Contributions

Making a Gift

Gifts to the First UU Society of Burlington are gratefully accepted at any time and are fully tax deductible. Click the Donate Now button to make a gift.

Making a Pledge

You may contribute by making an annual pledge to the Society. Our pledge year runs from July 1st to June 30th. You may pay your pledge in one lump sum, monthly, or weekly. You may pay by check, by credit card, by donating appreciated stock, or by having the money taken directly out of your bank account. If you would like to speak with someone about making a pledge, please email xina@uusociety.org.

Click the Online Giving button to pay your pledge electronically!

Pay My Pledge Electronically

 

Giving Gifts of Stock

Click here for instructions on how to give gifts of stock.

 


Planned Giving

When we celebrated our 2010 Bicentennial Year, looking forward to our third century, the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington created the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington Legacy Society to secure a strong and vibrant future for our Society and its historic building and ministry.

The Legacy Society recognizes generous people who have been inspired to contribute to our continued progress by increasing the Society’s endowment funds through their bequests and life-income gifts.

Membership in the Legacy Society is open to all who make this type of Planned Gift, regardless of amount. For more details we invite you to refer to our brochure or contact Janice Lange of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington Planned Giving Committee.

Questions:

  1. What is a Planned Gift?
    Answer: A Planned Gift is a financial gift that goes on giving after your death.
  2. What can a Planned Gift do for our Society?
    Answer: A Planned Gift will fund continuation of our liberal ministry, religious education, and outreach to the broader community. It will support the upkeep and maintenance of our historic meeting house and lessen the burden on our annual operating budget. For example, a capital needs assessment of our meeting house has identified projects that will cost over $1,000,000 just in the next ten years.
  3. How can I make a Planned Gift?
    Answer: Create or amend your will to include a bequest to the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington of either a fixed dollar gift or a percentage of your estate.
    • Make a memorial gift of cash, appreciated stock, or other assets to the Society’s endowment to honor the memory of a loved one or friend and it will support our liberal faith.
    • Name the First Unitarian Universality Society of Burlington as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy or retirement accounts.
    • Establish a charitable remainder annuity or set up a charitable remainder trust managed by the national Unitarian Universalist Association, giving you a tax deduction now for your gift , the right to the income earned by the assets for the rest of your life, and ultimately a gift to the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington after your death.
  4. What is the Legacy Society?
    Answer: The Legacy Society has been created by the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington to honor those who have designated our Society as a beneficiary of their Planned Gift.
  5. How do I become a member of the Legacy Society?
    Answer: You may become a member of the Legacy Society first by contacting your trusted advisors who might include your lawyer, financial planner and /or family and indicating you wish to leave a Planned Gift to the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington. You may wish to obtain a copy of the First UU Society Yellow Pages Directory to locate an attorney or estate planner. Please contact Nick Nixon at (802) 859-9221 of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington Planned Giving Committee for assistance.

Download Securing a Strong Future (pdf)


 

Good Search/Good Shop

You can help the First UU Society earn money every time you do a web search or shop online. To do this, go to www.goodsearch.com and enter First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington as your designated cause.

Loose Plate for Charity

Every Sunday we donate one half of our cash collection to a charity that is either located in or directly serves the Old North End of Burlington. Over the years our congregation has contributed generously to these very worthwhile organizations. Please see your Sunday Order of Service for the name of this week’s organization.