Community Impact for Generations to Come

What is the 1906 Heritage Club?

The club recognizes those individuals who have the foresight to include YMCA Camp Ockanickon, Inc. dba YMCA of the Pines in their estate plans or those who have made a contribution to Camp’s Endowment Fund. (Point of reference – 1906 refers to the year that our camp was started.)

How can I or our family become a member of the 1906 Heritage Club?

Any donor who gives a meaningful gift to YMCA Camp Ockanickon, Inc. endowment fund or has designated camp as a beneficiary of an estate, retirement and/or life insurance account is considered a member.

What are the membership benefits?

As a member, you will be invited to special events. If you agree, we would also like to publicly recognize you and thank you for your commitment to our mission in our publications, website and annual report throughout the year. This will also encourage others to follow your lead.

If I cannot give a large gift, will a small gift really make a difference?

We know that everyone has different personal circumstances. Even small gifts will make a huge difference as the YMCA Camp Ockanickon, Inc. Endowment Fund is a segregated fund where the principal of donor-designated gifts is held into perpetuity. The Endowment Fund is invested and camp uses only the return on investment for annual support.

A planned gift or a contribution to camp’s Endowment Fund will ensure that YMCA Camp Ockanickon, Inc. will continue to make a strong impact in the lives of children, youth and families for generations to come.

Can I designate my gift for a specific purpose?

Many donors choose to leave their planned gift unrestricted to allow camp to use it where the need is greatest. However, YMCA Camp Ockanickon, Inc. has options by which you can designate your gift: (1) Endowment, (2) Greatest Area of Need, (3) Scholarship Fund, (4) Special Needs Camp, (5) School-Age Child Care, (6) Outdoor Education, (7) Capital Improvements.

What types of gifts could I give?

We know that members of the 1906 Heritage Club choose to give to perpetuate their values and that their gifts say something about who they are and how they want to be remembered. Therefore, options are available to meet individual circumstances. The majority of gifts are received in these forms:

  • Current gifts of cash or cash equivalents
  • Planned gifts including:
    • Bequests through wills
    • Naming YMCA Camp Ockanickon, Inc. as a beneficiary of retirement plans
    • Naming YMCA Camp Ockanickon, Inc. as a beneficiary of insurance policies
    • Living trusts
    • Charitable trusts

What is the proper wording I should use to assure my gift is designated as I wish?

Here is an example of wording you could use:

“I give to YMCA Camp Ockanickon, Inc., a 501(c)(3) corporation, incorporated in New Jersey, the sum of $___ (or ___ percent of the remainder of my estate) to be deposited in YMCA Camp Ockanickon Inc.’s endowment fund. The income shall be used to benefit YMCA Camp Ockanickon, Inc. in such manner as the board of directors thereof may direct (or as specified).”

Whom do I call with questions?

For more information or to request a membership form, please contact:

Jamie Padulese
Vice President of Development
609-654-8225 Ext. 1513