Support Your

Your generosity funds GYAC’s year-round educational programs, ensuring hundreds of local students in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade have a safe and structured environment to learn after school hours as well as supportive staff to lean on for encouragement, guidance and support.

Where Your Support Goes

Scholarships, educational endeavors (Science Explorers Club), 11 weeks of summer camp, two semesters of after school education, degreed teachers’ salaries.


One teacher for one year


One child for one year


One child for one week

Monthly Giving

GYAC’s Circle of Success is a community of GYAC friends and advocates who give monthly, recurring gifts. Giving over time is easy on your budget and builds sustainability for the programs offered at GYAC.

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Charitable Bequests

Making a bequest to GYAC is an easy and usually inexpensive way to transfer assets — cash, securities, real estate, life insurance and retirement plans — to support GYAC.

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Gifts of Stocks

If you own non-cash property such as stocks and mutual funds that have grown in value and have been held for more than one year, you can enjoy greater tax savings by donating the security to GYAC. By giving a gift of appreciated securities, you may avoid paying capital gains on the stock or security, receive a charitable gift deduction on your tax return, and GYAC receives the full value of your security.

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GYAC Legacy Society

We invite you to join Gifford Youth Achievement Center’s Legacy Society. Members of this special group include individuals who have notified us that they have made arrangements to leave a future gift to GYAC as well as those whose gifts have been realized.

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Planned Giving

You don’t have to be wealthy to make a significant gift… you can make a gift that costs nothing during your lifetime.

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Freddie Woolfork 1998 Society

The Freddie Woolfork 1998 Society is comprised of generous donors who have cumulatively contributed $100,000 or more to the Gifford Youth Achievement Center. The society’s name celebrates GYAC’s first employee, Freddie Woolfork, who has been with the Center since it opened in 1998.

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