Ways to Give


Our online donation site allows you to securely give to McGaw YMCA with a one-time or monthly gift with any major credit card or direct debit from your checking account.

Give By Mail or Phone

Mail your check payable to McGaw YMCA to the address below:

ATTN: Development Office
1000 Grove Street
Evanston, IL 60201

In the check's memo section, please designate the allocation of your gift.

To make a gift over the phone or to update your donor info, please call the Development Office at 847-475-7400 ext. 297.

Stock Gifts

A gift of stock (or other appreciated property) entitles you to a tax deduction for the market value of the donated stock (not just your cost basis). If the stock you wish to donate has been held for more than one year, you can avoid capital gains tax on any appreciation of the stock by donating the stock prior to sale. The McGaw YMCA benefits by selling the stock without paying taxes on the gain, and you benefit from making a contribution that would be larger than what you might have been able to donate in cash.

To make a gift of stock:

  • Account Number: 4241– 1443
  • Account Title: McGaw YMCA
  • Contact: Lance Park – (224) 456-5049
  • Receiving DTC Brokerage: Charles Schwab & Co
  • DTC Clearing Number: 0164

When you initiate the gift transfer, please let us know the name of stock and number of shares so we can look for it in our account. This information ensures we can connect the donor to the gift. To ensure that you receive appropriate credit for your stock gift, please email Katie Trippi or call 847-475-7400 ext. 226 with your information (including name, stock and number of shares).

To ensure that your gift is used in accordance with your wishes, send a copy of the stock transfer letter to us at the address below:

ATTN: Development Office
1000 Grove Street
Evanston, IL 60201

Planned Gift

Leave a lasting legacy with a planned gift to the Y. You have the power to ensure that YMCA programs are accessible to everyone in our community for generations to come. Whether you want to benefit us after your lifetime, arrange a gift that pays you income, or start making an impact today, we can help you find the charitable plan that meets your needs.

Give Your Time

Volunteering at the Y is a fun and rewarding way to support your neighbors, strengthen your community, and connect with amazing people.

Our Commitment to Our Donors

We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.

This policy applies to information received by McGaw YMCA online, offline, through mobile applications, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.

To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation. Donor information is used to provide receipts, donor stewardship and internal research and analysis.

The McGaw YMCA is a good steward of your donations. Review our profile on Guidestar.org or read about us on Charitynavigator.org to learn more about how we put donors’ dollars to work.

We're Here to Help

If you need more information or have questions, please email our Development team and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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