Planned Giving

The YMCA Buffalo Niagara Endowment

Make a positive impact on future generations
A gift to the endowment fund helps build long-range financial stability for our YMCA and ensures our legacy of service will continue on well into the future. The annual earnings from the Endowment Fund provide financial resources to assist in delivery of program and membership services as well as capital repairs and replacements. Gifts may be designated to support a specific branch or service area, to perpetuate an annual gift, to provide program scholarships, or to sponsor specific programs. Gifts to the YMCA Endowment Fund can be made in a number of ways depending on a person’s individual preference and situation.

  • An outright gift of cash
  • An outright gift of appreciated assets
  • A life insurance gift
  • A gift through your will
  • A gift made through a charitable trust or annuity

We strongly advise anyone considering a gift to consult their own legal or financial advisors when selecting the giving opportunity that best expresses their generosity.

If you are considering a gift to our endowment fund or if you have specific questions, please contact Mario Hicks, Vice President of Association Advancement at (716) 276-5986 or

You may be interested in the new Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which provides opportunities to support the YMCA Buffalo Niagara. Here’s what you need to know.

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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.