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Annual Pledge Drive

Annual Pledge Drive 2023-24

Every Sunday the doors of our beautiful sanctuary are open to any in need of community, contemplation, music or reflection. Every week visitors and members are invited to build connection in small groups and open events. Children and adults alike in this community are accompanied in finding their own sense of the Spiritual; and encouraged to live out a shared sense of Justice.

Over 85% of all of this is contingent on the financial commitments made by the Members and Pledging Friends of this community in the form of an annual pledge. If you would like to join us in supporting the programs and values of First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, please contact Lynne Jacoby.

To pledge our 2023-24 pledge year, use this form: https://form.jotform.com/222456098981164

 

What is a Pledge?

A pledge is a promise to donate money to the church within a 12-month period. Like many non-profit organizations, our Finance Team begins our budgeting process for the following fiscal year in the Spring. They base the budget on the commitments we make in the annual pledge drive. A pledge is a non-binding promise for how each of us want to support our community throughout the coming year. If unexpected financial challenges come up for your family during the year, please let us know and we will adjust your commitment per your instructions immediately.

What is an Equitable Pledge?

We think of generosity as a spiritual practice at First Church, a practice that opens our hearts and expands our joy. So ultimately, any pledge amount that is meaningful for you is appropriate and very much appreciated. We are also a community that relies almost completely on our members’ gifts to exist. Taking into account what you can afford and how much our community means to each individual, we ask our members to consider the Fair Share Chart that is used by UU congregations who are pledge sustaining. Click here for the chart.

The UUA’s Suggested Equitable Giving Guide for Pledge Sustained Congregations.

If you are interested in automatic Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) on the 15th of each month, please download and print the authorization form at this link and contact Lynne Jacoby with questions. EFT Form

For help with any of our giving options, please contact Lynne Jacoby, Membership Development Coordinator, by phone at (414) 273-5257 x205 or by email – lynne.jacoby@uumilwaukee.org.