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Bequest Language

Words For Your Will

We recommend the following language for making a gift to the YMCA of Greater Seattle by will or revocable trust:

"I hereby give to the YMCA of Greater Seattle, a Washington not-for-profit corporation, with its principal place of business at 909 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104:

  • The sum of $________________ [amount] AND/OR
  • ________% [percent] of the residue of my estate AND/OR
  • The following described property: ________________ [description]."

If your gift will be more than $20,000, you may wish to create a named endowment fund by including the following language:"The property comprising this gift may, for investment purposes, be merged with any of the YMCA's investment assets. However, the gift shall be entered in the YMCA's books and records as the ________________ [name] Fund, shall always be so designated, and shall be used for ________________ [stated purpose] of the The YMCA of Greater Seattle."

[Note: When choosing to designate your bequest to a specific program or interest, it's best to consult us to be certain your intent can be carried out.]

Confirmation of YMCA of Greater Seattle's Tax-Exempt Status

Confirmation of YMCA of Greater Seattle's tax-exempt status is provided in the form of a letter from the District Director, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury. To obtain a copy of this document you may contact the YMCA of Greater Seattle by calling 206-382-5003. YMCA of Greater Seattle's federal tax I.D. number is 91-0482710.