Endowment Funds
The Gift That Grows

When you give to the YMCA General Endowment Fund, your support continues to impact lives long after your gift is made. A percentage of the investment income from the Endowment Fund is used to help sustain our commitment to health and wellness by supplementing the Y’s projects, programs, and services. Open the Endowment Packet to learn more about how you can make a lasting impact on our community.

How to Give
You can make a gift today to any of our endowment funds, including the YMCA Endowment Fund or one of the Special Gift Funds listed below.

  • Online: Click our "Donate" button found at the top of every page.
  • Mail: Complete this form and send a check to: Sara Herold, Monroe County YMCA, 2125 Highland Ave., Bloomington IN 47403
  • In Person: To set an appointment, please call Sara Herold at (812) 961-2169.

Special Gift Funds
Naming an endowment fund at the YMCA is easy – you can decide to make an outright gift or build the fund over time. As with all endowments, it is a permanent fund set aside for a special purpose: it creates an opportunity to provide support for a YMCA program or service that is meaningful to you and your family. Since the principal is never invaded, the fund becomes a growing, perpetual source of income for the program you have chosen to support.

To find out more, contact Sara Herold at (812) 961-2169 or sherold@monroecountyymca.org.

           Jonah Binkley Memorial Fund
       Provides camp scholarships for teens

          Ginger Rink Youth Fund
       Provides program enhancement and scholarship opportunities within our youth department

          Sonneborn Hearteam Fund
       Provides scholarships and equipment for the Cardiac Rehab program

          Marlene Vass Youth Fund
       Provides scholarships for Camp Arrowhead and financial support toward health initiatives for youth

          Craig Burk Memorial Fund
       Provides scholarships for youth interested in Strength Training Programs

          Tom & Deb Porter Aquatics Fund
       Supports the work of the Aquatics Department, which offers a lifetime of healthy, fun activities to
       people through water exercise, swim and safety lessons, and family recreation

          Leon & Thelma Thompson Fund
       Provides programs and needed equipment for the Prime Time Fitness programs

          Wayne Nichols Youth Scholarship Fund
       In memory of Joanne "Ruff" Hufnagel
       Provides youth scholarships to children based on potential for athletic and academic achievement

          Ruth Clifford Engs & Jeffrey L. Franz Fit for Life Fund
       Provides funds for the Fit for Life Program to provide a supportive environment to improve personal
       health and establish healthy behavior

Questions?
Sara Herold
Development Director
sherold@MonroeCountyYMCA.org
(812)961-2169