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​​​​​​When you support the YMCA of Greater Omaha, you help us strengthen the foundation of community by allowing us to continue our mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We build strong kids, strong families and strong communities, focused on Healthy Living, Youth Development and Social Responsibility. It’s donations and support like yours that help us to deliver these valuable services and programs. 

Each year, the YMCA of Greater Omaha provides direct financial assistance for childcare, camp, swim lessons, youth sports, health & well-being programs and Y membership. 

Donors like you are truly the backbone, the strength that allows us to serve in the ways that we do. This year, our needs are bigger, different and more urgent than ever. Please consider a life-impacting gift today. Thank you!

  Give a Gift Today    Donor Bill of Rights

Showcase your YMCA support on a YMCA of Greater Omaha Digital Donor Board! All Strong Communities Campaign gifts of $250+ will receive individual or business recognition. At the YMCA of Greater Omaha, we are here to create connections with our neighbors, build brighter futures, support youth achievement, and encourage healthier lifestyles. We know that when we work together, the outcomes for our community are strong!  


Your name on the donor recognition TVs on a slide with 5 other names.


Your name on the donor recognition TVs on a slide with 3 other names.


A donor TV slide exclusively with your name, plus the option to use your logo.


Endowment at the YMCA of Greater Omaha:

Our endowment consists of funds or property donated by organizations, groups, or individuals to be used as a source of income for future growth. This is an investment in the future of children and families for generations to come in the Omaha, Valley, Glenwood and Council Bluffs areas. 

Heritage Club: 

The YMCA of Greater Omaha Heritage Club recognizes those who have made a commitment to the support and strengthening of our future with a bequest provision, beneficiary designation, or other planned gift.

Wish to make a planned gift or have questions? Please contact Tera Thomas, Vice President of Advancement at


Ways to Make a Planned Gift:

One of the most influential ways of supporting the Y’s commitment to help make our community a safe and healthy place for children, families, teens and adults to live is through a gift to the endowment. Strengthening our endowment enhances our programs and services today while building the necessary foundation to perpetuate the important work of the Y for future generations. Our endowment fund is invested to maximize the long-term return of the fund without exposing the portfolio to excessive risk. This ensures that the fund will grow over time.

You may wish to consider including the Y in your will or living trust. In this way, a fixed amount, specific asset, or percentage of your estate may be set aside as a bequest, and qualify for estate deductions.

Naming the Y as a beneficiary of your retirement fund or life insurance policy paves the way for a large future gift. You may also contribute a policy that is no longer needed, and be eligible to realize a charitable income tax deduction.