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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

Barry and Jon Blumberg
Danny Bonfiglio
Marvin and Susan Borgmeyer
Michael and Mischa Breard
Brent Bruser
Jeff Casey
Don and Sue Clark
George and Fonda Crooker
Christian and Melinda Engle
Richard and Carol Evans
Matt and Lara Falcon
Sharon Field
Ginger Ford
Gerry Lane Enterprises
Courtney Guillen
Leo and Gwendolyn Hamilton
Rickey and Debbie Heroman
Pete Hicks
Stacey and Cliff Howell
Bob and Debbie Jacobs
Mitchell Jacobs               
Charles and Carole Lamar
Josh and Sylvia Landry
The Lewis Family
Alex and C.C. Lewis
David Manship
Eddrick and Shanda Martin
Ty and Tracey McMains
Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation
Kevin and Winifred Reilly
Baton Rouge Rotary Club/Inner Wheel
William W. Scheffy
Chris and Karen Spencer
STAR Service
Fred and Anne Trapp
Ann and Fred Trappey
Kerry Uffman
Ashley and Zefferino Von Kurnatowski