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Thank you to our Social Media Sponsors: 
Bank Iowa, Belt Auto & Trailer Sales & RK Belt & Sons, Inc., Body Basics Chiropractic, Fareway, Good Samaritan Society Red Oak & Villisca, Great Western Bank, Healthy Turf Lawn, Houghton State Bank, John's Heating & A/C Services, Johnson Auto Parts, Medicap Pharmacy, 
Orme Lawn Service, Parker Hannifin, Red Oak Chrysler, Rubey Realty, Dave Carbaugh State Farm Insurance, Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture

The Montgomery County Family YMCA Board of Directors back in 1998 had the wise vision to implement and develop an Endowment committee which later became a group of nine elected men and women that became trustees of the YMCA endowment fund for 3 year terms.

The YMCA endowment program is to build long-range stability for the Montgomery County Family YMCA. This is not an appeal for any funds now, but a request that you would consider including the YMCA in your long-range estate plans. By doing this now, the possible tax advantages to you can increase the value of your estate, enabling you to do much more than you ever dreamed possible. Montgomery County Family YMCA friends and patrons may contribute to the YMCA endowment fund program by several methods:

  • Make an outright gift of money, land, stock, insurance, copyrights, oil rights, letter stock or an individual fractional interest to the Endowment Fund of the Montgomery County Family YMCA

  • Make or revise a will directing a percentage, a fixed amount or through a contingency statement, an eventual gift to the Montgomery County Family YMCA Endowment Fund.

  • Name the Montgomery County Family YMCA Endowment Fund as a primary or secondary beneficiary of an insurance policy.

There is no "minimum requirement" as to the gift's size or amount. The YMCA's Endowment Fund gives everyone the opportunity that wishes to perpetuate the good work of the Montgomery County Family YMCA.

Download this helpful PDF to guide you and your legal advisers when it comes to planning your will and including the YMCA.

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It is with deep gratitude that we recognize and acknowledge our local and regional donors for their continued dedication and support of the Y's mission, programs and services. Together we are committed to giving young people the resources to reach their potential, providing individuals with the access and support to lead healthy lives and connecting neighbors so they can come together for the common good.
So far this year you have helped us raise approximately $53,029 for our Annual Support Campaign! Thank you for your continued support! 
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 -YMCA Staff
A message from our Executive Director: 

Hello YMCA friends! The American Taxpayer Relief Act on was passed on January 2nd, 2013 which included the IRA Charitable Rollover. This bill restores the IRA Charitable Rollover and permits its use in all of 2013. The IRS uses the term "qualified charitable distribution" to describe an IRA charitable rollover. A qualified charitable distribution is money that individuals who are 70½ or older may direct from their traditional IRA to eligible charitable organizations. The provision has a cap of $100,000 for charitable distributions from individual IRAs each year. Individuals may exclude the amount distributed directly to an eligible charity from their gross income.
Please contact your IRA Custodian or your financial advisor for the more information regarding the specific details on this wonderful opportunity to make charitable gifts and save on additional taxes. Distributions to the Montgomery County Family YMCA Endowment funds must come directly from your IRA Custodian to be excluded from your income.
Please feel free to contact the Montgomery County Family YMCA and ask for John Blomstedt, Interim Executive Director of the YMCA if you would like to participate in this unique way to save on taxes and donate to your favorite organization, the Montgomery County Family YMCA! Nick can be reached at 712-623-2161 Ext: #13 or email John at 

John Blomstedt
Interim Executive Director
Montgomery County Family YMCA

In November of 1992 a small group of people interested in Montgomery County
and its future, gathered to begin the process of bringing a YMCA to Montgomery County. Many were interested in providing safe and wholesome activities for kids and families. The YMCA, with its 153-year history of service to communities, is a leader in fitness, youth programs, swimming, recreation, child education, senior adults and much more. The Y is more than a gym. It’s a cause. As a charity, we’re dedicated to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the nation’s health and well-being, and giving back and providing support to our neighbors.

The Y has a long history of strengthening community because we are in the communities we serve. We strengthen communities by advocating for positive change. Nationwide, Y’s are active at all levels of government and have influenced 25,000 changes in laws or civic codes that enhance community life. From A to Z, our programs answer community needs with action and attention. We are a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. 

This year our goal to help make sure everyone in our community has access to our programs and facilities regardless of financial situation is $55,000.

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