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Ensuring a bright future for our community and our Y. 


An individual that commits a planned gift or makes a contribution to the YMCA endowment fund, is honored by the Y as a Cornerstone Endowment Society Member. Members of our YMCA Cornerstone Endowment Society are invited annually to a dinner event and will receive several special release YMCA publications.

Why become a member of the Cornerstone Endowment Society?

We know that our children and grandchildren will be faced with challenges of their own as they grow and prosper in life. The Y Cornerstone Endowment Society, founded in 1998, was established in order to help our YMCA keep pace with those challenges and ensure that innovative, high-quality, mission-driven YMCA programs and services will be there to lend support, guidance and friendship to our future generations.

Membership Requirements 

While the average Cornerstone Endowment Society commitment is higher, an annual gift of $1,000 to $25,000 qualifies an individual for a membership. This gift can be made using cash, check, stocks, bonds, life insurance or estate planning.  We encourage you to consider extending your YMCA involvement beyond the here and now, and become a member of the YMCA Cornerstone Endowment Society. As a Society member, you will help positively shape the lives of those who will one day shape our community, our country and our world.

Ways to give:

  • Bequest by Will
  • Beneficiary of IRA or Retirement Plan
  • Charitable Reminder Trust
  • Life Insurance Proceeds or Beneficiary Designation

Need help planning your gift? Click here

For more information please contact Christian Engle,

Lifetime Members

Alex & C.C. Lewis
Barry & Jon Blumberg
Baton Rouge Rotary Club/Inner Wheel
Brent Bruser
Charles & Carole Lamar
Courtney Guillen
Danny Bonfiglio
Don Clark
Eddrick & Shanda Martin
George & Fonda Crooker
Gerry Lane Enterprises
Ginger Ford
Jeff Casey
Josh & Sylvia Landry
David Manship
Kevin Reilly
Leo and Gwendolyn Hamilton
Matt & Lara Falcon
Michael & Mischa Breard 
Bob and Debbie Jacobs
Mitchell Jacobs               
Pete Hicks
Sharon Field
STAR Services
The Pennington Foundation
William W. Scheffy
Zefferino Von Kurnatowski