Planned Giving

The YWCA of Asheville Legacy Community
Celebrate our Heritage, Guarantee our Future

The YWCA’s Legacy Community is dedicated to the members of the YWCA Booster Club. These courageous women, both African-American and White, came together in 1976 to supplement the efforts of the YW’s Board of Directors, and to support the efforts of Ollie Reynolds, the first African-American Board President of the recently integrated YWCA.

“What is remarkable about this group is that it is an interracial group of friends ages 60 to 90!... They are simply and profoundly living testaments to a vision of a multicultural community, a beloved community.” - Holly Jones, YWCA Executive Director 1996-2011

Planned gifts can benefit you and the YWCA!

Planned giving is a way to enhance your philanthropy and help secure the future of the YWCA of Asheville.

The planned giving process incorporates tax and financial planning strategies that have benefits for both you and your loved ones, as well as for your charitable interests. Through planned giving, donors are also often able to make larger gifts than they ever thought possible.

Determining what kind of gift is right for you is just as important as making the gift. We welcome the opportunity to talk with you more about planned giving options, and how a planned gift can help you meet your financial and philanthropic goals while strengthening the long-term viability of the YWCA of Asheville.

Please contact Jewel Tavenever, Development Coordinator, at 254-7206 ext. 207 to discuss these planned giving opportunities. Also, as with any important financial decision, please consult your attorney or financial planner before making any decision.

There are many ways that you can make a planned gift.

Gifts of Cash
A gift of cash is a simple and easy way to make a gift. You can make a gift in person at the YWCA, online,  or call our Development Office at 254-7206 ext. 207. You will receive a charitable tax deduction that may provide you with savings on this year's tax return.

Gifts of Stocks and Bonds
A gift of securities, including stocks, bonds, or mutual funds, is an easy way to make a gift. Gifts can be transferred to the YWCA of Asheville’s account. Those gifts are then sold, and the proceeds used to further our mission. You may be able to avoid paying capital gains tax that would otherwise be due if you sold these assets outright.

Gifts of Real Estate
Your real property (such as your home, vacation property, vacant land, or commercial property) may be gifted to our organization by executing or signing a deed transferring ownership. You may deed part or all of your real property. You may be able to avoid paying capital gains tax that would otherwise be due if you sold the assets outright. Gifts of real estate must be approved by our Gift Acceptance Committee.

Making a will is a wonderful way to take stock of your values and priorities. Bequests are gifts made through a will that let you retain assets during your lifetime while making a meaningful contribution to the YWCA in the future. You may designate your gift for a specific purpose. You can specify an exact amount or property or beneficiary on your IRA, pension, 401(k), 403(b), or other tax deferred plan. Upon your death, the YWCA of Asheville receives the designated proceeds.

Gift of Insurance
A gift of a life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift. There are two ways to contribute:

Designate Us as Beneficiary of Your Policy
You can designate the YWCA of Asheville as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy. You will continue to own the policy during your life. Upon your death, the YWCA will receive the designated proceeds of the policy.

Make a Gift of Life Insurance Today
You can give your life insurance policy to us and be eligible for a charitable income tax deduction. You can then make contributions to us each year to cover the premiums. We then benefit from the proceeds of your policy upon your death

Following the example set before us...

Leah Karpen
Leah is a founding mother of many organizations in Asheville, and has a long history with the YWCA. She wants the YW to continue doing the work it needs to do, and has included us in her estate plan.

Becky Davis
A former employee and current Club W member, Becky has remembered the YW in her estate plan. “The YWCA’s mission embodies the values I hold dear...I wanted my giving to match
my passion.”

Larry Scandrick
Ziggy, as we all know him at the YWCA, has been an employee for nine years. He shows his dedication to the organization and our mission by including the YW as a beneficiary on his retirement policy.

If you decide to name the YWCA of Asheville as beneficiary in your will or estate, please let us know. We would like to thank you during your lifetime for your commitment. You will become a member of our Legacy Community, and will be recognized publicly. We will also give you complimentary tickets each year to a YWCA event. You may also choose to remain anonymous.

To make a commitment to the YWCA of Asheville, or to ask questions about doing so, please contact Jewel Tavener, Development Coordinator, at 254-7206 ext. 207.