Endowment Fund

YMCA Endowment Fund

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What is the YMCA Endowment Fund?

An endowment fund provides a secure and stable foundation to build our future on. It is the gift that keeps on giving! Gifts to the fund are invested, allowing the Y to use the interest earnings to support programs that benefit kids and families in our community. The fund’s professional managers are supervised by the YMCA Board of Directors.

How can I become a Heritage Society Member?

Tax deductible gifts to the Endowment Fund can be made at any time in a personal meaningful amount. Donors may also specify how they want their gift to be used. Naming opportunities are available for specific levels of giving.

A Story of Giving

Dr. Subbia Jagannathan, Jagannathan Charitable Trust:

We have been associated with Knox County YMCA since we moved to Galesburg in 1976.

Since Adam Sampson became CEO of the YMCA in 2012, he has made remarkable improvements. The biggest addition to the YMCA is starting the Solutions Program.

Some of us have been trying to do something like this for a few years, but could not accomplish it.

Once the YMCA team brought this program to help the underprivileged and needy children, we were so happy to be part of it.

We are so happy to have the best team to accomplish this goal and help expand the program into both area Jr. Highs and Galesburg High School.

We are thrilled to provide results such as at Lombard, where the GPA’s went from 1.9 to 2.87, referrals from the office went from 1,036 visits to 310 visits and tardies went from 1,467 to 912.

We jumped in and started an Endowment Fund towards this goal of helping and improving the school children, our FUTURE GENERATION OF LEADERS.


How Can I Help?

Outright Gifts

Immediate gifts of cash, appreciated securities, real or tangible property are welcome additions to the YMCA Endowment Foundation.

Life Insurance

When the added protection of an insurance policy is no longer needed, transferring the policy's ownership to the YMCA can result in tax benefits for you and a generous gift to the YMCA.

Beneficiary Designations

You may add the YMCA as a revocable beneficiary on your qualified IRA, pension plan, bank account or insurance policy.



Please contact Kelly Corbin, Fund Development Director with questions regarding the YMCA Endowment Fund. 

Ymca Stories Children Classroom

Our Success Stories

We continue to build our relationship with Knox College through hosting student volunteers in our After School Programs. There are over 30 Knox student volunteers who help our programs thrive and help us meet our overall goal of providing a wonderful before and after school experience for our participants. This partnership is mutually beneficial for the Knox County YMCA and for Knox College; our Before and After School Program participants gain role models in the form of college students they can look up to, while Knox students gain an impactful experience working with children, and get to do meaningful service in their community. Volunteers help the kids with homework, play alongside them during free time, and assist the YMCA instructors by creating new, fun programming ideas.