A planned gift is a gift of any kind for any amount and for any purpose — operations, capital expansion, or endowment — whether given currently or as part of an estate plan. You can leave a bequest in your will or give the gift of life insurance by making the Y a beneficiary on your policy.
Many employers participate in a program in which they match the gifts their employees make to charitable organizations. They may even match gifts made by employees' spouses and retired employees. These programs provide the opportunity to double or even triple your gift to the YMCA.
The YMCA of Greater Hartford accepts gifts of appreciated securities as payment of any form of a charitable gift. These gifts may be beneficial to income tax savings and capital gains tax. You can donate stock, stock options, and other investments to the YMCA of Greater Hartford.