A strong endowment is the financial backbone of any organization. This is particularly true at Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA, where the endowment provides a predictable and stable stream of income to the operating budget each year.
The Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA endowment is a collection of separate funds established to provide camperships; purchase and maintain programs and activities for Chimney Corners Camp and Camp Becket - including maintenance of facilities. Endowed gifts are made with the knowledge that the intended impact of the gift will last into the foreseeable future.
A minimum outright gift of $50,000 is required to establish a new named endowed fund. Funds intended for specific purposes have higher minimum amounts. Estate gifts and income-generating gifts can also be designated to the endowment. Most existing endowed funds are open to gifts from anyone. Additional gifts to existing memorial funds can be an appropriate way to honor a family or program.
Contact Brenda Marsian, Chief Development Officer at (413) 822-7950 if you are interested in establishing an endowment at Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA.