Planned Giving

Make a Planned Gift: Sarah’s Legacy Society

Leave a Legacy with YWCA

YWCA Central Carolinas is proud to honor the legacy of Sarah Belk Gambrell, longtime supporter and board member emeritus, through Sarah’s Legacy Society, which recognizes supporters who leave YWCA Central Carolinas in their estate plans. 

There are many options available to those who wish to include YWCA in their long-term estate plans. Bequests, retirement plan assets and life insurance policies are a few of the many ways you can leave a lasting impact on the community by supporting YWCA Central Carolinas without affecting your cash-flow during your lifetime.

When designating YWCA as a recipient of a planned gift, please remember to include the complete organization name and address as well as the organization’s Employment Identification Number (EIN) to ensure accuracy.

Young Women’s Christian Association of the Central Carolinas, Inc. 
3420 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
Tax ID/EIN: 56-0532139

To make a planned gift to YWCA Central Carolinas, please contact your financial advisor or Sarah Lanners Avinger, Chief Philanthropy Officer, at 980-585-0498 or All requests for information will remain confidential. If you have already included YWCA Central Carolinas in your estate plans, please complete this form and return it to Sarah Lanners Avinger at the contact information above.

Donna Dunlap and Son

“There’s enough room for everyone to find success in the world, and I want to be a part of enabling that – that’s why I support YWCA.”

Donna Dunlap, former YWCA Central Carolinas board member and current CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Carolinas, created her will when she adopted her son Devon, naming YWCA Central Carolinas as a beneficiary. She chose to support YWCA and several other organizations because she wants to ensure that nonprofits she cares about will continue to be supported. Donna knew she would be able to give at a greater level after her life than she can now.

“It’s really about securing the future of organizations I care about,” she explains. Donna also views legacy giving as a way for her memory and her voice to continue on. “Making a planned gift allows you to have the last say when you leave this earth – it’s reflective of the things you care about.”

“Some people are too humble to think about leaving a legacy, but all you’re doing is saying: This is what I care about.”