Ways to Give
Annual Giving Campaign
The YMCA is now…as it has always been…a place of possibility and promise for all. Unfortunately, in times when the true power of “us” is unknown to many and our bonds are fraying, we must do even more to enhance our human connections. Fortunately, where some see obstacles, we see opportunities. Each year, our community faces new challenges that create a greater need for the work we do.
Banners of Thanks
The Y experience is full of small moments that lead to BIG transformations:
Grass stains on your daughter’s jersey after her first goal, morning coffee and laughs in the lobby with friends, the feeling of sweat as you push past the finish line, the smell of dirt from the preschool garden, the sound of children splashing as summer begins…
Everyone, just like you, deserves to have these moments in life. A thriving YMCA makes it happen. Your generosity makes it POSSIBLE.
Banners of Thanks recognize YOU. Our COMMUNITY becomes stronger when we support each other. Display your commitment to a stronger Y, a stronger community, in the YMCA branches and Camp Reed for all to see. Contact Jesse Zumbro, 509 720 5621 Financial Development Director to learn how you can be recognized with a Banner of Thanks.
Pedal For A Purpose
- Central Spokane YMCA – Feb 3 – Also date for Corporate Cup Event
- North Spokane YMCA – Feb 10
- Spokane Valley YMCA – Feb 24
- South Spokane YMCA – Mar 10
Stationary bike relay challenge to benefit the YMCA Annual Campaign
At each of the YMCA branches, relay teams ride stationary bikes for this event. Our goal is to raise awareness for the Y’s Annual Campaign, which gives children, families, and people of all ages the opportunity to enjoy the YMCA. This event creates excitement and enthusiasm within the community while highlighting the YMCA’s commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.
We count on the generosity of the companies, organizations, and people in our community to help families and individuals from all walks of life be more healthy, confident, connected and secure. By putting together a team for Pedal For A Purpose you help to ensure YMCA programs are available to everyone regardless of age, income or background. Find out more: Brochure, Newsletter
Do you want to let your community know that your business supports a great cause in our community? We are BETTER TOGETHER, and you can market with a purpose when you sponsor YMCA events like Pedal For A Purpose.
Your Sponsorship Makes an Impact
- Youth Development – Y programs nurture the potential of every child and teen
- Healthy Living – Opportunities abound for youth, adults, and families to achieve greater health and well-being in spirit, mind and body.
- Social Responsibility – We care for and give back to our neighbors. The YMCA makes membership and program participation possible for every child, teen, parent and senior. We are committed to giving everyone a safe place to to learn, grow and thrive at the YMCA.
Where your investment goes:
- Camp Reed Scholarships
- Membership For All
- LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA
- Sports – Youth
- Child Care
- Teen Programs
- Swim Lessons
Corporate Cup at the Central Y
Our Corporate Cup event is a fun team-building opportunity for co-workers or businesses to work together while making Spokane stronger through a healthy fundraising challenge.
When: Feb 3, 2018
Where: Central YMCA, 930 N Monroe St
Who: Team of 10 riders (Your entire team rides together for 1 hour)
What: Enjoy friendly competition with other businesses while raising funds for the 2018 YMCA Annual Campaign. Your team will compete to raise the most money by 4pm on Feb 3, 2018, through pledges from friends and family members for your hard work riding a stationary bike for one hour! Donations can be secured prior to the event to give your team a head start!
How: Identify a team captain and register your team. To register your team contact Mike Williams or call 509 777 9622 x414. The team with the most amount raised receives a coveted Corporate Cup trophy, bragging rights for a year, and the satisfaction of making a difference in our community.
An endowment to the YMCA ensures our capacity to strengthen the very foundations of this community for years and generations to come. Regardless of the programs in the future, we will be there to meet the need through our commitment to always nurture the potential of youth and teens, to help improve our community’s health and well-being, and to support and give back to our neighbors.
Tax savings and other benefits may be available through a variety of current and deferred endowment plans, and future commitments may be directed to specific programs, locations, or to the Y’s work across the community.
Some have chosen to support the YMCA through:
- an outright gift
- naming YMCA of the Inland Northwest as beneficiary of insurance or retirement funds
- a bequest in one’s will
- a memorial gift. We would be honored to accept your future commitment to the YMCA.
YMCA Camp Reed Endowment
What is it you remember most about YMCA Camp Reed? Was it sharing during Sticks Ceremony around the campfire at the end of the week, Critter Talk, Chapel or fun with campers and staff? We know Camp Reed has touched many lives and it is a unique experience that has a lasting impact. Now you have the opportunity to pass on these positive encounters for many more campers in the years ahead.
Our goal is to ensure the future of Camp Reed by building a designated endowment fund to support the powerful work of camp. As a beneficiary of the Camp Reed experience, you are uniquely qualified to recognize the potential that camp can offer to many in the years to come. Your support strengthens the foundation of Camp Reed by building long-range financial stability and ensuring that countless children can just be kids for a life-changing week at camp.
Contributions can be made in two ways: a gift today, or a future gift or both will be placed in the Camp Reed Endowment. Your endowment gift provides lasting resources by preserving the original gift intact and using the interest gained each year for either camperships or infrastructure improvements.
Cars for Charity
Designating the YMCA when donating a vehicle to Cars for Charity helps the Y provide our mission-driven programs to those who need them most in our community.
Vehicles donated may be fully operable motor homes/RVs, cars, motorcycles, trucks, and boats; or vehicles sold for parts. Drive it in or call to arrange a tow.
Call Cars for Charity 509 928-1900 for more information on how to designate the YMCA of the Inland Northwest for your donation which may be tax deductible.