About the Foundation

The Young Life Foundation was established in 1961 for the sole purpose of financially encouraging​ the strategic ministry work of Young Life. Over the years there have been many people who have helped guide the Foundation through both good and bad times economically. Today, we have a strong group of directors and officers, and they are working to provide constant leadership to ensure that the gifts that have been entrusted to Young Life are managed responsibly​ and deployed in a fashion that builds eternal significance.

Give Smart

Prepared by your friends at the Young Life Foundation.

How to make annual gifts from qualified plans

Gifts from IRA's and other Qualified Plans

Utilizing a Donor Advised Fund for your Giving

Strategies for selling closely held businesses

How to give publicly traded stock

Selling Appreciated Real Property

Forms (click to view)


​ ​ ​ ​ — One Time Foundation Transfers

​ ​ ​ ​ ​ — Recurring Foundation Transfers

  • Links to Donor Advised Fund forms

​ ​ ​ ​ — Donor Advised Fund Form

​ ​ ​ ​ — Donor Advised Fund Contract

​ ​ ​ ​ — Donor Advised Distribution Form


Todd Peterson,​ Chairman of the Board, John’s Creek, GA

Sam Bradshaw, Retired President of Triad Energy Corporation, Houston, TX​

Scott Brill, Chief Financial Officer of Young Life, Colorado Springs, CO

Newt Crenshaw, President of Young Life, Colorado Springs, CO

Doug Eaton, Former President/CEO of Vantage Mobility, Phoenix, AZ

Nick Kuechly, Vice President and General Manager of Rotating Electrical Products J&N, Cincinnati, OH

Clyde Lear, Chairman of the Board of Learfield Communications, Lohman, MO


Marty Caldwell, Chief Foundation Officer, Phoenix, AZ

​Jeff Rudder, Executive Director of Young Life Foundation, Colorado Springs, CO

Paul Sherrill, Secretary, Vice President of Administrative Services, Young Life, Colorado Springs, CO

Dave Briggs, Vice President of Financial Services, Young Life, Colorado Springs, CO

Outside Resourcesfor Planning and Giving.

Two organizations that we in the Young Life Foundation have found to be especially helpful to donors as they plan and manage their giving are The National Christian Foundation​ and Generous Giving. Both have a great history of serving friends and supporters of Young Life.

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