Planned Giving

Legacy gifts and planned giving are great ways to leverage your philanthropic priorities. Let YWCA Mankato help you make a lasting investment. Our team will work alongside financial advisors and tax professionals to be sure your gift is in good hands. 

The YWCA Women's Fund

Everyone deserves the opportunity to leave a legacy. The YWCA strongly values long-term sustainability. This belief [coupled with a few strategic partners] has led to the creation of the YWCA Women’s Fund.

This fund is an endowment unique to southern Minnesota, made possible through a partnership with the Mankato Area Foundation (MAF). MAF is a donor-driven community foundation whose purpose is to improve the livability in greater Mankato through philanthropy, convening individuals and organizations to find local solutions. The Women's Fund will provide the YWCA with a secure source of funds for the enrichment of our programs, stability of the organization. Development and growth of the Women’s Fund will ensure YWCA Mankato remains a presence in this community for years to come.

We encourage all donors considering planned giving to fill out a confidential letter of intent. A letter of intent is not a binding document and can be revoked or changed at any time. The purpose of a letter of intent is to help us be good stewards of your future gift.

For more information about planned giving, please contact the YWCA at (507) 386-2180 or

Cindy's Legacy...

Cindy Steiner

“I decided I didn’t need a new SUV. Instead, I chose to direct the monthly payments budgeted towards a higher purpose; a gift of life insurance to the YWCA, a nonprofit that means a great deal to me. The policy I have was incredibly easy to set up and is irrevocably owned by a community foundation. I get a current tax deduction for the premiums paid and the YWCA will someday get the tax-free death benefit from the foundation. Not only does it feel like the right thing to do, but I think all legacy donors will agree with me when I say it gives me great satisfaction and pleasure.”

Tribute Gifts

Elizabeth Kearney

Do you know someone who embodies the mission of YWCA Mankato? Any donate or gift can be given in memory or honor of a loved one. Tribute gifts are a great way to remember and recognize the service of someone close to you and the YWCA. To set up a tribute gift, memorial gift or scholarship, please contact Laura Stevens at or (507) 386-2180.