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Legacy of YWCA: YWCA High Point has served our community since 1920 by focusing on programming dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. By including YWCA in your personal legacy, know that your gift will allow us to continue to benefit the health and well-being of our community for the next 100 years.


YWCA is always appreciative of any gift of any size. We also recognize that while your philanthropy is of great benefit to us, it should also be financially beneficial to you. Through proper planning, you can make gifts to YWCA that will benefit you in a variety of ways, such as generating an income stream, providing income tax deductions, reducing capital gains taxes, and reducing or eliminating estate taxes.

Everyone’s financial situation and goals are different and you should consult with a tax advisor for advice specific to your own situation.


There are many ways you can leave a legacy to sustain the mission of YWCA, while at the same time providing yourself and your family with significant tax benefits. The chart below may help you get started thinking about what methods of giving meet your goals and provide the benefits you seek.


Method: Gift of cash or tangible personal property.

Tax/Financial Benefit: Deduct up to 100% of the gift for federal income tax purposes, subject to adjusted gross income limitations.

Method: Gift of appreciated stock.

Tax/Financial Benefit: Avoid capital gains tax on stock appreciation.

Method: Gift of closely-held business stock.

Tax/Financial Benefit: Receive federal income tax deduction and avoid capital gains tax.

Method: Charitable Bequest

Tax/Financial Benefit: Retain control and flexibility over your assets during your lifetime while reducing estate taxes.

Method: Name YWCA as a beneficiary of your retirement assets.

Tax/Financial Benefit: Avoid taxes on retirement plan assets.

Method: Name YWCA as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy. Transfer ownership of the policy to YWCA.

Tax/Financial Benefit: Use tax savings and income from a charitable gift (such as a charitable remainder trust) to pay insurance premiums.

Method: Charitable remainder annuity trust.

Tax/Financial Benefit: Receive fixed income amount, take an immediate income tax deduction, and avoid capital gains tax.

Method: Charitable remainder unitrust.

Tax/Financial Benefit: Receive variable income amount, take an immediate income tax deduction, and avoid capital gains tax.

Method: Charitable lead trust.

Tax/Financial Benefit: Freeze the value of assets contributed to the trust for gift and estate tax purposes and avoid estate tax on future appreciation.


Contact Heidi Majors, Executive Director, to discuss Planned Giving opportunities and learn more about YWCA High Point’s programming.

The YWCA has provided opportunities, programs, and support that is specific to my needs.

Anna Austin

I’ve never been to an organization that is more accommodating and friendlier than the YWCA of High Point.

Debora Karsetter

Good swimming, good fitness, good friends.

Paul Zejda

It’s convenient, has a great atmosphere, and a great selection of programs for the amount of pay.

Thomas Reid

The YWCA is that place that is like a third home to me. The people are super friendly, super welcoming, and super caring. That is what really makes the YWCA a place I love to be.

Michelle Chapin

Everyone I’ve come in contact with at the YWCA is genuinely nice and helpful. They are attentive to my needs and I always feel comfortable at the YWCA.

Marion Cobb

Along with the calm and pleasant atmosphere, the YWCA’s fitness programs that are offered have improved my overall health.

Barbara Phillips

I only have the highest things to say about the YWCA. The facilities and programs have met the specific needs of my wife and I and the people know us by name. Overall, it has been a great fit for us.

Elva and John Mays

The YWCA is convenient for me and my schedule. They are always consistent in their programs and always hospitable.

Teresa Owens

I appreciate the reliability and availability of their programs and amenities.

Kay Maynard