Endowment funds are permanent funds whose principal is never used, but the interest income it generates supports the Y's urgently needed programs that encourage everyone to learn, grow, and thrive. It is the permanency of the Fund that makes it so vital. Donations can be made to established and new endowments at any time or as a part of your planned giving.

If you have questions or would like to give to one of the Y's endowments, please contact Jill Haboush, Chief Development Officer, at 269-683-1552 or jhaboush@ymcagm.org.

Established Endowment Funds

Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA
  • Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA Endowment Fund #293 (annual operations/programs/capital)
  • Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA Endowment Fund #294 (annual operations/programs/capital)
  • Mike Ahern Camp Scholarship Endowment Fund (scholarships)
Niles-Buchanan YMCA
  • Lucille B. Coles Scholarship Endowment for the Niles-Buchanan YMCA (scholarships)
  • Mahlon J. and Thelma C. Smith YMCA Capital Endowment (capital improvements)
  • Midge & Tim Tyler Memorial Agency Fund (annual operations/programs/capital)
  • Midge & Tim Tyler Memorial Fund 3rd Party (annual operations/programs/capital)
  • Niles-Buchanan YMCA 3rd Party Endowment Fund (annual operations/programs/capital)
  • Niles-Buchanan YMCA Agency Endowment Fund (annual operations/programs/capital)
YMCA Camp Eberhart
  • E.M. Morris Trust (Morris Lodge)
  • Barbara Emmons YMCA Camp Eberhart Campership Fund (scholarships)
  • Mary Morris Leighton Leadership Lodge at YMCA Camp Eberhart Fund (Leighton Lodge)
  • Peter Kreig Memorial Fund for Camp Eberhart (waterfront)
  • YMCA Camp Eberhart Facilities Fund (maintain, construct or renovate capital assets)
  • YMCA Camp Eberhart Fund (annual operations/programs)
  • The Denise Peters Award to Provide College Scholarships to Staff (staff scholarships for continuing education)
YMCA O’Brien Center
  • YMCA Charles Martin Fund (outreach programs for low-income youth)
  • YMCA Fund (annual operations/programs)
  • YMCA of Michiana, Inc. - South Bend Tribune Fund (support South Bend Tribune employees)