Here’s how you can make a difference!
YWCA Evanston/North Shore encourages you to get involved and make a difference in our community. One of the easiest ways to contribute is with on online donation.
YWCA Evanston/North Shore encourages you to get involved and make a difference in our community. An easy way to support our community is by making an online donation today.
YWCA provides a variety of opportunities for you to make an individual gift.
Donate securely online using your credit card. You can make a one-time gift, or become a monthly donor. Monthly donations will be automatically charged to your credit card, and can be changed or canceled at any time.
Contact Kathy Slaughter, Chief Development Officer at 224-420-3272 to make a credit card donation over the phone.
Donate by check and mail to
YWCA Evanston/North Shore
1215 Church Street
Evanston, IL 60201
BY PAYROLL DEDUCTION:
Many companies and organizations offer their employees an opportunity to make charitable gifts using payroll deductions. Check with your Human Resources department to see if this is an option for you.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
If you have questions about any of our giving programs, please contact Kathy Slaughter, Chief Development Officer, at 224-420-3272.
Your monthly gift will have a lasting impact and provide year-round support for the individuals we serve.
The work of YWCA Evanston/North Shore has never been more important! By giving monthly, you provide dependable financial support for critical YWCA programs that help families.
- EFFECTIVE – your monthly gift helps support programs that provide safety and shelter, financial education and job training, swim scholarships, and racial equity training.
- POWERFUL – your monthly gift helps fuel innovative programs and new initiatives to meet the changing needs of our communities.
- CONVENIENT – your monthly gift is automatically charged to your credit card and can be revised or cancelled at any time!
SIMPLIFY YOUR GIVING – BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR TODAY!
Simply select “I WOULD LIKE TO BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR” on our donation form.
Gifts to Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) have become popular vehicles for charitable giving due to favorable tax benefits.
DAFs are named charitable giving accounts that are set up under a public charity, most often a sponsoring financial or community institution. To set up a DAF, donors make a gift of cash or other assets to the financial institution, receive a tax deduction, and as a “donor advisor” are then able to make grant recommendations to the charities you care about.
How to Make a Gift
Giving through your DAF is easy. There are two ways to make a gift to the YWCA Evanston/North Shore:
- Option 1 – Simply contact your financial institution to recommend a grant to YWCA Evanston/ North Shore. Our tax identification number is 36-2193618.
- Option 2 – Click here to complete the process online using FreeWill.
We are happy to recognize your donations to YWCA Evanston/North Shore, whether made via a DAF or other sources, in our Annual Impact Report.
This information is not intended as legal or tax advice. For information on how your philanthropic giving may affect your tax situation, please consult with your financial advisor.
When you transfer gifts of appreciated stock or other securities to YWCA Evanston/North Shore, you are eligible for a tax deduction for fair market value. You can designate your gift for a specific fund or purpose.
You can transfer gifts of stock online using FreeWill. Click here to get started. If you prefer not to use this online tool, see these instructions:
- Instructions for making a gift of stock for General Operating Support
- Instructions for making a gift of stock to the Capital Campaign
For more information about donating stock or other securities to YWCA Evanston/North Shore, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Leadership Circle is comprised of donors who make annual contributions of $5,000 or more to YWCA Evanston/North Shore. It is our premier donor community, offering opportunities for donors to connect more deeply with our mission and our programs. Leadership Circle gifts provide critical operating support for all YWCA programs, and impact thousands of women, children and families throughout our service area. These annual gifts are an important investment in the well-being of our communities.
By giving $5,000 or more, you are automatically included in our Leadership Circle. Click here to make a gift online today, or contact us at email@example.com.
You can invest in YWCA’s future by making a planned gift to the YWCA Evanston/North Shore Legacy Circle.
Legacy Circle planned gifts help to ensure the future growth and sustainability of our organization and ensure that future generations of women and families can benefit from YWCA Evanston/North Shore programs and services.
Joining the Legacy Circle
The YWCA Legacy Circle recognizes individuals that include YWCA Evanston/North Shore as a beneficiary in their will or estate plans, as well as those individuals that make a direct gift to the YWCA Evanston/North Shore Legacy Fund.
These gifts help strengthen our future by:
- Contributing to the long-term financial health of YWCA Evanston North Shore.
- Providing security in times of uncertain funding from public funding sources.
- Ensuring that YWCA will continue providing essential services to women, children and families in the communities we serve for many years to come.
The most common type of Legacy Circle gift is a bequest gift. In addition to helping to secure our future, bequest gifts enable donors to create a lasting expression of their own personal legacy.
You do not need to have great wealth or a complex estate plan to make a bequest gift. You can get started online using FreeWill today. Click here to learn more and get started.
Making a bequest gift is as easy as adding this suggested language to your will, along with our legal name and Tax ID:
- I give and bequeath to YWCA Evanston/North Shore, Evanston, IL 60201 the sum of $____ , (or ____% of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate) for the general purposes of supporting YWCA Evanston/North Shore.
- Legal name: YWCA Evanston/North Shore
- Tax ID: 36-2193618
A bequest gift can be made through your original will or in a codicil. It is revocable and you can amend anything you choose. In addition, we will not receive anything during your lifetime.
If you have already included YWCA Evanston/North Shore as a beneficiary in your will or estate plans, please let us know so that we may thank you and acknowledge your generosity.
*Planning your estate requires careful consideration. Please consult your attorney or tax advisor for professional advice.
Other Ways to Give
Many employers offer matching gift programs through which the company will make a separate gift that is equal, double, or even triple the amount of your gift. You can use the search engine below to see if your company has a matching gift program. It will also direct you to any forms you may need to fill out, and let you know which gifts apply for matching.
You can also contact your company’s Human Resources Department to learn more about your employer’s matching gift program. If available, they will provide you with the necessary forms to be completed and submitted along with your gift. One-time gifts, gifts of securities, and tributes and special gifts are all eligible for matching funds from employers.
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Your gift can be made in honor or memory of someone special in your life. Tributes and special gifts can serve to acknowledge a meaningful event, such as a birthday or graduation, or to send a special message to a loved on a meaningful occasion, such as Mother’s Day. We will send a letter sharing news of your gift to your designated recipient.
You can make a Tribute gift using our online donation form. Make sure to click the “I would like to dedicate this donation” checkbox, which will allow you to fill out the person you a dedicating your donation to, as well as where we can send an acknowledgment letter for your gift.
If you have any questions, please contact our Development Office at (224) 420-3272.
Buy a brick — in honor or in memory
Donate a personalized brick engraved with the name of your family, in honor of a special person in your life, or in memory of a loved one. Your brick donation will support the mission of YWCA, to eliminate racism and empower women.
Newly engraved bricks are installed every summer on the walkway near the Main Entrance at the south end of YWCA’s campus where hundreds of people will see it every day for years to come.
YWCA’s main building (1215 Church Street, Evanston) is accepting in-kind donations that have been approved by the in-kind gift manager, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the items you wish to donate and then once approved, items may be dropped off at the front desk.
Clothing donations of gently used and/or new women’s clothing and accessories may be dropped off at our resale shop YWCA Shop for Good (1107 Central Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091) read YWCA Shop for Good donation drop-off policy.
We love in-kind donations!
There are items we love, and items we cannot accept. We want to make sure your in-kind donations are put to good use, so please check our in-kind donation webpage before making any kind of donation.