Stewardship

Welcome to our Stewardship page!

 

stewardship flame 2018

 

As the new year begins please think about your fellowship and what it means to you.  Pledges from our fall campaign fell short of our $125,000 goal, but they did increase over the past year’s total.

It is never too late to turn in your pledge form.  Members’ donations are the foundation that holds up this fellowship and allows it to function and grow.  Without your generosity UUFB could not exist.  Approximately 80% of the expenses that are paid out each year are fixed so they will not vary and are the necessary costs of maintaining everything day to day.  Every dollar counts.

Please email stewardship@uubeaufort.org with your stewardship questions or to schedule a private meeting.

Information regarding “qualified charitable contributions from an IRA” noted on the brochure and attached flyer.

Did you know:

  1. If you are over 70 ½ and have a 401(k) plan or an IRA, you can have your plan    administrator distribute your required distribution directly to the Fellowship (up to $100,000).  The benefits to this are:
    • You do not have to pay income tax on the distribution.  However, you will not be able to take a charitable deduction.
    • You will benefit the Fellowship.
  2. If you have appreciated stocks or bonds (not in retirement account) you can give them in-kind to the Fellowship.
    • Your charitable deduction is the fair market value of the stock or bond on the date of the gift.
    • You do not have to pay capital gains tax.

 

Thanks so much to our hard-working members and friends who put in countless hours volunteering for our fellowship and in our community.  You make coffee, march in parades, participate in Sunday services, mow the lawn, scrub the floors, plan fundraisers, bake goodies and just too many more tasks to list.  You are greatly appreciated!!

The Stewardship Committee

Please click on the flyer here for additional information and some interesting statistics from 2017.

If you need a stewardship pledge form, please click here to print one.

Thank you for your time – talent – treasure!