More ways to support UUFA

You help realize the Fellowship’s shared mission and vision when you volunteer gifts of time, talent, or treasure. Financial support includes annual pledging, undesignated donations in the offering plate, and participating in FUNdraising. These and several other options are outlined below.

Annual Pledging: A Promise of Financial Support

Members and friends can pledge during the Annual Budget Drive in February and March to support the Fellowship’s upcoming program year which runs from July 1 through June 30.

An effective religious and spiritual organization like the Fellowship exists only through the generosity of its members and friends. UUFA can operate at the highest possible level only by knowing what financial resources it can expect over the course of the program year.

Contributions towards a pledge may be made securely online by clicking here or by mail to UUFA, 780 Timothy Rd., Athens, GA 30606. Rather than waiting for the Annual Budget Drive, newcomers can make a first pledge at any time by email, paper form, or securely online.  Have questions? Contact our Congregational Administrator (706-546-7914, ext. 5).

What is an appropriate pledge amount?

Your pledge should be based on your personal circumstances. No matter what amount you are able to give, please know every penny counts, and every penny is gratefully received.

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Fair Share Giving Guide suggests your congregation receive between 2 to 10 percent of your net income, beginning at the lower end and increasing it as your commitment and means grow.

Learn more about this guide here.

Sunday Offerings and Share-the-Plate

Each Sunday, UUFA “Shares the Plate” by splitting the undesignated offering with a designated Cause of the Month, a local Athens organization or one affiliated with Unitarian Universalism (UU) that has been chosen by UUFA members. You can find this year’s causes and more about the process of choosing them on the Justice page here.

Gifts of Stock and Other Securities

UUFA welcomes gifts of stocks and bonds, whether as part of your annual pledge or as an additional gift. Our national denomination provides an Umbrella Giving Program that provides stock and securities transfer services.  Click here for more information and to begin the process. Members may also direct their brokerage firm to transfer donated assets to UUFA’s brokerage account after checking with the Treasurer

Endowment Fund

UUFA shares its resources and building with our community and beyond, thanks to our many generous donors. You can support our mission by joining the growing number of people who donate appreciated assets, like stocks to the UUFA Endowment, a fund established to support the long-term work and growth of our programs.  The UUFA Endowment is professionally managed by the Athen Area Community Foundation (AACF).

Your stock gift can be up to 20% larger when you give directly to charity because you avoid taxes you would incur from selling your stock and donating the cash. Many people are surprised by how easy giving stock and similar assets can be.  

If you believe, as we do, in UUFA’s mission, please consider making a difference by donating your stock.  Anyone interested in donating stock, should contact AACF (info@athensareacf.org or 706-357-7148). They will send you delivery instructions after making sure they have your information and know what stock to look for.

Thank you for considering the UUFA Endowment in your giving plans.

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