LEAVING A LEGACY As a member of the Iowa Great Lakes Community, I know that you share my hopes that the YMCA of the Okobojis will continue to be a strong, positive force in the lives of youth and families in this area for generations to come. The YMCA Heritage Club was established in the fall of 2011. The YMCA of the Okobojis is part of the Okoboji Foundation Family of Funds, giving us the ability to offer our donors the Endow Iowa Tax Credit available only through a qualified community foundation. The purpose of the endowment fund is to provide the YMCA with a stable financial base to carry out its mission today, while allowing for growth in the future. The YMCA’s Heritage Club includes those individuals who have arranged for a gift to the YMCA’s endowment fund in their estate plans. Those who have joined and will join in the future want to see the values of the YMCA continue to build a stronger community. Membership in the Heritage Club simply includes those who have arranged for bequests in a will or a living trust, created a charitable trust, or named the YMCA as a beneficiary of a life insurance or retirement plan. If you have put off creating or updating your will, take the time now to make your wishes known! Please allow us to partner with your legal and tax advisors to help you plan for tomorrow. View the Heritage Club Brochure!