Your Gift Matters

Make a Big Impact With a Future Gift

Generosity comes in many forms, and it's often the best way for you to support important causes that matter the most to you in your life. When you give to YMCA of Metropolitan Denver, you help us make a difference.

Start here by learning the different gift options available to you. We will work with you to find a charitable plan that lets you provide for your family and support the Denver Y.

2 Great Ways You Can Leave a Legacy

With just a few words, you can make a huge difference.

It’s true! Your support of YMCA of Metropolitan Denver can last far beyond your lifetime—and it only takes a few minutes to make it happen. Here are two popular ways to make your dedication continue for generations:

Include us in your will or living trust.

  • How do I set it up? Add as little as one sentence (often referred to as “bequest language”) saying you want to support us. With the help of your estate planning attorney or your will-planning website, you can give a specific amount of cash or securities, a piece of property or a percentage of your estate.
  • What if I need to change it? No problem! You can alter your will or trust whenever you like. Even so, there are great benefits to informing us of your gift: We can ensure that it is used exactly as you wish (just fill out our gift intention form), and you become eligible to join a community of other dedicated givers who make up our legacy society.

Name YMCA of Metropolitan Denver as a beneficiary of a retirement account, life insurance policy or commercial annuity.

  • How do I set it up? Contact your retirement plan administrator, insurance company, bank or financial institution for a change-of-beneficiary form or ask how you can change beneficiaries online. On the form, list the percentage you would like us to receive.
  • What if I need to change it? You can modify beneficiary designations at any time. Review them every two to three years, because your assets may never reach your intended recipients if you did not keep the beneficiary designations up to date.

Sample Language For Your Will

"I hereby give to the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver, a Colorado not-for-profit corporation, with its principal place of business at 2625 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver 80222, the sum of $___ [amount] AND/OR ___% [percent] of the residue of my estate AND/OR the following described property: _______ [description], for its general purposes.” The YMCA of Metropolitan Denver's federal tax I.D. number is 84-0402696.

Already included us in your estate plan?

Let us know of your legacy gift

To learn about the many ways you can support YMCA of Metropolitan Denver, by getting involved or through a future gift, contact James Knowles at 720-918-6463 or We look forward to hearing from you!


Information contained herein was accurate at the time of posting. The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results.