Ways to Give

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Honoring the Past, Empowering the Future

Is YWCA of Greater Green Bay already in your will, trust or other estate plans? Thank you! Please let us know about your intentions so we can plan for the future. Contact the YWCA Development Director (information below) and we will add your name to the Legacy Society. Your gift may remain anonymous if you wish.

Don’t have a will? You’re not alone! Now is a great time to start planning. Please consider including a bequest to the YWCA in your estate plans. Contact our Development Director (information below) for suggested estate planning experts and the YWCA’s tax ID for you to share with your attorney.

What is Planned Giving

Planned or deferred gifts allow you to make significant contributions to YWCA of Greater Green Bay without effecting your current financial situation. Planned gifts create a sustainable future for the YWCA and assure we are able to meet the needs of future generations of women and children in our community.

Ways to Give

There are many ways for you to leave a legacy, provide for the future of the YWCA Greater Green Bay and receive significant tax benefits for you and your family.

Gifts of stock

Donating stocks allows you to avoid the capital gains tax and if you itemize deductions, you can also take a charitable deduction for the entire donation amount. We’ve invested in this secure online tool that enables you to donate your appreciated assets in 10 minutes. Learn more and get started. 


One of the simplest ways to provide an enduring gift of support to the YWCA is through your will or revocable living trust. By including the YWCA in your estate plans, you can specify that some or all of your assets come to us after your lifetime. Assets designated to the YWCA reduce the estate taxes payable. Learn more here and get started.

Beneficiary Designations

You may choose to designate the YWCA as a partial or full benefit of your retirement assets or life insurance policy. Much like a bequest, you have the flexibility to change your designated beneficiaries at any time by contacting your insurance carrier or plan administrator. Learn more and get started.

Donor Advised Funds

Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) are investment accounts for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations. If you have a DAF, you can recommend a grant and use FreeWill’s DAF tool. 

FreeWill’s DAF tool empowers you to make a targeted impact by recommending how you’d like your grant to be allocated, communicating your wishes to [ORG], sharing the details of your DAF grant, and navigating to your DAF provider. It’s also a great way to ensure our organization has consistent financial support while saving cash for immediate needs. Learn more and get started.

Crypto Donations

We now accept donations of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies! This gives us one more way to fund our work and can provide you with extra tax benefits. Learn more and get started.

Qualified Charitable distribution

Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD’s)-Give from your IRA. Are you 70.5 or older and have a traditional IRA? Give from your account without dipping into your taxable income. If you are 70.5 or older and have a traditional IRA, you can use this secure online tool to make a donation from your IRA account. IRA gifts are generally not recognized as taxable income and if you must take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) this year, giving from your IRA is a compassionate way to fulfill it. Using this online tool, you can learn more and fill out the forms from your IRA custodian in just a few minutes, or print out the forms to fill them out offline. Learn more and get started.

Life Income Gifts

Life income gifts allow you to provide for the YWCA while receiving income for yourself and others for the remainder of your life. You may consider a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust as a way to support the YWCA.

Charitable Lead Trusts

A charitable lead trust provides an immediate gift to the YWCA while ultimately transferring assets to your loved ones-often with significantly reduced gift and estate taxes.

Ready to Give?

For more information on planned giving and providing for the future of the YWCA, please contact Marla Sparks, Director of Communications and Fund Development, at msparks@ywcagreenbay.org or 920.432.5581 extension 135.