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YMCA Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Meet Our Donors

Donor Spotlight: Frank Drowota
Nashville native Frank Drowota has been involved with the YMCA of Middle Tennessee most of his life. More

J. P. Foster: A Profound and Positive Influence Upon the YMCA
The Foundation notes with sadness the death of Board member J.P. Foster. More

Donor Spotlight - Jimmy Webb
Jimmy Webb was introduced to the YMCA of Middle Tennessee through his (and our) good friend, Bill Wilson, 15 years ago. More

A Winning Solution That Will Benefit Generations to Come
Ron Knox's dedication to the prosperity of Nashville and Middle Tennessee is evident in his volunteer work with his church, schools and a variety of other organizations. More

Care Enough to Send a Child to Camp 
With the successful completion of the Challenge Grant, the Joe C. Davis Outdoor Center will become the home of the first overnight camp owned by the YMCA of Middle Tennessee since the old Camp Widjiwagan was closed more than a generation ago. More

Sydney F. Keeble, Jr.: A Tremendous Leader of the YMCA
The Foundation notes with sadness the death of Board member Sydney F. Keeble, Jr. More

Spreading the Word About a Generous Bequest
Ten years ago, with no fanfare, Barbara Sutton quietly made a future gift to the YMCA--a gift that she only recently began to tell others about, in hopes that they might do the same. More

Adrian Moody Named to YMCA Hall of Fame
Our own Adrian Moody was inducted into the YMCA Hall of Fame during the General Assembly of YMCAs, which took place in July at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville. 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 the YMCA of Middle Tennessee 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, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to the YMCA of Middle Tennessee [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 the YMCA of Middle Tennessee 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 gift 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 receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. 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 the YMCA of Middle Tennessee as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. 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 the YMCA of Middle Tennessee 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 the YMCA of Middle Tennessee where you agree to make a gift to the YMCA of Middle Tennessee 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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