You have the potential to do something extraordinary, and be forever remembered for the legacy you left behind.

Creating A Lifeline Together

YWCA Spokane’s Legacy Circle recognizes individuals who plan to make future gifts through their estates.

Members of YWCA Legacy Circle share a strong common bond of generosity and visionary leadership, supporting YWCA Spokane’s lifeline of critical programs and services for women and children impacted by domestic violence, homelessness, and unemployment.

We welcome the opportunity to recognize those who are helping to make the future of those we serve possible.

Making The Future Possible

As a member of YWCA Legacy Circle, you will receive a personalized welcome package, commemorative pin, periodic eNews updates, and invitations to special events.

To become a member of YWCA Legacy Circle, simply notify YWCA Spokane Development Office of your intentions.
We can provide sample bequest language for inclusion in your will or trust, or otherwise assist you with a plan that meets your philanthropic and financial goals.

Optional benefits of membership is the listing of your name on the official YWCA Legacy Circle honor roll, which may be published from time to time in connection with special events and publications. In addition, members will also have their name displayed on an honorary plaque welcoming friends as they enter our facility. If you prefer to remain anonymous, we are happy to honor your wishes.

YWCA Spokane’s Legacy Circle

We are deeply grateful for our YWCA Spokane Legacy Circle. Together we celebrate and remember the following special friends of the YWCA for their planned giving, lasting legacy, and heartfelt support.

  • Barbara Rutherford
  • Caryl White
  • Dennis Bernard
  • Dolly Richendifer
  • Dolly Richendifer
  • Dorothy Pattee
  • Elaine Linden
  • Elizabeth Welty
  • Harriet Brakke
  • Harriett Fix
  • Helen Colville
  • Helene Ingraham
  • Ina Johnston
  • Jean McReynolds
  • Lillian Whitehouse Lyle
  • Linda Kedzora
  • Lois Kester
  • Lorna Carroll
  • Margaret Hopkins
  • Mary Louise Howard
  • Merald Yingst
  • Opal E Coates
  • Pearl Marie Platz
  • Rose Barbara Gibbs Skinner
  • Sherry Knott
  • Shirley Elaine Brendel
  • Virginia Brown

Leaving A Gift Is Easy

Bequests from a will or trust are the most common way to leave a gift to YWCA Spokane. Some people set aside a certain dollar amount. Others leave a percentage of the estate or assets left over after providing for their family. Others have made YWCA Spokane the beneficiary of 401K/IRA plans or insurance policies, or have established a Charitable Gift Annuity or a Charitable Remainder Trust to the Association.

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YWCA Spokane Development Office
Dana Morris Lee | YWCA Chief Philanthropy Officer | 509-742-0111

YWCA Spokane
930 N. Monroe St. | Spokane, WA 99201