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Y Endowments

While other organizations have come and gone, the YMCA of Saginaw has served the Great Lakes Bay Region for nearly 150 years. The Y is stable, professionally managed, and continuing to evolve to meet the changing needs of our community.

The YMCA is a gift that was already here in Saginaw when we were born. To perpetuate the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility in our community, it is gift we must continue to give to our future generations.

Friends of the YMCA can help to extend our influence beyond their own lifetime by designating gifts or assets they have accumulated to the YMCA Endowment Fund. Such gifts may be directed to support the overall work of the Y, or they can be designated to support a specific branch of program.

Please consider giving the gift of the Y to future Saginaw residents. It’s so easy and you can rest assured that your contribution today will benefit children and families for years to come.

Y Unrestricted Endowed Funds

By establishing or giving to an undesignated fund with the YMCA of Saginaw, you are giving a gift to the Y that has no restrictions on its usage, so that our program staff, management and board will be able to determine the most impactful area of Y membership or programming to put your contribution towards. These gifts are the most flexible, allowing the Y to respond immediately to our community’s needs.

Y Interest Endowed Funds

By establishing or giving to a designated fund with the YMCA of Saginaw, you are targeting your gift to a specific Y offering. You are free to choose from existing programs, memberships, Camp Timbers offerings or scholarships, or any activities, events, or chronic health issues that you may wish to see your gift support at the Y.

How to Start an Endowed Fund

Your fund can be named as you see fit: Your name, your family’s name, or even in honor of someone or another business or organization. The initial, minimum donation of $10,000 can be made via cash, bequest, stock or mutual funds.

Unrestricted funds will reside within the endowed funds of the YMCA of Saginaw; each investment’s earnings will be used to address the most pressing needs of our youth, families and seniors. Interest Endowed funds will be used to support your interest area at the Y.

To discuss your desire to initiate an Endowed Fund, please contact our President & CEO Steve Meyer at (989) 753-7721 Extension 206 or via

How to Give to an Endowed Fund

Gifts of any amount to existing Endowed Funds are also accepted and will be directed in support of that fund’s aim and purpose. To contribute to an Endowed Fund return the form below to:

YMCA of Saginaw
ATTN: Endowment Fund
1915 Fordney St.
Saginaw, Michigan 48601

Y Endowment Form

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