We invite you to pledge your commitment to our community by making one of the following contributions.


Giving To The Y

Cash and Pledges

You can make an immediate donation to the Y with one- to five-year pledges. Make a secure online gift now or send to the attention of Michele Born, Director of Endowment.

Outright Gifts

Cash or outright gifts that support the YMCA’s Capital projects and Endowment, through becoming a member of our Heritage Society, are large, usually $5,000 or more. Such gifts may be designated for specific purposes or may be restricted.

By Phone or Mail

Make your gift, pledge or credit card payment by contacting Michele Born, Director of Endowment – 732-462-0464, Ext. 125 or mail your check payable to: The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County, 470 East Freehold Road, Freehold, New Jersey 07728.

Matching Gifts

Hundreds of companies across the country match employee contributions to the YMCA. Simply contact your employer’s human resources office and ask whether your company matches employee donations. Click to view a list of Companies with Matching Gift Programs.

United Way

If your employer participates with the United Way, you can designate your donation for the YMCA. Check with your Human Resources or Benefits Office to obtain the information and correct forms.

Tribute and Memorial Gifts

Make a gift to the Annual Campaign and honor a friend or loved one. Just let us know on behalf of whom the donation is made.

Marketable Securities

Contribute these appreciated assets directly to the YMCA.

Planned Gift

A planned gift is a means through which a charitable gift is committed to a charity through a donor’s estate plan through either one’s will or revocable trust, life insurance plan beneficiary designation, retirement plan beneficiary designation or life estate gift (remainder interest in real property).

Life Income Gifts

A planning vehicle that provides income during one’s lifetime, tax benefits, and pass onto the charity after the donor’s lifetime such as a Pooled Income Fund, Charitable Gift Annuity, Charitable Remainder Trust, Charitable Lead Trust.

Property Such as Real Estate, Automobiles or Boats

Gifts of property that can be made during your lifetime as an outright gift or can be conveyed by bequest.

Shopping on Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the YMCA every time you shop, at no cost to you. Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.

Heritage Society

The Heritage Society recognizes and honors those who have included the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County in their estate plans with a future gift through a bequest, life insurance, or trust arrangement; or have made an outright gift to the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County’s Endowment Fund.

The Heritage Society is a special group of friends who believe in the purpose and values of the YMCA. They want to ensure a better tomorrow for our society’s children, youth and families, especially those in need. Heritage Society members plan their gifts to generate endowment funds at The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County. Gifts through The Heritage Society are used to build the Endowment Fund. These funds are invested for long term income and growth, and a portion of the investment income and growth is used to fund YMCA programs each year.

One of our greatest aspirations in life is to leave a mark – to make a difference. Your gift is an investment in the community and the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County that supports it.

Heritage Society Brochure