When you give to the YMCA General Endowment Fund, your support continues to impact lives long after your gift is made. A percentage of the investment income from the Endowment Fund is used to help sustain our commitment to health and wellness by supplementing the Y’s projects, programs, and services. Open the Endowment Packet to learn more about how you can make a lasting impact on our community.


Katie Burris,

Development Director


How to Give

You can make a gift today to any of our endowment funds, including the YMCA Endowment Fund or one of the Special Gift Funds listed below.

Online: Click our "Donate" button found at the top of every page.

Mail: Complete this form and send a check to:

Katie Burris, Monroe County YMCA, 2125 Highland Ave., Bloomington IN 47403

In Person: To set an appointment, please call Katie Burris at (812) 961-2169.

Special Gift Funds

Naming an endowment fund at the YMCA is easy – you can decide to make an outright gift or build the fund over time. As with all endowments, it is a permanent fund set aside for a special purpose: it creates an opportunity to provide support for a YMCA program or service that is meaningful to you and your family. Since the principal is never invaded, the fund becomes a growing, perpetual source of income for the program you have chosen to support.


To find out more, contact Katie Burris at (812) 961-2169 or


Jonah Binkley Memorial Fund

Provides camp scholarships for teens


Ginger Rink Youth Fund

Provides program enhancement and scholarship opportunities within our youth department


Sonneborn Hearteam Fund

Provides scholarships and equipment for the Cardiac Rehab program


Marlene Vass Youth Fund

Provides scholarships for Camp Arrowhead and financial support toward health initiatives for youth


Craig Burk Memorial Fund

Provides scholarships for youth interested in Strength Training Programs


Tom & Deb Porter Aquatics Fund

Supports the work of the Aquatics Department, which offers a lifetime of healthy, fun activities to people through water exercise, swim and safety lessons, and family recreation


Leon & Thelma Thompson Fund

Provides programs and needed equipment for the Prime Time Fitness programs


Wayne Nichols Youth Scholarship Fund

in memory of Joanne "Ruff" Hufnagel

Provides youth scholarships to children based on potential for athletic and academic achievement


Ruth Clifford Engs & Jeffrey L. Franz Fit for Life Fund

Provides funds for the Fit for Life Program to provide a supportive environment to improve personal health and establish healthy behaviors