Legacy Giving is a powerful way to make a difference in the lives of others. At YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, we work hard to make your contribution count by supporting women across our city in areas of business and entrepreneurship, racial justice, sexual violence and family care. Together, we’ll continue to provide tools and opportunities that empower these women to strengthen their communities and create their own legacies. Click here to see our current Legacy Circle members.

Why Your Gift Matters

When you give to YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, you’re contributing to more than an organization—you’re connecting 200,000 women, children and families with tools that grant support and instill confidence. Your gift comes to life through programs that provide onsite job training, inspire new generations of female scientists, offer counseling for sexual assault victims and ultimately create better outcomes for women across our city. Because when you empower one woman, you help strengthen an entire community.

How to Contribute

Help ensure YWCA Metropolitan Chicago’s 145-year legacy of empowering women continues by giving a gift of securities, a gift of memory or honor, or by naming YWCA Metropolitan Chicago in your will. This thoughtful contribution will help to preserve our existing programs and expand our work to support future generations. It’s a simple way to make a sizeable impact.


Brian Starr
Director, Inspired Engagement
(312) 762-2710

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