Giving FAQs Who can give? Who can give? Anyone! Each year, YMCAs, corporations, and individuals like YOU open their hearts and wallets to the needs of those in their community. The gifts of hundreds of Blue Ridge friends quickly add up and the lasting impact of your generous contributions has helped make YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly what it is today. What will my gift do? What will my gift do? Your generosity helps support our programs that allow others to grow in spirit, mind, and body. A simple gift can build long-term financial stability for the Assembly and can affect countless lives in the years to come. Gifts to the Assembly can be used to scholarship conference participants, support our operational budget, provide financial support for collegiate staff, or many other options. Your gift may be given in honor or memory of someone or you may designate a particular need you would like your gift to meet. Why should I give? Why should I give? Our past, present, and future depends upon YOU. We rely on the generosity of the members of the global Y family to help people of all ages and walks of life to be more healthy, confident, connected and secure. Our goal is to serve as many people as possible that can benefit from our life-changing work. With your help, YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly can continue to impact youth and turn no one away due to an inability to pay. How can I give? How can I give? There are many ways you can contribute and every gift, large or small, is appreciated. Gifts can be planned or outright. We have several on-going capital development campaigns that need your help! You can donate online, by check, transferring stock, or naming us in your will, etc. Cash/Credit Card Pay online, over the phone, or with personal check by mail. Gifts can be also made through automatic monthly or yearly withdrawals. Matching Gifts An employer match is a great way to increase the impact of your gift. Please check with your Human Resources department to see if your company offers a program that encourages employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift! Some employers may even support volunteer hours. Tributes & Honors Celebrate a birthday, anniversary, holiday, graduation, retirement or other special event with your donation in honor of a friend or family member. Make a contribution in their name and we will send an acknowledgment of your generosity to the recipient. The acknowledgment identifies you but does not include your gift amount. Memorials Honor the memory of a deceased loved one and provide a thoughtful living remembrance for generations to come. We will send an acknowledgment of your gift to the family of the person that you are making a tribute to, identifying you but not including your gift amount. In-kind Gifts We are always welcoming donations of valuable products and/or services other than cash. Examples of these charitable contributions could include real estate, vehicles, computers, artwork, etc. Receipts will be prepared by the Y and issued to the donor. When can I give? When can I give? YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly happily accepts contributions throughout the year. > DONATE NOW Is my gift tax deductible? Is my gift tax deductible? Yes. YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, so your gift is fully tax deductible as a charitable contribution. All donations receive an IRS compliant thank you note for tax reporting purposes. Can I designate my funds? Can I designate my funds? Yes, you may designate your funds to a specific program or cause within YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly. If funds are not designated to a specific location or program they will be utilized in the areas identified with the greatest need.