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Ways to Give

Cash and Pledges – You can make an immediate donation to the Y with one- to five-year pledges. Make the donation online by clicking Give Now or send it to: Somerset County YMCA, Attention: Development Office, 140 Mount Airy Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.

Outright Gifts - Cash or outright gifts that support the YMCA’s Capital projects and Endowment are significant, beginning at $10,000 and above. Such gifts may be designated for specific purposes or may be restricted.

Matching Gifts – Your gift could be doubled or even tripled with a matching gift from your employer. Check with your Human Resources Department to obtain the information and correct forms.

United Way – If your employer participates with the United Way, you can designate your donation for Somerset County YMCA branches. Check with your Human Resources Department to obtain the information and correct forms.

Tribute and Memorial Gifts – Make a gift to the Annual Campaign and honor a friend or loved one. Just let us know on behalf of whom the donation is made.

Marketable Securities – Contribute these appreciated assets directly to the YMCA. Contact the Development Office at Somerset County YMCA for information on how to transfer securities.

Beneficiary Designation – Include the Somerset County YMCA in your will or in a life insurance policy naming the Y as the beneficiary.

Charitable Trust or Gift Annuity – Establish a form of charitable trust and/or annuity.

Property Such as Real Estate, Automobiles or Boats - Gifts of property such as primary or vacation residences, commercial property, automobiles or boats can be made during your lifetime as an outright gift or can be conveyed by bequest. These gifts must receive preliminary approval from the President/CEO and/or the Board of Directors of Somerset County YMCA.

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Contributions to the YMCA are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. All donors will be listed in Somerset County YMCA's Annual Report; as well as on our website.

For more information, please contact Theresa Valentino, Chief Development Officer, 908 766 7898 x508 or email.

To make a payment online for an existing pledge, please visit My Account.

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Annual Campaign

We invite you to connect with real members whose lives have been transformed by Y programs and see where your gift goes by checking out our Annual Campaign Brochure.

  • Levels of Giving

    Chairman’s Roundtable

    Pinnacle $20,000 and up Your gift of $22,000 enables 10 children with special needs to participate in the STARS program and learn to swim – a vital life skill.
    Legacy $10,000-$19,999 When you donate $10,000, your gift allows a preschool age child to attend all-day child care at the YMCA.
    Founders $5,000-$9,999 When you donate $5,000, your gift enables one child to attend summer camp for eight weeks.
    Benefactor $3,000-$4,999 Your gift of $4,000 provides four active older adults with the opportunity to meet weekly and participate in YMCA programs and services.
    Member $1,000- $2,999 When you donate $1,200 you provide a chance for a family with financial difficulties to strengthen and enrich the quality of their lives through a year-long YMCA family membership.


    Century Club

    Gold Triangle $500-$999 When you donate $500, you will support the LIVESTRONG™ at the YMCA program, a free program for cancer patients and survivors.
    Silver Triangle $250-$499 When you donate $250, you will support an individual in Career Forum to network and learn job skills as well as provide them with a three-month adult membership.
    Bronze Triangle $100-$249 When you donate $100, you will provide a child the opportunity to learn how to swim, build confidence and become water-safe.
    Friends of the YMCA Up to $100 When you donate $50, you will support programs geared towards keeping older adults active and healthy.
Matching Gifts

Many employers are committed to supporting causes and communities that are meaningful to their employees. They do this by providing support to nonprofits by matching their employees’ gifts to these organizations. The impact of your gift may be doubled or possibly tripled!

Please check with your Human Resources department to see if your company will match your gift. Note, even if your last gift to the Y was several months ago, most companies will still provide matching funds within the calendar year.

To obtain matching funds, please contact your employer (typically through your Human Resources department) and report the charitable gift you have made. Your company will then verify your gift with Somerset County YMCA before sending us a matching contribution on your behalf.

Thank you for multiplying the impact of your donated dollar! If you have any questions, please contact our Development Office at 908 766 7898 x100.

Endowment Fund

Strengthen Tomorrow Endowment Fund for Somerset Hills YMCA

Our wonderful volunteers, who are ambassadors of the Y’s mission, have played a significant and vital role in helping us to build our endowment fund to over $4 million in the last 3 years. We are so grateful to everyone who contributed to setting the foundation for future growth.

The Endowment is a permanent fund and a vital source of perpetual support for Somerset Hills YMCA, a branch of Somerset County YMCA. Endowment principal is not spent. It is carefully managed to yield a steady, reliable and perpetual stream of funding that is independent of operating revenue and other fluctuating income sources. Through prudent investment and judicious stewardship, the purchasing power of endowed funds grows over time.

Endowment income provides financial stability and allows a community service organization like our Y to pursue and implement long range planning initiatives with confidence – to continue to offer financial assistance to those who can’t afford program and membership fees, to fund important mission-based programs, and to expand our outreach to underserved members of the community, among many other challenges.

In short, the Endowment Fund, with major donor support, will be the vital bridge from today to tomorrow, filling the void and making sure we’re there for the next generation.