Ways To Give

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Ways To Donate

The YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County needs your help to continue the vital work of eliminating racism and empowering women in our community.

• Your annual gifts make such a difference to the YWCA, have you considered leaving a planned gift to the YWCA?
• Would you consider including the YWCA in your estate plans?
• After you’ve taken care of your family, would you consider leaving the YWCA in your will?
• Are we already in your estate plans?


Retirement Plan/Life Insurance policies

Use the present to invest in the YWCA’s future.

Did you realize that you can make a gift to the YWCA by assigning the YWCA as a beneficiary to your life insurance policy or retirement fund?

Tomorrow’s results are created by today’s dreamers. Many people dream of a way to help the YWCA grow in the future. Some find that a good way to accomplish that is to designate the YWCA as the beneficiary of all or part of your retirement plan or life insurance policy.

Planned Giving/Bequests

Have you considered leaving a gift to the YWCA in your will?

Your support of the YWCA could be as easy as a simple designation in your will. You may want to include a gift of money, stock or property to the YWCA. Your gift will be a lasting tribute to your commitment to Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women, while guaranteeing the YWCA’s long-term future. It won’t affect your cash flow during your lifetime and can be revoked or amended if your situation changes.

Legal Name: Young Women’s Christian Association of Rochester and Monroe County
Tax ID: 16-0743248

Contact Us

For further information on how to include the YWCA in your charitable giving plans, please contact Carrie Michel-Wynne at 585.368.2294.

The information provided here does not constitute legal or financial advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional counsel. The YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County encourages you to consult professional legal, estate planning, and financial advice before deciding on a course of action.


We at YWCA of Rochester & Monroe County feel the shockwaves following the death of George Floyd, a black man suffocated by a white police officer earlier this week. We send our condolences to the family and friends of George Floyd, and of Ahmed Aubrey, and Breonna Taylor – to all victims of hate crimes and communities of color. We are also thinking of our sisters and brothers at YWCA Minneapolis and the whole Minneapolis-St. Paul community through this difficult and frightening time.

As an organization with a mission of eliminating racism, we believe we must all do our part to promote and achieve racial equality. We MUST take a stand. We must unite in our vision of a community with peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

We believe that addressing this specific incident alone won’t be enough to prevent future incidents of police violence against Black people, and people of color in America. Our country’s failure to address institutional racism is costing lives. Racism is why coronavirus is killing more people of color than white people. Racism is why police shootings are a leading cause of death for young Black men. Racism is why Black mothers die more frequently in childbirth. Racism has no place in the America we all deserve.

At YWCA, we demand a world of equity and human decency. We envision a world of opportunity. We commit ourselves to the work of racial justice. We will get up and continue to do the work until injustice is rooted out, until institutions are transformed, until the world sees women, girls, and people of color the way we do: Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable.

Please join us in our mission to eliminate racism and empower women by speaking up and speaking out against racism in our world.  Learn more through the YWCA Toolkit for Change at https://www.ywcarochester.org/toolkit-for-change/