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Ways To Give

Whether you give to the Annual Campaign, to a Capital Campaign or to an Endowment Fund, your gift will help enrich lives.


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YMCA Storer Camps has been serving youth and families since 1918.  We are the stewards of 1,200 acres of pristine forest and lake.  Each year we bring thousands of children into this spectacular setting to understand and appreciate nature, to challenge them physically and developmentally, and to instill in them values that will help them develop into successful and caring young adults. 

At YMCA Storer Camps we believe that every child needs and deserves access to a natural environment and outdoor recreation to help them maintain a healthy body, a healthy mind and healthful habits. Through the generous support of individuals and foundations, we are able to offer scholarships to children who would otherwise be missing out on a potentially life-changing opportunity. 

Donate today through our Annual Campaign to help change lives.


Make a donation to the YMCA Storer Camps today

  • Make a secure online gift today. Indicate your preferences (such as a specific program, capital campaign or endowment fund, etc.).

  • Make your gift, pledge or credit card payment by phone at 517.536.8607. You can also give by clicking here.

  • Or mail your contribution to:

    YMCA Storer Camps
    6941 Stony Lake Road
    Jackson, MI 49201

    Please make checks payable to YMCA Storer Camps.

Ways to Give

Annual Campaign

Provides funds for scholarships, program underwriting and community outreach.

Unrestricted Gifts

Storer welcomes unrestricted gifts and bequests. The wise trusteeship of unrestricted gifts gives flexibility to adjust readily to changing needs.

Capital Contributions

Provide funding for maintaining our buildings or building new structures.

Storer Endowment Funds

The Ewing Scholarship

Interest and/or earnings only are used to fund Summer Camp scholarships for children.
Camp Catch-A-Rainbow Endowment Fund
Interest and/or earnings to support the Camp Catch-A-Rainbow program at YMCA Storer Camps, a free of charge summer camp, enriching the lives of children between four and fifteen years old who are being treated for cancer or who are in remission from cancer.
The John O. Davis Family Endowment
Interest and/or earnings to support the equestrian programs and facilities at YMCA Storer Camps.
The Jeff Green Fund
Interest and/or earnings to support the YMCA Storer Camps’ scholarship programs.
The Josephine and Ralph Merickel Endowment Fund
Interest and/or earnings to support the YMCA Storer Camps' scholarship programs.
The Mennel Endowment Fund
This Fund’s earnings support The Storer Outdoor School’s educational programs by providing support for staff, equipment and supplies.
The Stollberg Scholarship Endowment
Interest and/or earnings only are used to fund Summer Camp scholarships for children.
The Warr Endowment Fund
Income only from which will be used for the preservation and protection of YMCA Storer Camps’ facilities, including land acquisition (Contributions of $1,000 or more are known as Storer’s “Inspiration Pointers”)
Endowment Fund Naming Opportunity
Any gift, bequest or deferred gift consisting of $25,000 or more may be named to honor the donor or anyone he or she chooses.


Planned Giving “Make a difference for generations to come.”

Wills and Revocable Living Trusts

A gift to Storer by will or living trust permits you to retain all your assets during your life. Designations may be for a percentage of your estate, a specified amount or for the residue of your estate.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

Charitable trusts can provide life income to you and/or a loved one. After your lifetime(s), the trust principal passes to a Storer Endowment. You may name other charities as principal recipients as well.

Pooled Income Fund

A contribution to a Storer Pooled Income Fund can accomplish the same preservation of life income to you and/ or a loved one, without the expense of maintaining a separate trust, by pooling assets with other donors.

Charitable Gift Annuity

In return for tax deductible contributions, Storer pays a fixed life income to you and/or loved one. After your lifetime(s), the remaining balance passes to a Storer Endowment Fund.

Life Insurance

When the added protection of an insurance policy is no longer needed, transferring the policy’s ownership to Storer can result in tax benefits for you and a generous gift to Storer.

Charitable Lead Trusts

If you desire to retain ownership of the trust principal to meet future financial goals for your family, but have ample income now, a charitable lead trust directs income from the trust to  a Storer Endowment Fund for the specified terms of the trust. After that period of time, the principal returns to you or your designee.

Beneficiary Designations

You may add Storer as a revocable beneficiary of your qualified IRA, pension plan, bank account or insurance policy.


Donate today through our Annual Campaign to help change lives.


How do I learn more about helping YMCA Storer Camps with Planned Giving?

To start thinking about how to leave a Legacy Gift, please contact YMCA of Greater Toledo Chief Development Officer, Gordon MacRitchie via email.

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