How to give a donation
Donations are one-time gifts of any size. You can make a donation to the church at any time, for many reasons, and in many ways. Depending on how you designate your donation, the church will use your donation either for general purposes or for a special purpose. Following are ways you can make a donation.
To make your cash donation online at any time from any place, using your computer, phone or tablet, simply click here.
Through the offering plate
Most Sunday offering plate collections go toward First Unitarian’s mission. Once a month First Unitarian donates its non-pledge offering to a charitable cause chosen by our Community Collections Committee. To donate to that charitable cause, put cash or a check in the collection basket and put Community Collection in the memo field or on an envelope.
Directly to the church office
You can mail or drop off cash or checks to the church office. Be sure to designate the purpose of your donation in the memo field or on the envelope.
There are several other ways to give to the Church that may provide tax advantages to the donor. Some examples are donor-advised funds, withdrawals from a retirement or investment account, transfers of non-cash assets, and “split interest” gifts. These strategies can be used to fund your pledge or you can direct them to our endowment funds.
You should contact your tax or investment professional to see if one of these approaches makes sense for you. You may also contact the Church office to explore this topic with a member of the Finance and Development Committee.
Leaving a Legacy – Planned Giving
We encourage all Church members and supporters to consider including the Church in their estate plan. Legacy gifts are critical for the long-term sustainability of both the Church’s programs and the building and grounds. All gifts of any size are gratefully welcomed and appreciated. Click here to learn more about Planned Giving.
If you have questions, please contact the church office at 401-421-7970.