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The YMCA of Greater Rochester Endowment Fund supports critical YMCA programs and services each year. The donors who contribute ensure their philanthropic legacy will provide opportunities throughout the Rochester region for future generations. An endowment gift aligns an individual or family’s passion with our cause – strengthening the foundations of our community. There is no minimum amount to make a gift to the Endowment Fund. It may be a memorial, one-time gift, a series of gifts, a pledge paid over a period of time, wills, trust, gifts of appreciated assets, or a combination of funding mechanisms.

Planned Gifts

There are many types of giving vehicles which will permit a donor to express his or her wish to leave a legacy to YMCA Camp Cory. The most common planned gifts are outright bequests (made though a will) and life insurance policies naming the YMCA of Greater Rochester – Camp Cory as a beneficiary. Other types include:

A Named Fund

A donor may wish to establish a named fund that will exist in perpetuity to support its expressed intent. A Named Fund may be established with a minimum gift of $25,000. A gift agreement will establish the terms for a donor to contribute, and the intentions for funding support. The fund may be added at any time with additional contributions. A Named Fund may also be established with a planned gift.

George Williams Society

Named after the founder of the YMCA movement, the George Williams Society honors those individuals and families who include the YMCA of Greater Rochester in their estate plans or, establish a named fund within the Endowment Fund. Members of the Society are recognized and invited to opportunities annually that demonstrate the impact of the Endowment’s transformational work.

Restricted endowments to YMCA Camp Cory allows us to direct funds where most needed. Earnings from the endowment work in tandem with the Annual Fund to ensure money is available for:


By making a planned gift, you aren’t just protecting YMCA Camp Cory this year and next, you’re helping us to maintain our traditions, expand our reach, and change the lives of even more children for generations to come.