YMCA Buffalo Niagara Heritage Society

We know that our children and grandchildren will be faced with challenges of their own as they grow and prosper in life. The YMCA Heritage Society, founded in 2006, was established in order to help our YMCA keep pace with those challenges and insure that innovative, high quality, mission driven YMCA programs and services will be there to lend support, guidance, and friendship to our future generations.The guiding principle behind the YMCA Heritage Society is that individuals can decide today to make a future financial commitment to the YMCA through estate planning. While members of the Heritage Society come from diverse backgrounds, they all share a common bond. They, like YMCA Buffalo Niagara’s founder George Perkins, are compassionate and committed visionaries who have chosen to make a difference in the lives of others through their support of the YMCA Endowment Fund.As a Heritage Society member, you will help positively shape the lives of those who will one day shape our community, our country, and our world.To learn more about how you can become involved in the YMCA Heritage Society, please contact Mario Hicks, Vice President of Association Advancement at (716) 276-5986 or mhicks@ymcabn.org.

Membership Requirements

We encourage you to consider extending your YMCA involvement beyond the here and now by becoming a member of the YMCA Heritage Society. While the average Heritage Society commitment is higher, a future gift of $5,000 is the target entry level for all members.

Membership Benefits

The YMCA honors its Heritage Society members and their commitment to the future in a number of ways:

  • An invitation to attend the annual event celebrating the Society and its legacy of support.
  • A gift as an expression of the YMCA’s appreciation.
  • Recognition on the Heritage Society roster included in YMCA Buffalo Niagara’s annual report, on the association website, and on branch displays.

For a Better Us

We are making a difference, thanks to the strong support of our community.

Mission Statement

YMCA Buffalo Niagara is a charitable, community based organization committed to providing programs designed to build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.