Giving is not just about making a donation, it’s about making a difference.
Over 90% of our funding comes from individual financial commitments made by members and friends each year. These gifts fund our mission to support each other’s search for truth and meaning, and our work for social justice in the community.
Whatever gift you are able to give is an excellent investment in a vibrant, visionary congregation with a mission to a city that needs our message. All gifts given to our congregation are received with gratitude, and are tax deductible.
HOW TO GIVE:
Pledge: The most important way to give to Albany UU is to pledge to contribute a certain amount for a specific fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). For current members and friends, this pledge is made during our annual Stewardship Drive in the spring. We encourage new members and friends to pledge as soon as they are prepared to make a commitment to Albany UU and then to pledge each successive year during the Stewardship Drive. Find more information about Pledging here.
Donate: Another way to give to Albany UU is to make a direct contribution or gift. Contributions can be given at any time. You can donate in cash, by check, by debit or credit, or through a transfer of stock.
Endow: Your gift or bequest to the Albany UU’s Endowment Trust will help sustain our vital and nurturing congregational life, support our dreams for tomorrow, and maintain the beacon of Unitarian Universalism in our community. Learn more about The John Cross Legacy Society here.
HOW TO PAY:
Regardless of how you give, there are several ways to pay.
Online: You may set up an automatic recurring payment or make a one-time payment from your bank account or credit card. Please realize that there is a charge to Albany UU for credit and debit card donations: you have the option to select the box to add an additional amount to offset the charge. Donate online now.
By Text: Text your contribution to: 844-976-2618 and enter the dollar amount space purpose – for example: 20 offering OR 20 pledge. Learn more here: http://albanyuu.org/wp/pdf/2020_GivePlus_Text_Quick_Guide-Vanco.pdf
By Check: You can mail a check to Albany UU, 405 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12206, or place a check in the collection plate on Sunday (when in-person service resume). Be sure to note on the Memo line the purpose of the payment (e.g., Pledge 2020-21, RE registration, Auction, Endowment Trust, etc.). You can also set up automatic payments through your own bank.
By Cash: If you wish a cash contribution to be recorded in your name, please enclose it in an envelope with your name on it and put it in the collection plate. Labeled envelopes are available at the service (when in-person service resume).
Transfer of Stock: You can pay by transferring ownership of stock to Albany UU. Call the office for more information.
ALBANY UU GIVES TOO!
We give away our entire offering plate five Sundays per year, to a 501(c)3 organization which supports our commitment to social action and change in our community and wider world. Look for these opportunities in our weekly publications.
Every fourth Sunday of the month, Albany UU collects donations for the Focus Interfaith Food Pantry. Our local source offering emergency food supplies to families and individuals in our neighborhood.