Capital Campaign: Now is the Time to Give Back

What is it that brings you to UUCV? What is it that holds you in this beloved community?

Now is the time to provide a resounding answer to these questions. August 26 marks the beginning of our campaign to receive your generous pledges and underscore our commitment to the future of UUCV. During this period, you will most likely be contacted by a Campaign Steward from our church, who will offer to meet with you in person and answer any questions you might have. New materials are being distributed to explain how your funds will be used to grow and sustain our church, both physically and spiritually.

A three-year pledge to our Capital Campaign is not simply an obligation but an opportunity. It is a chance to give back in a small way, to keep this liberal religious presence thriving during a time when our voices in the community are needed so desperately.

As UUCV’s Capital Campaign moves forward many of us will ponder the issue of financial options and possibilities.  How can we give as generously as we wish?

Experience from other UU churches suggests more people can make major gifts than, at first, anyone thinks is possible.  The key is to stretch our thinking.  And to keep in mind the 3-year payment time frame and that this campaign is a unique, one-time opportunity while other optional spending can be pursued at any time. Some will give from current income, and others will draw on savings or assets.  Still others will discover a creative strategy for their household.


Here are some ways that we could reach our goal of $665,000:

Capital Campaign Gift
(Total Over 3 years)
# Pledges
$$ Needed
$50,000 1 $50,000
$30,000 3 $90,000
$20,000 3 $60,000
$15,000 6 $90,000
$10,000 10 $100,000
$7,500 12 $90,000
$5,000 20 $100,000
$3,000 24 $72,000
$1,000 13 $13,000
  92 $665,000



This chart can help you plan your own payments:

Gift Amount 3-Year Capital Campaign Pledge Period
Annual Semi-Annual Quarterly Monthly
3 Payments 6 Payments 12 Payments 36 Payments
$50,000 $16,667 $8,333 $4,167 $1,389
$30,000 $10,000 $5,000 $2,500 $833
$20,000 $6,667 $3,333 $1,667 $556
$15,000 $5,000 $2,500 $1,250 $417
$10,000 $3,333 $1,667 $833 $278
$7,500 $2,500 $1,250 $625 $208
$5,000 $1,667 $833 $417 $139
$3,000 $1,000 $500 $250 $83
$1,000 $333 $167 $83 $28


Twenty years from now, what will we look like? Will you still be here to lead the challenges we face? Will our children grow and blossom in their acceptance of one another? Will UUCV maintain this important presence as an enduring liberal religious voice?

How will you use your gifts to bless the world?




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