Ways to Give

► Cash Gifts

A gift of cash entitles a donor to the most generous federal income tax deduction available for charitable contributions. You may deduct up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income for gifts of cash and may carry any amount over that figure forward for up to five additional years. You can make a cash gift online.

Gift by Credit Card:
Make a gift to The Summit Area YMCA with your credit card online. If you'd like to make a gift by credit card, but do not wish to make your gift on-line, please call us at 908-738-2173 and we will assist you in making a gift over the phone.

Gift by Check:
Make your check payable to The Summit Area YMCA, and send to:
The Summit Area YMCA
ATTN: Development Office
99 Morris Ave
Summit, NJ 07901

Recurring Gift:
A recurring gift is an ongoing, specific gift amount determined by a donor that is charged weekly or monthly to a donor’s credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express). Recurring gifts can be set up to run as a onetime charge in a future month. Your recurring gifts will be a dependable source of support that The Y can count on throughout the year. To get started visit our giving page and select “weekly” or “monthly” and the duration.

Sample Monthly Donations
Beginning in the month of January and ending the following December:
$5 per month = $60 per year
$10 per month = $120 per year
$25 per month = $300 per year


Please forward any information regarding a pending stock transfer to Kaitlin Casey at kaitlin.casey@thesay.org or 908-738-2173. The donor's name is not transferred with the stock information. Providing us with information relating to the transfer will ensure stock gifts are appropriately attributed to the donor.

Gifts of securities will be valued at full market value on the date of the transfer to The Y.

Gifts of stock may be transferred to Mariner Wealth Advisors using the following information:

Account #: 656-479814
Fidelity DTC #0226
National Financial Services, LLC

Below is the information if you need to contact Mariner Wealth directly:
Zach Oyer
Mariner Wealth Advisors
One Main Street, Suite 202
Chatham, NJ 07928
(973) 635-3929

Securities may be endorsed in blank (the donor's signature only) and sent to the above address. If stock certificates are endorsed, please send a stock power to the Y under separate cover on which only the signature has been filled in.

Marketable Securities:
A gift of appreciated securities that you have held for more than one year is frequently the most economic way to give. You will be eligible to take a federal income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift for up to thirty percent of your adjusted gross income and will not have to recognize the appreciation as capital gain.


Please use the instructions below to make a donation through wire/ACH:

Pay To: Investors Bank - Short Hills
ABA Routing No: 221272031

Beneficiary Instructions
For the Benefit of: The Summit Area YMCA
Account No: 539902648


Planned gifts and bequests provide vital funds to strengthen and sustain The Y’s impact in our community in the future. Examples of planned gifts are naming The Y as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy, a pension or 401(k) plan, an IRA, and naming The Y as a beneficiary within charitable remainder trusts and charitable gift annuities.

► Matching Gifts

Your gift could be doubled or even tripled with a matching gift from your employer. Please contact your company's personnel office for specific information about your employer's matching gift program. 

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