University YMCA
University YMCAthe Y | service, reflection and action since 1873
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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The legacy of the University YMCA is not just about our past;
it's also about our future.

The legacy of the Y is about future generations of students having the opportunity to participate in life-changing experiences that lead to a lifetime of impact.
You can help us lay the foundation to ensure that this legacy continues by becoming a Heritage Circle member or by giving to a Designated Program Fund.

Heritage Circle
The Heritage Circle is a special group of people who believe in the purposes and traditions of this YMCA, and who want to ensure that this heritage is continued for future generations.

The Endowment has received gifts for permanent investment since 1952. It is crucial now to strengthen this long-term support if the University YMCA is to sustain its work.
You also may benefit the Y by including deferred gifts in your long-range plans. By doing this now, the possible tax advantage you can increase the value of your estate, enabling you to do much more than you ever dreamed possible.

Designated Program Funds
As the University Y seeks to grow our programs, we have made a concerted effort to establish financial stability in the areas of:

Designating your gift to a University YMCA program fund provides crucial funding to expand an existing program beyond its current capacity or support a new initiative during the early stages of its development.

Designated Program Funds (DPFs) allow you to focus your gifts on the Y programs you feel most passionate about to encourage their action, growth, and development.