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There are many different avenues to donate to the YMCA. Read below to learn about some of the most popular alternatives to cash giving. If you are interested in learning more or exploring other giving avenues not listed here, please contact Barney Reiley, CEO, at BarneyReiley@family-ymca.org, or Susan Maida-Church, Director of Philanthropy, at SMaida@family-ymca.org.

If you are ready to make a cash donation, please visit our donation page. 


Donate while Shopping! 

Did you know that you can donate to the Y while shopping at Amazon?   Amazon will designate up to 0.5% of eligible purchases made through their charity site, AmazonSmile.  Visit https://smile.amazon.com to learn more.  Be sure to select Rappahannock Area YMCA as your charity of choice!

Matching Gifts – Many businesses will match a gift from their employer.  Check with your organization to see if your gift can have double the impact in our community!

Amazon Smile

Ways to Give


Leave the Rappahannock Area YMCA in your will be designating a specific amount of portion of your estate.  Bequests are exempt from federal estate tax.

Charitable Gift Annuity

Through a transfer of assets, Charitable Gift Annuities (CGAs) offer limited-fixed income return on the annuitant(s) for life. Payments to the annuitant(s) can be partially tax-free.

Life Insurance

Making the YMCA a beneficiary of a life insurance policy offers the advantage of avoiding federal estate tax and income tax reductions for premium payments (in some cases).

Real Estate

Donating real estate to the YMCA can relieve the burden of capital gains tax and also offer a significant income tax deduction to your family.  Certain restrictions can apply to real estate donations and may require approval by the Rappahannock Area YMCA Board of Directors.

Retirement Plans

The YMCA accepts various types of retirement plans as charitable donations.  Donating from your retirement plan can help surviving family members avoid future income tax, and in many cases, you can continue to withdraw from the plan during your lifetime.  One of the most popular retirement plan deductions for those at least 70 ½ years old is making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your IRA.

Stock and Appreciated Securities

Gifts of stock and securities allow you to avoid capital gains tax and give you the full deduction for taxes.