Love Your Community Forever

Being part of a strong community is an antidote to isolation, inequity, and disenfranchisement that threatens the social fabric of our society. 

The Y is a bedrock of healthy communities that build strong, resilient children and families.  That's why we are looking for committed community-builders, like you, to support us and invest in our vital work

By making the Y part of your lasting legacy, you will be making a meaningful difference in the health, happiness and well-being of your neighbors today and in years ahead.

Love and leave your mark on your community

We have planned giving options that provide tax benefits while creating a lasting legacy that will forever demonstrate your support for your community.


Designate a charitable bequest (cash or property) for the Y in your will or testamentary trust.

Making a bequest is perhaps the easiest and most popular way of making a legacy gift to the Y. 



Make a gift of appreciated investments or property.

The Y accepts gifts of publicly traded securities and of real property (with unencumbered title and independent appraisal).


Name the Y as a beneficiary of a retirement plan, life insurance policy, brokerage account or bank account.

The Y may be designated as the beneficiary of a retirement plan (e.g. an IRA, 401(k), or 403(b) ), life insurance policy, brokerage account or bank account either by explicit reference in a will or through assignment on the policy. Please consult your estate planner or fund manager to designate a beneficiary.



Charitable Trust

Designate the Y as a lead or residual beneficiary of a Charitable Trust.

The Y may be designated as the beneficiary of a lead trust, providing charitable support to Y communities and potential tax benefits to your heirs, or a remainder trust providing current income while creating a charitable legacy. Please consult your estate planner or financial advisor for more information or reach out to us using the form below.



Please get in touch if you would like more information about your planned giving options at the Y



Thank you for your consideration.

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Freedman, Chief Development Officer, at

Also, if you’ve already included the Y in Central Maryland in your deferred giving, we would love to hear all about it.

Thank you.