As an esteemed supporter of YWCA Mohawk Valley, you have made a life-changing impact on thousands of individuals across our community.
Now, let your impact create a legacy of empowerment for the future generations of women, girls, and families in the Mohawk Valley.
No matter your stage in life, it’s never too early to plan for the future. Through an innovative partnership with FreeWill, YWCA Mohawk Valley now offers an easy-to-use tool to explore your planned giving options for today, tomorrow, and beyond.
What does YOUR legacy look like?
Designating a bequest (a gift in your will or living trust) to YWCA Mohawk Valley will provide life-saving support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence in our community for generations to come. With your support, we can ensure that, one day, the Mohawk Valley will be free from violence for good.
Designate part or all of your IRA, life insurance policies, and/or retirement and other bank accounts to YWCA Mohawk Valley and make a meaningful gift toward eliminating racism and empowering women in our community.
Smart Giving Options
If you are 70.5 or older and have a traditional IRA, you can use FreeWill’s Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD) tool to make your donation from your IRA account. IRA gifts are generally not recognized as taxable income. If you must take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) this year, giving from your IRA is a compassionate way to fulfill it.
Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) are investment accounts for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations. If you have a DAF, you can use FreeWill’s DAF tool to designate YWCA Mohawk Valley as a recipient.
This tool will support your giving desires by making recommendations as to how you’d like your grant to be allocated, communicating your wishes to YWCA Mohawk Valley, 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
August is National Make A Will Month
There’s no better time to get started on legacy planning! If you have questions or concerns regarding planned giving, FreeWill, or YWCA Mohawk Valley, please contact our Development Department.
315.732.2159 ext. 238
Thank you for your continued support of our mission.