Ways To Give
Members express their commitment to ERUUF in many ways—by pledging annually, by donations for special projects, as well as through countless volunteer hours. Regular visitors (aka "friends") may also consider generosity as a spiritual practice. When you invest in ERUUF with your money, time, and talent, you may feel more engaged with the Fellowship, and more a part of all the transformative activities that make ERUUF so valuable.
Generosity is a spiritual practice that is encouraged by every world religion. When you give generously you open your heart as well as your wallet, and this helps create a feeling of kinship; it helps us feel connected to something larger than ourselves.
- Collection plate each Sunday with cash or check
- Auto-draft with credit card or bank account
- Annual pledge which can be paid quarterly, monthly, or annually
- Gifts of stocks and securities
- IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution
- Planned giving (bequests/wills; retirement designations)
- Time and Talent
Giving to ERUUF is simple and secure. We have partnered with Kindrid/give.church so you can decide how and when to give!
- Schedule your gift
- Become a sustainer (set up recurring gifts)
- Change payment methods
- Credit Card, checking account, or savings account giving
- Give via text
You'll receive a confirmation for each gift or recurring change that you submit.
We invite you to create a legacy of giving to help sustain ERUUF’s vision into the future. Sometimes called planned giving, legacy giving designates assets in your estate and comes to fruition upon your passing. At its simplest, you create a legacy when you include ERUUF in your will. Legacy gifts may also come from insurance or retirement accounts or charitable trusts.
Gifts of stock to non-profit organizations provide a way to leverage the value of securities held for more than one year. At the time of the donation you can get a tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the stock. Here are details for transferring appreciated securities to ERUUF.
Creating an opportunity for the ERUUF community to practice generosity every other month, ERUUF gives away the collection plate offering from a designated Sunday to an organization aligned with UU values and working for social justice. The Generosity Sunday Committee reviews nominations of potential organizations to select the recipients. In our decisions, we strive to support ERUUF's commitment to increase equality, justice and peace among members of the world community.
ERUUF supports two giving circles: Shared Giving and InfUUsions. Between them, they have given about $200,000 to local organizations over the past twelve years. Their members report that it is a powerful way to put UU principles into action; to effect change; to learn more about non-profit organizations; to benefit our community.
Give from your IRA (if age 70½ or older): Regardless of whether you itemize your taxes, gifting funds from your IRA to ERUUF or the Foundation helps you fulfill your required minimum distribution and is not considered taxable income.
Referred to as a qualified charitable distribution or simply a charitable IRA rollover, you can use funds from your traditional IRA to donate to a qualified charity, including ERUUF or the Foundation. If you are age 70½ or older, you can donate funds from your IRA without it being considered a taxable distribution.
How does a Qualified Charitable Distribution from an IRA Work?