Ways to Give

Direct Gifts and Payments on Pledges

Credit Card: You can make an online donation via any major credit card or can choose to schedule monthly donations to achieve your desired donation amount. Give Online

Check: The YMCA of Metro North accepts both checks and money orders. You can drop your check at your local YMCA of Metro North branch or mail your check to our corporate office: YMCA of Metro North, 2 Centennial Drive Suite 4a, Peabody, MA 01960

Cash: All of our YMCA of Metro North branches can accept your cash donation and provide you an immediate receipt of your contribution.

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 appreciated securities and avoid capital gains tax if applicable. Both of these benefits may allow you to make a larger gift than you thought possible.  Security transfers can be completed using the following information; Account Name: YMCA of Metro North Account Number: Z66-332100 Fidelity DTC: 0226Please notify us of your intent to make a securities transfer.

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 Insurance: When new or existing policies name the Y as owner or beneficiary of your policy, all subsequent premium payments become tax-deductible contributions. Please notify us once you have named the YMCA of Metro North on your life insurance policy.

Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts & Unitrusts: The structure of these trusts can allow you to make a gift during your lifetime, and still continue to receive income for yourself and/or beneficiaries.  After the life interest has passed, the remaining principal will help the Y.  Donors can receive a tax deduction in the year the trust is established, can avoid capital gains, and reduce estate and gift taxes.  Please contact us for details and to notify the YMCA of Metro North of your transaction.

Wills/Bequests: The most common form of deferred gift to the Y is a bequest contained in a person’s will or revocable (living) trust. Please notify us of your intent to give.

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 as income and estate taxes may not be imposed when plan assets are distributed to the Y. Your retirement account’s plan administrator can help you designate the Y as a primary or contingent beneficiary on the plan’s beneficiary form. Please notify us of your intent to give.

 

To notify the YMCA of Metro North of your gift or intent to give please contact our finance department at 978-775-3701 or accounting@metronorthymca.org.