Planned Giving at Y-WE: Plant the Seeds for our Future

You can transform the future of women’s leadership by investing in Y-WE through a variety of planned giving options. As with any major commitment, please consult with your financial advisor/attorney on which planned giving opportunities are best for you.

Estate Plan Gifts & Bequests

Did you know you can name Y-WE as a beneficiary of your will, trust, and life insurance policy? These are among the deeply meaningful ways to support and sustain our organization long into the future through planned giving.

Will & Estate Plans

While retaining control of your assets during your lifetime, remembering Y-WE with a bequest from your estate will have a profound impact on our future and your legacy. You can make a bequest to Y-WE by including language in your will or living trust that leaves a portion of your estate to our organization.

Life Insurance Policy

Supporting Y-WE with a gift made through your life insurance is a wonderful way to make a meaningful impact. This can be as simple as updating the beneficiary designation form with your policy holder to include Young Women Empowered. Additionally, you can list us as a contingent beneficiary to ensure we only receive a gift from your policy if you’ve survived your primary beneficiary.

If you’ve included Y-WE in your estate plans, please let us know by filling out our 2020 Y-WE Planned Giving Intent Form. We’d be honored to highlight your generosity and ensure we understand the full nature of your gift.

Gifts of Stock

In addition to greatly benefiting Y-WE, making a gift of publicly-traded stock may also provide you with meaningful tax benefits. By donating a gift of stock, you’ll avoid the capital gains taxes you’d otherwise incur by selling your stock and ensure that we receive the full value of your assets.

Please contact to let us know if you’d like to make a gift of stock and we’ll send you–or your broker–our stock transfer information right away. We will promptly acknowledge your gift and provide you with a tax receipt upon the transfer.

We’re deeply grateful for your generosity.

Donate Your Car to Y-WE!

Did you know you can donate your vehicle and support Y-WE?

Donating a vehicle is a free and easy way to pave the road for young women’s leadership! We partner with CARS to make this meaningful giving opportunity possible.

Simply call 855-500-RIDE (855-500-7433) or visit our official CARS profile page to fill out the online form. A CARS Donor Representative will contact you right away to support you the entire way. We’re so grateful for your support!

Connect with Y-WE

Contact Silvia Giannattasio at or 206-724-4776.

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