"I'm an old offensive lineman. It was my job to open holes that other people could go through." — Walter Barnes
Joyce Skees was committed to helping teens in need. To honor her passion for helping others after her passing, Bob Callendar made a gift in her name to support a cause she was passionate about. — Bob Callendar
Joe and Carole Liedtke grew up with the YMCA in their lives and wanted others to be able to do the same. The couple created a family legacy with an endowed gift that will make it accessible for years to come. — Joe and Carole
“Beth and I have enjoyed our years at our YMCA. For us it started when we were kids, at Ys in different cities. After we were married and had children, we found the Y was a great place for our family too. We wanted to support the organization that had meant so much to our family over all those years. Through the use of our life insurance, we were able to provide support beyond our current giving ability, with minimal impact on our estate we wish to pass on to our children.” Robert — YMCA Heritage Club Member
“I chose to include the YMCA in my estate plan for the simple reason that I want the YMCA mission to live on for years to come. I wish I had access to a Y when I was a kid. I found how important it was to me and my family as a single parent. I want to be sure it continues to serve my grandchildren, their children, and their children’s children.” Carol — YMCA Heritage Club Member
“We decided to include the YMCA in our planning for the future — a future that we will not be part of. That kind of planning is a thoughtful business. We look at the Y as an another investment. It has a proven track record. It has great prospects for the future. By naming the YMCA in our estate planning, we are making an investment in the future that will pay dividends to children and families long after we are gone”. Barbara & Joe — YMCA Heritage Club Members.