In 2006, Larry Gibson was diagnosed with cancer. As a philanthropist and astute planner, Larry executed direction for planned giving with his estate, directing gifts for the largest impact to the community. Trustees for the Estate of Larry Gibson knew that matching gifts would ensure the greatest impact and have placed their gift with YMCA of Kingston for a second year. We are greatly appreciative of the continued confidence the Trustees have placed in the Y.
Homestead Land Holdings Limited matching gift, directed by noted Kingston philanthropist Britton Smith, represents faith and commitment with the work the Y delivers in Kingston. Founded in Kingston in 1954, Homestead Land Holdings Limited has grown to become one of Canada’s largest and most respected landlords. The founding principles of the company are to provide residents with affordable, secure housing with a standard of care in which residents are treated like family members, which align with the core principles of the Y: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. Mr Smith and Homestead Land Holdings Limited have been generous benefactors to the YMCA of Kingston since 2001.
The YMCA is committed to strengthening the foundations of our community. Helping people develop a healthy mind, body and spirit and inspiring a sense of social responsibility is the cornerstone of our legacy of caring. The Y is more than just about getting people active. It’s about creating a community that is healthy, where children, teens, adults, families and seniors, are working together to create a place with a sense of belonging.
With over 10,000 members at our three locations, the partnership with Homestead Land Holdings and Estate of Larry Gibson to match your donation, is a resounding commitment to the value our services represent in our community.
We hope you will take advantage of this amazing offer to triple your donation with us and permit children and youth the chance to learn, play and belong at the Y. When kids feel connected in a nurturing environment, they grow to become stronger, healthier and productive members in society.
Please support the YMCA of Kingston with your gift by October 1, 2017.
Thank you for the hope and inspiration your gift provides.