Youth & Shelter Services, Inc.

Planned Gifts

We invite you to contribute a planned gift to the YSS Endowment which will allow YSS to serve youth and families throughout Central Iowa into the future. 

Insert picture hereThe YSS Foundation Endowment 

Formed in 1984, The Youth and Shelter Services Foundation embraces the values and guiding principles of YSS and supports the mission of YSS through the development of financial and community resources for the future.

Each year over 1,500 individuals and families support our Friends of the YSS Foundation campaign. The Foundation currently administers an Endowment of over $3 million.  Each outright and planned gift expands and meets needs in perpetuity of Youth and Shelter Services.

Insert picture hereHow You Can Participate

Examples of planned gifts are a bequest in a will, a revocable living trust, life insurance, charitable remainder unitrust, or charitable gift annuity.  Your attorney and/or financial advisors, can help you find ways to support the mission of YSS while ensuring your family's financial security.

Please consider becoming a benefactor to the youth in your community by making a planned gift to the YSS Foundation Endowment. Your support will help the next generation soar to a brighter future.

For more information, please contact Sarah Mowery, Development Director, at 515-233-3141.

Form to use to designate YSS in your will

For some, there are tax advantages to making a gift through the Endow Iowa program administered by the Story County Community Foundation.  To find out more about the Story County Community Foundation, please visit their website at  or through Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines directly here

There is more information on planned gifts at the Leave a Legacy website:

To contact Sarah Mowery, our Development Director, please use the form below.


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