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Endowment/Planned Giving

The Bedford Society gives members of the community an opportunity to play an invaluable role in the future of the Westport Weston Family YMCA by contributing to our endowment. Just as you or your children today have benefited from the character-driven Y programs and services, future generations will also benefit from the Y because of a gift you made today.

Our endowment ensures that the Family Y will remain open providing valuable services if there is a change in the financial climate that effects the financial health of the Y. In tough times, keeping the doors open to a valuable community support system, like the Y, is even more important.

Above is a photo from last year’s dinner, held annually, to honor members of the Bedford. Y Trustee John McKinney, great-great grandson of Y founder Edward T. Bedford, is with Y Trustee Emeritus, the late Allen Raymond.

For membership in the Bedford Society you may:

  • Contribute to the Westport Weston Family YMCA’s Endowment Fund
  • Make a bequest to the Family Y Endowment Fund in your will
  • Name the Family Y as beneficiary of a life insurance policy

For more information, please contact Family YMCA CEO Pat Riemersma at 203-226-8981.