By now I hope it’s registered in your brain that we have a literally once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get “free money!” as Rev. Lisa put it on Sunday morning.
UUCA is a pilot congregation for the Unitarian Universalist Association’s new Wake Now Our Vision Legacy Challenge, which will award up to $5 million in challenge grants to congregations who receive planned gift commitments in 2017 or 2018. Matching money will be given to planned gift commitments to UUCA and/or other major UU institutions, including the UUA, the UU Service Committee, Meadville Lombard Theological School, Starr King School for the Ministry or the UU Ministers Association.
Legacy gift intentions made between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018 will qualify for a 10% match, up to $10,000. And the very best part is that the matching money will be distributed to congregations in 2019 as unrestricted money! Woo hoo – it doesn’t get any better than THAT, does it? We get money TWICE!!! The matching money will come to us in 2019 and we will get your planned gift–uh, upon your demise (how to put that more graciously?–hmmmm).
How Can You Learn More? A special UUA informational event on the Challenge is scheduled for Saturday, April 8. The session begins with lunch at 12:00 followed by a 1:00-3:00 presentation. Rev. Laura Randall, UUA’s Legacy Challenge Director, will be here at UUCA for a regional workshop. We’d like to have you join us for an opportunity to learn about the Wake Now Our Vision Legacy Challenge and ideas on how to give to UUCA and reduce your taxes. Many more details will be made available on April 8 so your attendance is encouraged. And did you see that? It’s a free lunch, too! (Gotta love this program!)
If you can’t join us on April 8, then members of the Legacy Circle Committee plan to host information sessions after the 9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services, too. We really, really want you to have all the information you need!
We hope you are as excited as we are about this opportunity and help us take full advantage of the $5 million challenge grant. Feel free to contact members of the UUCA Legacy Circle Committee with questions, and register as soon as you can for the April 8th presentation.
UUCA Legacy Circle Committee:
Beverly Cutter, 296-1047, email@example.com
Jill Preyer, 505-2633, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mara Sprain, 654-0551, email@example.com
Stan Nachman, 299-0425, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Horak, 687-9514, email@example.com