Leaving a Legacy

bill-sull-webBill Sullivan was first introduced to the YMCA around 1940 when he was just eight-years-old. His parents took him to the Peru, Illinois branch where he learned to swim and learned about the Y’s Christian principles.

Throughout the next several decades, Bill stayed apprised of Y work in the communities where he lived but became most deeply invested after joining the Galowich Family YMCA 15 years ago.

More than a place to lift weights and complete his cardio workout, Bill has formed friendships with Y members and staff. The Y has become a second home for him.

Bill cares so much about the Y that he pledged to help ensure its future through a gift in his will. This gift, which will be realized after his lifetime, is called a “bequest” and is a popular form of Legacy Giving.

For his generous commitment, Bill will be inducted into the YMCA’s Heritage Club later this month.

Thank you, Bill, for making our Y a better place today with your smile and gentle spirit, and through your special gift in the future.


As seen in the Fall 2016 Donor Newsletter, which can be found here.

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