How to Make a Contribution
In addition to making annual pledges, there are many ways you can support the UUCC and the Memorial Endowment Trust.
For more information on our many giving opportunities, such as: pledging, a gift of stock, a will bequest, assets in trust, life insurance, real estate, retirement plans, etc., see Giving Opportunities.
For Gifts of Cash:
You have several options for payments:
- Sign up for automatic draft and let the church automatically debit the payment from your account on the schedule you indicate (monthly, quarterly, etc.).
- Write a check and either drop it in the Sunday offering basket, mail it to the church, or drop it by the church office any weekday.
- Look on the web site for the “Donate” button on the home page or on these “Giving” pages. By clicking that link, you will be taken to a secure site where you can make a secure payment online from your account to ours.
For Gifts of Securities:
The UUCC accepts contributions of appreciated stock. The Church has recently opened a trading account for the purpose of converting your appreciated stock into cash. We try to do this as quickly as possible to limit the impact of market fluctuations. If you are not aware of the tax implications of such a donation, please contact Doug Swaim to learn about the benefits.
If you are transferring your stock through a broker, contact Doug and he will provide you with the account and other appropriate numbers, and then execute the sale. If you sign over shares of stock to us, he will see that the stock is deposited to our account, and sold in a timely manner.
For a gift through your Last Will and Testament:
For information on how to make a bequest to the UUCC, please see “Plans of Giving to the Memorial Endowment Trust.”
Charitable Tax Status
The UUCC is an IRS-qualified 501(c)(3) and 170(c) charitable religious organization. The UUCC tax-exempt federal identification number is 56-6056289. For estate tax purposes, bequests, legacies, devises, or transfers to the UUCC or the Trust are deductible as they are in accord with the provision of the Internal Revenue Code Section 2055(a) and related regulations.