In a world where changes related to military life come and go so quickly, the Armed Services YMCA has lasted. It is community based, professionally managed and able to meet the ever changing conditions of the future. Each day, it promotes the healthy development of junior enlisted military service members and their families; builds positive behavior for all; and develops values such as responsibility, compassion, and respect for self and others.
Your endowment will ensure young military families a safe, healthy place to live and grow. At the same time, you can help secure your family’s future through the financial benefits of your gift.
Won’t you please give a gift for the next generation by perpetuating the work of the Armed Services YMCA?
In 2017, we registered more than 250,000 participants and delivered more than 1.3 million points of services to junior enlisted Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen and family members at 200 service centers in 18 states.
Imagine doubling that impact, transforming the lives of junior enlisted and their families for decades to come. It may be the most important thing you do for others in your lifetime, because it will touch so many lives.
Perhaps the most common gifts that Armed Services YMCAs receive come in the form of cash, checks, drafts, or money orders. Unrestricted gifts allow the ASYMCA to meet the most critical needs. Gifts may be designated for the program or need that matters most to you. An outright gift of cash is tax deductible for all taxpayers who itemize deductions.
Oftentimes you do not need to have ready cash in order to make a gift to the ASYMCA. In one case, a couple had been friends and supporters of a charitable agency for years. They had owned a large number of shares of stock in the company that employed them both. They contributed their stock and received a tax deduction equal to the fair share market value of the stock. Subsequently, the company was acquired in a leveraged buyout. The stocks were sold thereby turning it into a generous cash gift for the endowment fund.
Marketable securities also are often given to help meet community needs. Long-term appreciated securities are those which have been owned for more than a year and have increased in value since the time they were acquired.
Other ways to contribute:
Tangible Personal Property
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