Your donation makes it possible for the YMCA to extend its programs to children of low-income families and others, such as seniors, in financial need. Your generosity also allows the Y to develop new programs and to provide needed community services that would otherwise be unmet. By donating to the Y you are endorsing the mission of the Y and providing the means to see it accomplished. We invite you to watch a five minute video that shows how children benefit from belonging to the YMCA and participating in its programs.
Your individual cash gifts may be made at any time to the Rockland County YMCA. Your donation can be directed to the general fund benefiting all age groups or specifically to scholarships and programs for children or to other programs, new equipment purchase or building improvement. Your gift can be given in memoriam or to recognize the contributions of a volunteer or helpful staff member. In many cases the gift can be doubled or tripled by matching or doubling contributions by your employer. There are four special fund raising efforts every year that enable you to magnify your gift by participating in a community effort to support the Rockland County YMCA.
The aim of the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign is to provide monies to support YMCA participation by low-income children. Our goal for 2012 is $50,000. Through your support, you are giving disadvantaged kids the opportunity to experience the character-building and social consciousness benefits of the YMCA. If you were a member of the YMCA or boys or girls club as a youth, remember how much fun and important that experience was to you and how it influenced your character development and enriched your life. Please donate now to bring those benefits to the new generation of youngsters. You can donate to the campaign by mail, in person at the Y or online now through the secure Donate Now link. Your online donations will be directed to the Rockland County YMCA.
|A Gift of||Description of Benefit|
|$50||Provides a nursery school classroom with art supplies|
|$75||Provides a youth membership for one child|
|$100||Provides 10 weeks of swimming, soccer or basket ball for one child|
|$500||Provides one week of Holiday Fun Club for two children|
|$750||Provides two weeks of camp and a youth membership for two children|
|$1000||Provides one family membership for a low-income family|
|$1500||Provides one week of camp for five needy children|
Each year the Y hosts a major fund-raising dinner event o benefit YMCA youth and teen programs. For more information call Chuck Maze or Beth DuBoff at (845) 358-0245.
At three different times in the year, the YMCA, with the support of participating local restaurants, sponsors separate fund raising tours of fine dining in Nyack, Pearl River or Suffern under the title of Taste of Nyack, Taste of Pearl River and Taste of Suffern. Participants buy tickets that entitle them to visit a list of restaurants in the town to sample their cooking. Each of the restaurants is within walking distance of the others, and tickets holders are assigned different starting restaurants in order to avoid bunching up. Please watch the Home Page of the website for announcement of the dates of the events and how to buy tickets.
A charitable gift of stocks or bonds supports the Y while providing an opportunity for tax savings. Stock owned for more than one year entitles you to a charitable deduction for the full market value at the time the gift is made. If the stock has appreciated, no long term capital gains tax is due. This effectively permits donations with before tax dollars and allows monies that would normally be diverted to taxes to instead support YMCA scholarships and community services.
For some donors, gifts of real estate may be the most convenient way to make a meaningful gift. In some cases, real property can be deeded to the YMCA today with the donor saving the right to continue residence for life. It carries with it a charitable deduction for the gift and no capital gains taxes. There are many methods you can use to make a gift of your home or other real estate, through a bequest, or more commonly, through lifetime transfer, with significant tax benefits.
Placing the Rockland County YMCA in your will ensures that programs and/or scholarships will continue into the future. You may call or have your estate planner call Chuck Maze, CEO or Beth Bate-DuBoff, Financial Development Director of the Rockland County YMCA to discuss this option or the others below.
Insurance provides a way to make substantial contribution to the YMCA both through the transfer of paid up policies and through designating the YMCA as beneficiary and continuing to pay the annual premiums until payments are complete. If at any time you find it necessary to discontinue paying premiums, the Y can either continue paying the premium or receive the cash surrender value of the policy. A donor may take out a new policy naming the YMCA as irrevocable beneficiary and receive a charitable deduction on the premium payments.
These vehicles are formalized with the help of legal counsel. One gives you income now with the gift coming to the YMCA after the termination of the trust; the other gives the YMCA the income on the principal or property during your life and that principal or property than passes to your heirs or back to you at the termination of the trust.