Bequests

Bequests (or gifts through a donor’s will) are the most common type of planned charitable gift received by YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. Typically, a donor sets aside a certain dollar amount or percentage of their estate, or a specific asset to benefit the YWCA. The donor’s estate will receive a charitable tax deduction upon his or her death when the gift is made to charity. Bequests help the YWCA launch and also support important community programs, and prepare the organization for future growth.

The official bequest language for YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is:

“I give to YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, whose office address is 1 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60602, ___________ (insert either a specific dollar amount or a percentage of my estate) for ______________________ (general purposes).”

Tax ID # 36-2179765

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