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Endowment Fund: FAQ

What is the WCA Endowment Fund?

The object of this Endowment is to provide funds in perpetuity for the operation of all of the WCA’s programs to provide safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault.

Why give to the WCA Endowment Fund?
Gifts to the Fund help to ensure that the WCA’s much-needed services have a sustainable funding source that is not dependent on annual grants. A gift to the WCA Endowment Fund is an excellent way to create a memorial to a loved one or a legacy for you. Donors who make provision for the WCA in their estate plans will be honored as part of the Heritage Society. Ask us for more information about planned giving opportunities.

How will proceeds from the fund be used?
Donations to the Endowment by way of bequest, trust, life insurance proceeds or any other arrangements are considered part of the Endowment principal and are considered restricted from use by the WCA to fund ongoing operations. The earnings on the Endowment will be used to fund the programs and services of the WCA.

How will donations to the endowment be invested?
The Endowment invests funds for the long term to provide annual distributions to be used for general WCA operations. The Endowment Fund will also grow through the reinvestment of returns in excess of the annual distribution.

When will the fund begin making distributions?
Distributions in support of the WCA from the Fund will begin once the Fund reaches $1 million. Our fundraising goal for the Endowment is $10 million.

What kinds of gifts will the fund accept?
In addition to cash gifts, the Fund can accept gifts of real or personal property, stocks, life insurance proceeds, and certain trusts or annuity contracts, as well as noncash gifts. The Fund may choose to decline a gift that could compromise the ability of the organization to accomplish its goals or that would jeopardize our exempt status.

How is the fund monitored?
The Fund is under the ever-vigilant stewardship of the WCA Board of Directors. Please ask to see our Acceptance Policies and Investment Guidelines.

If you are interested in learning more or contributing to the WCA Endowment Fund, please contact Laura at 208.343.3688, ext. 282.


May 23


WCA Virtual Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Sep 03


2024 Joyce Stein Award Celebration

HONORING THOSE WHO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE GROWTH AND ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN The Joyce Stein Memorial Award is given in memory of Boisean Joyce Ann Stein, a long-time supporter of the WCA (YWCA). Each year an individual who has made a positive impact on the growth and advancement of women is honored. After […]

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Oct 06


Sue B Stroll and 5K October 6, 2024

Join us for the 15th annual SueB 5k  for Every-Body Continuing to honor the memory of Susan “SueB” Newby, the 15th annual SueB 5K Fun Run will kick off on Sunday, October 6, 2024 at 12 noon at Julia Davis Park. Registration opens June 5! This event has always been about outreach and honoring the […]

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