YMCA of MARTA'S VINEYARD

YOU'RE INVITED TO JOIN

If you would like to leave a legacy for your family and future families of Martha's Vineyard, the Y invites you to consider making a planned gift and join a group of individuals who care deeply for our Island. The ISLAND LEGACY SOCIETY was created to recognize our Y family supporters who make gift plans to benefit our Island community throughout and beyond their lifetimes.

Pledge Form

Island Legacy Society

Please consider making the ISLAND LEGACY SOCIETY part of your estate plan. Legacy gifts made to the Y help ensure that affordable and free health and wellness, youth, and community programs will be available for future generations. One hundred percent of your contribution will benefit local programs. Gifts are kept in perpetuity and invested to generate income used to sustain the Y. Your gifts may include, but are not limited to:

BENEFITS

By joining the ISLAND LEGACY SOCIETY, you will receive the following benefits

  • Your name on our ISLAND LEGACY SOCIETY Commemorative Wall.
  • Invitation to an annual recognition event.
  • Recognition in Y publications and website.
  • An honored relationship with the Y.

WAYS TO GIVE

BEQUESTS

Designate the Y to receive gifts through a will or trust that could include cash, real estate, stocks, and bonds.

CHARITABLE REMAINDER ANNUITIES

A contract that provides you or your beneficiaries a fixed annual income in return for your tax-deductible donation of cash, investments, or other assets.

RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS

Name the Y the beneficiary of your retirement plan assets, possibly reducing your heirs' tax burden.

LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES

Name the Y as a primary or secondary beneficiary in your insurance contract.

CHARITABLE TRUST

Through a special arrangement, establish a trust and name the Y beneficiary.


ENDOWMENT FUND

Outright gifts, including cash, land stock, insurance or other marketing assets, to this fund are managed by Rockland Trust. Earnings on the contributions support the Y annually, while the principle continues to grow and serve into perpetuity.

Now Valued at over 3 Million, this fund was established by visionary members of our community who wanted their charitable gifts to care for Island generations to come.


The financial assistance we're given is invaluable. It means more than just swimming and singing and getting exercise. It means we can be a part of the Island community in a hands-on way.

- The Morais Family -

— Ryan —