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A Home Away From Home for Gift Family

Brad Gift

The Gateway Region YMCA has become an integral part of life for Brad Gift over the past three decades. From teaching aerobics classes to serving on the board, Brad has seen the Y's impact first-hand. Read More

A Multigenerational Legacy at Camp Lakewood

Kurt and Andrea Kallaus

Kurt Kallaus had his share of adventure as a camper at Trout Lodge and Camp Lakewood. Among his memories: hunting snakes, exploring caves, pillow fights and seeing how long he could sit in the freezing, spring-fed waters of the trout ponds. Read More

Lamplighter Society Founder Encourages Giving

Dick and Betsy Stoll

Dick Stoll first encountered the YMCA as a camp counselor. Little did he know that was just the beginning of a long YMCA career, with positions in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. "There was never a day that I didn't look forward to going to work," Dick says. Read More

Gift Keeps Supporter Connected to YMCA

Bill Gavin and family

When it came time to leave Missouri nearly five years ago, Sylvie Le Bouthillier made sure she held on to at least one part of her former home. Read More

Giving Comes From This Couple’s Committed Heart

Bill Gavin and family

Bill Gavin can’t think of a day that didn’t end with a Y, or at least have a Y in it. The YMCA has always played that big of a role in his life. Read More

Giving Back: A Life’s Journey at the Gateway Region Y

Mark Schuette and family

Mark Schuette has seen firsthand the difference the YMCA can make in a person’s life. Now he’s helping pass on some of the lessons he’s learned. Read More

eBrochure Request Form

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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Gateway Region YMCA a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I give to Gateway Region YMCA, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 326 South 21st Street, 4th Floor, Saint Louis, MO 63103, or its successor thereto, ______________* [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to Gateway Region Y or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Gateway Region Y as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Gateway Region Y as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and Gateway Region Y where you agree to make a gift to Gateway Region Y and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

Personal Estate Planning Kit Request Form

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