Camp Oakes Construction Update

Construction has begun!

We are excited to share that the construction on Mark Bixby Village at Y Camp Oakes has finally begun! The cement pads have been poured for the first five cabins being built in Phase One and the frames for these cabins have begun to be constructed. A special thank you to our Capital Campaign Co-Chairs, Mike Jensen and Jean Bixby Smith, for their dedication to this project and to all of our supporters for helping to make this phase of the project possible.
Thank you

Thanks for Giving

As we enter the holiday season, the YMCA of Greater Long Beach is thankful for all of the generous supporters who donate their time, talent and treasure to our Y’s. We appreciate our contributors who allow us to provide over $9.7 million in free and reduced programs for youth and families in need. Additionally, we want to thank our over 500 volunteers who have donated their expertise to help us in growing healthier communities.

Thank You!

Last year the federal government passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act reducing tax rates and increasing the standard deduction to $12,000 for single filers and $24,000 for joint filers. This increase provides taxpayers a choice to either itemize their deductions or claim the standard deduction. The provisions of the new tax law will touch the life of virtually every American in some way for better or worse.
As the end of year approaches, now may be the ideal time to review your important financial decisions. Thoughtful planning today can help balance your philanthropic and personal goals. You may want to consider a few strategies that can provide you with both tax and non-tax benefits.

Gifts of cash

The new tax law allows itemizers to deduct contribution up to 60% of their AGI. Click here to GIVE

Make an Outright Gift of an Appreciated Asset to the Y

With the strong performance of the investment markets in recent years, it may be advantageous to make gifts of securities. This strategy may provide income and capital gains tax savings when you gift them directly to the Y, rather than selling them and donating the proceeds.
Have securities that have decreased in value? Consider selling the asset and claim a capital loss then gift the proceeds to the Y and qualify for a charitable deduction.

Click here to learn more.

Your required minimum distribution can make a difference.

If you are 70½ you can roll over up to $100,000 from your IRA to charity. You won’t be taxed on the transfer and it counts against your required distribution. Best of all, it’s easy. 

Contact us or your IRA administrator to see how you can roll over into tax savings. For more information click here.
               Yours in YMCA service,
Alfredo Velasco
                Alfredo Velasco,
                President & CEO, YMCA of Greater Long Beach
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All donations support YMCA of Greater

Long Beach Youth & Government programs!

Fri. through Sun.:
Nov. 30: 4pm - 9pm Dec. 1: 10am - 9pm
Dec. 2: 11am - 7pm
Dec. 14: 4pm - 9pm

Dec. 15: 10am - 9pm
16: 11am - 7pm

Los Cerritos Center
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Cerritos, CA 90703

In Memorium

Our YMCA lost several dedicated supporters this year who made a significant impact on the work we do. We honor and remember:
  • Jack Dilday
  • Janet McKenzie
  • Gary Myers
  • Jack Wielenga
  • Elaine Winston

Today is #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement. Anyone, anywhere, can participate! Join with thousands of others around the world by giving your time, skills, voice, dollars, and goods to charity. To support the YMCA click here
and be sure to share your reason for giving on social media using #GivingTuesday!

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