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Donating to YWCA Central Massachusetts is an investment in the future. Every gift to YWCA—from a safe, dormitory style room for a woman in crisis, to a state-of-the-art equipped early education and care classroom, to underwriting critical programs and services that empower and advance the lives of women and girls and eliminate racism—impacts the lives of girls, women and their families leading to transformational change.
Once you’ve decided that you’d like to support YWCA’s LIVE Campaign, there are many ways in which you can choose to make a gift. Most donors find that they are able to increase the size of their gift, if they can make payments over a period of time. Donors are encouraged to make pledges over a 36-month period (four tax years), allowing tax deductions for each year in which payments are made.
Technology has changed the way many donors make, track and maximize their charitable giving. Payments are made automatically with more efficiency and are more cost effective while monthly statements provide required IRS documentation. Donations made on credit cards can accrue rewards points and some companies allow for the redemption of points to make charitable donations. Your credit card company can provide more information about its giving program. YWCA can accept Discover, MasterCard, VISA and American Express.
To give online with your credit card, click here and follow the instructions on the online giving form. You can make your gift as a one-time payment, or spread your gift into equal installments over a specified number of months. You can also set up a convenient recurring gift; YWCA will charge your credit card the amount you specify each month until you tell us to stop.
To pay by mail with a check:
- Make your check payable to YWCA Central Massachusetts LIVE Campaign.
- Note on the memo line of your check how you would like to designate your gift, or attach a note to that effect. If you do not include a designation, your gift will be used for the support of the 1 Salem Square Renovation.
- Mail your gift to YWCA Central Massachusetts, Development Office, One Salem Square, Worcester, MA 01608
MATCHING GIFT PROGRAMS
Some companies have matching gift programs in which the company may match an employee’s gift in greater or lesser amounts. If you or your spouse/partner are affiliated with such a company and would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please forward the company’s matching gift form with your signed pledge card.
To discuss any of the following payment options, please contact:
GIFTS OF APPRECIATED SECURITIES AND PLANNED GIFTS
Gifts of appreciated securities may enable you to give more than you thought possible. Stocks and bonds that have appreciated in value and have been held for more than 12 months may be donated with distinct advantages to the donor and YWCA.
Bequests, endowed gifts and other planned gifts are unique opportunities to support YWCA. Please let us know if you would like information about the many variations of how to make a donation and benefit from the tax deduction.
GIFTS OF REAL ESTATE, LIFE INSURANCE AND OTHER PERSONAL PROPERTY
Gifts of real estate, life insurance and other personal property are also accepted and may offer certain advantages to a donor. Your tax attorney, accountant or financial advisor can help you determine the most advantageous form of giving to suit your particular tax or financial situation. YWCA can provide you with a list of local professionals if you are in need of a referral.
In-kind giving can have a major impact on reducing the cost of construction and renovation projects. For example, corporate suppliers of building and landscaping materials gift materials to an organization to reduce the cost of building and renovation. YWCA would be happy to discuss this option.
All campaign donors of $1,000 or more will be recognized on our campaign donor wall and named giving opportunities are available for all gifts of $1,000 and more. Please contact Linda Cavaioli to discuss your interest