2023-2024 Annual Stewardship Pledge Drive
(July 2023 – June 2024)
At UUCW, we recognize, honor, and celebrate the multiple narratives and traditions of our members. As we consider adopting the 8th Principle and affirming our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in both our own community and the larger world we serve, we invite you to support these efforts with your contribution to the UUCW 2023 – 2024 pledge drive.
Your pledge maintains our place of worship, ensures that our staff is fairly compensated, and supports the strength and longevity of our church programs. Your contribution also serves the larger community through outreach programs and our heightened commitment to dismantling racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.
Turn your pledge in by March 26, 2023. We are asking all of our beloved community to join us! Even if you cannot make a financial contribution this year, please fill out the form and support our mission and our future
UUCW is a place to be yourself, to share your strengths and discover new possibilities, a place to find friends and a sense of belonging. It is a place to share your story. It is also a place very much in need of financial support. It costs money to maintain our beloved community. Last year,our goal was $225,000 and we achieved $192,573 towards that target. Success in this year’s pledge drive is more than $211,000. Achieving this goal would provide a modest increase towards fair wages, more sustainable capital changes, and strengthen our support of economic justice.
Given inflation and our desire to reduce UUCW’s dependence on investments, we invite you to increase if you can, but to give an amount you feel good about. To guide your consideration, here are the annual pledges received for our current church year:
35 Helpful Pledges ($20 – $999)
36 Sustaining Pledges ($1,000 – $3,599)
8 Growth Pledges ($3,600 – $5,999)
9 Visionary Pledges ($6,000 – $15,000)
At UUCW, we aspire to build a community that unites all people. Please give what you can to support this congregation and the wider world.
Stewardship Drive Q & As
A pledge is a promise to make a contribution to the church. The total amount pledged by everyone is used by the Church leaders to plan the programs and set a budget for the next fiscal year.
Our goal is to obtain a pledge from 100% of the members and active nonmembers of the congregation. This goal is based on fundamental fairness. We are a community of people with a vision. We understand we cannot achieve our vision alone. We rely on each other.
We understand everyone’s financial means are different. In order to successfully pursue our vision, we would like first-time pledgers to consider pledging 2% of their adjusted gross income.
Our staff salary levels continue to be below Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Guidelines. We did not make our fair contribution to the UUA and the District last year and we continue to struggle to fund our basic programs. We hope to prevent this from happening again by making people aware that we need pledges from everyone.
To make a payment toward your FY2023 Pledge (July 2022 – June 20223) CLICK HERE. Remember to select the “Pledges for FY2023” in the Fund drop-down menu. Thank you!