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  YWCA Development Department
  1118 Fifth Avenue
  Seattle, WA 98101

Sample Bequest Language

Stock Donation Information

2013 Endowment Update


ywca planned giving

When you name the YWCA in your estate plans or make a gift to the YWCA Endowment fund, you make an incredible expression of your belief in our mission; to advance the quality of life for women of all ages, races and faiths, and their families. Consider an investment in the future of our community and joining the YWCA Council for the Future.

Peruse the links below and contact our Planned Giving Program to explore gift planning opportunities with the YWCA.

Legal Name & Tax ID

  • Young Women's Christian Association of Seattle - King County - Snohomish County
  • 91-0482890

Council for the Future

Become a member of this committed group of YWCA supporters by naming the YWCA in your estate plans or by making an outright gift of $10,000 to the YWCA Endowment. Council members are essential partners in our efforts to improve the quality of life for women and their families throughout King and Snohomish counties—today and for years to come.

Learn more about  the benefits you will receive as a member of our Council for the Future.

Why We Give

We have remembered the YWCA in our will for four very important reasons: 1. We strongly believe in the mission of the YWCA in helping women, children and families. 2. Through its Board of Directors and staff, the YWCA is constantly identifying the needs of the community and meeting them. 3. Their dollars are spent wisely on programs with a small percent for administration. 4. And finally, the YWCA is helping those who are so willing to help themselves.
- Bonnie and Dick Winkerwerder, members of the Council for the Future.

Gift Designation

Thank you for investing in the future of the YWCA. Unless otherwise designated, all planned gifts are directed to the YWCA Endowment and strengthen our future by:

  • Contributing to the long-term financial health of the YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish.
  • Providing security in times of uncertain funding.
  • Ensuring that the YWCA will continue providing essential services to the women and families of King and Snohomish counties for many years to come.

Ways to Give

Gifts for the Present:

Outright transfer of cash or property to the YWCA Endowment
When designated to the YWCA Endowment, gifts of cash, securities, or real estate immediately go to work improving the lives of women and families in our community and grow this reliable source of funding. You will be ensuring that vital services remain available to women and families for as long as the need exists. If you make a gift of $10,000 or more you will be invited to join the Council for the Future.

Gifts for the Future:

Make a gift through your will
A bequest is an easy way to provide for the YWCA’s future. Through your will or revocable living trust, you can make a gift of a specific dollar amount, a particular asset, or a portion of what remains after other distributions have been made. We provide sample bequest language that can be used to support the YWCA’s mission through your estate. Unless designated otherwise, planned gifts are applied to the endowment and help grow this important source of reliable and flexible funding. If you have already included the YWCA in your estate plans, please let us know so that we may welcome you as a member of the Council for the Future.

Life Insurance
You can make a meaningful gift to the YWCA through a life insurance policy. Options include designating the YWCA as the recipient of the death benefit or transferring ownership of an existing policy to the YWCA.

IRA or Other Retirement Plan
Naming the YWCA as a beneficiary of an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) or other type of retirement plan is a simple way to include the organization in your estate plans. All charitable distributions are tax-free and will provide ongoing support for the women and families of King and Snohomish counties.

Gifts that Give Back:

Charitable Gift Annuity
Combine charitable giving with fixed, lifetime payments to you—or any one or two persons that you designate. Payment rates are very attractive, plus there’s a bonus at tax time: you receive an income tax charitable deduction in the year of your gift and, for a period of many years, a portion of the payments will be favorably taxed.

Charitable Remainder Trust
With this arrangement, which features various tax benefits, you transfer assets to a trustee of your choice. The trustee manages the assets and pays fixed or variable income to you and/or others for life or a term of up to 20 years. When the trust terminates, the remaining principle is used to benefit the YWCA.

Contact Us

The YWCA can help you along the way. For more information on any of these or additional options, please contact Carolyn Radakovich at

The information provided here does not constitute legal or financial advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional counsel. The YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish encourages you to consult professional legal, estate planning, and financial advice before deciding on a course of action.