YWCA Spokane Legacy Circle

Make a Lasting Impact—Now and Beyond Your Lifetime

A Legacy of Lives Changed

YWCA Spokane’s Legacy Circle honors the compassion, generosity and foresight of the incredible individuals who have chosen to include the work of YWCA Spokane in their wills and estate plans. 

Since the first 90 women pledged support to YWCA Spokane upon our inception in 1903, countless lives have been changed thanks to the generosity and leadership of Spokane community members. Building on this incredible legacy, you can choose for your own legacy to support a lifeline for women, children, and families for generations to come. 

A Future Without Violence

Vision

YWCA Spokane is driven by our mission to eliminate racism and empower women.

Together with our Legacy Circle donors, we envision a future without violence in an inclusive and thriving community transformed by racial and gender equity, with peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all people.

Commitment

We've been here since 1903 and plan to be here until the work is done. This is the commitment we make to you:

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.

Investment

In 2023 we launched our first endowment, The Forever Fund. 

Unless otherwise designated, your legacy gift will be invested as the principle in this fund where it will grow for generations to come. The interest gained will be used to fund YWCA Spokane’s services as a dependable source of income in an unpredictable future.

Planning Your Gift

There are many ways for anyone to leave a transformational gift to YWCA Spokane. We can help guide you through the process, including providing sample bequest language that can be used to support YWCA Spokane's mission through your estate.

Give Through Your Will

A bequest is a simple way to provide for the future of YWCA Spokane. 

Through your will or revocable living trust, you can make a gift of:

  • A specific dollar amount
  • A particular asset
  • A portion of what remains after other distributions have been made

Designate a Benificiary

Naming YWCA Spokane as a beneficiary is a simple and affordable way to make a meaningful gift.

You can designate YWCA Spokane as a beneficiary of:

  • A life insurance policy
  • Your IRA or other retirement plan
  • An investment account
  • A bank account

Contact Us

We are here to help you start creating your legacy at YWCA Spokane.

Philanthropy Office
509-789-9305
giving@ywcaspokane.org

Our Impact

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Our Stories

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Our Services

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Blog

Jun 20, 2024 Jun 22 @ 3:52 am

2024 Pride Re-Cap

YWCA Spokane joins thousands in Spokane for the 2024 Pride parade and festival.

Jun 4, 2024 Jun 22 @ 3:52 am

Gender-Based Violence in Conflict Zones

After we held this year’s Equity for All event, which included a focus on maternal mortality, it’s crucial to draw attention to the plight of women in the world’s conflict zones.

Jun 4, 2024 Jun 22 @ 3:52 am

Mission Moment – WOC Classes

About The Women’s Opportunity Center (WOC) offers a safe, supportive, and confidential environment for survivors of trauma so they can rest, recover, and rebuild. These learning opportunities are designed to foster healing after trauma while nurturing a supportive community. All…

Events

May 6, 2024 Jun 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

DV 101 Training: Recognize. Respond. Refer.

June 24th, 2024 10:00am – 11:30am Join YWCA Spokane for this important free, virtual training on June 24th. Learn more about intimate partner domestic violence, how to help a friend, and about YWCA Spokane’s free and confidential services. This Training…

May 20, 2024 Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

DV 101 Training: Recognize. Respond. Refer.

June 27th, 2024 2:00pm – 3:30pm Join YWCA Spokane for this important free, virtual training on June 27th. Learn more about intimate partner domestic violence, how to help a friend, and about YWCA Spokane’s free and confidential services. This Training…

May 20, 2024 Jul 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

DV 201 Training: Learning in Action

July 15th, 2024 10:00am – 11:30am Join YWCA Spokane for this new free, virtual training on July 15th. Learn more about the unique barriers and challenges survivors navigate on a daily basis and talk through how you might help a…