The Annual Pledge Drive is the time when you are asked to reflect on ERUUF’s value in your life and to promise your financial support to the Fellowship, along with your time and talent. Your annual pledge helps our leaders plan for, preserve, and enhance the integrity and quality of ERUUF’s programming and community expectations. Your pledge, combined with others, helps create next year’s budget.
A pledge of financial support to ERUUF is a tangible expression of what this special place means to you. Thank you for sharing that with us.
ERUUF is a special fellowship, in a strategic geographic position, at a critical time in our country’s history. While we all enjoy our oasis of justice, love, and compassion, many more people in nearby areas are searching for what ERUUF offers. We must seize this opportunity to “spread the light” throughout North Carolina and beyond. Please consider stretching your generosity as far as possible when you make a commitment to share ERUUF with more people in need of our cherished values, programs, and actions. Thank you!
Dear Members and Friends,
ERUUF has the potential to transform lives. This year especially, many have told us that they were driving down Garrett Road and were stopped by the messages on our sign…a Rainbow Flag? Black Lives Matter? Refugees Welcome? Truth Matters? “I saw what I had been thinking,” one man told us, “so I came in.
What is the Pledge Drive About?
The pledge drive offers members, friends, and visitors the opportunity to think about what ERUUF means to them and to pledge their financial support accordingly. Your pledge, with others, helps define the budget for the next fiscal year, July 1-June 30. The pledge drive involves 4-6 weeks of planned stewardship activities in February-March, but pledges are welcomed anytime during the year
How much should I pledge?
The table shows the suggested giving levels per pledging household.
Note that a “Fair Share” gift may range from$100 to $20,000 or more.
Review the table and determine the level that is appropriate for you.
This guide was developed by the UUA and is used by many UUA congregations.
Much of ERUUF’s financial support comes from sustainers. That means people pay their pledge through automatic drafts on a regular basis. Drafts come from checking accounts, debit or credit cards. Sustainers find monthly drafts a helpful way to pay a pledge over a period of time, and an easy way to keep their records. Also, monthly pledge payments create a revenue stream that is a big help to ERUUF.
Setting up your automatic draft is now digital. Just go to the Give Now page and set up your recurring gift. (Yes, you can schedule your starting date and how often.)