A tribute gift to the Y commemorates or honors a special person such as a loved one, friend, or colleague.

These gifts are often made to celebrate a milestone, acknowledge the birth of a baby, recognize a birthday or anniversary, thank a Y staff member, or remember a loved one. We will acknowledge your gift and notify the person being honored, or next-of-kin, of your kind and thoughtful charitable contribution without disclosing the gift amount.

These gifts will allow the Y to continue its important mission of service to our communities.  

Make a Tribute Gift

Many families choose to ask others to make a charitable gift in lieu of flowers in an obituary. Suggested wording:

In lieu of flowers, please consider giving to the YMCA (Branch Name) in memory of [individual’s name]. Gifts can be made online at www.ghymca.org. To make a gift by mail, please send checks payable to: YMCA (Branch Name), Attn: Memorial Gifts, Central Gift Processing Center, 50 State House Square, 2nd Floor, Hartford, CT 06013. Please include the name of the honoree in the memo line.

If you have any questions regarding Tribute Gifts, please contact the YMCA's Development Department at 860 595 3034 or complete the form below and a Development team member will contact you.