are passionate about the work we do and you want to change lives by ensuring that everyone—regardless of age, income, or background—has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive, then putting the Y into your estate plans is a simple way to secure the future strength of our community.
We can work with you to develop the right plan that balances what you wish to accomplish for yourself, your family, and your philanthropic interests. No matter the size, your gift today will ensure a better future for tomorrow’s kids, families, and communities.
If you have already included the YMCA in your estate plans, we would like to welcome you to the Triangle Society (more information below) and recognize your extraordinary commitment to the YMCA. It’s important to be able to fulfill your wishes, so please contact us or complete the Bequest Intention Form.
For more information about planned giving visit our website here or to have a confidential conversation, please contact Marge Cregg, email@example.com.
How to Make a Gift
Outright Gifts & Payments on Pledges
CREDIT CARD: You can make a pledge or payment via credit card and you can choose from flexible payment schedules that work for you (monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, annually).
CHECK: The Y accepts checks or money orders. You can drop your check at your local YMCA facility or mail your check to our central Y Philanthropy Office:
YMCA of the North Shore, 245 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915
CASH: All of our YMCA facilities can accept your cash donation and provide you an immediate receipt of your contribution. The Y Philanthropy Office will follow up with a tax acknowledgement receipt for your cash donation.
SECURITIES TRANSFER: Stocks, bonds, and mutual funds - Our Y welcomes the exchange of securities. You can receive a tax deduction for the market value of the stock or appreciates securities and avoid capital gains tax if applicable. Both of these benefits allow you to make a larger gift than you thought possible without impacting your immediate cash flow. Please notify us of your intent to make a securities transfer. Click here for more information.
WIRE TRANSFER: You can conveniently make a transfer of funds into the Y’s account with a wire transfer. Please notify us of your intent to make a wire transfer.
Planned (or deferred) Gifts
LIFE INCOME GIFT: A life income gift, such as a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder uni-trust, can provide you and/or your loved ones with an income for the duration of your lives or for a specific number of years. You receive a current income tax deduction as well.
CHARITABLE LEAD TRUST: These trusts can be used to transfer assets to a loved one with a significantly reduced tax liability.
BEQUEST: The most common form of deferred gift to the Y is a bequest contained in a person's will or revocable (living) trust.
GIFTS OF RETIREMENT PLANS: Naming the Y as a primary or contingent beneficiary of a retirement plan (e.g. IRA, SEP, 401(k), 403(b), ESOP, etc.) may enable you to make a larger gift than you anticipated because income and estate taxes are not imposed when plan assets are distributed to the Y. Your retirement account's plan administrator (the company that manages the account) can help you designate the Y as a primary or contingent beneficiary on the plan's beneficiary form.