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 stewardship activities in February-March, but pledges are welcomed anytime during the year.
How is a Pledge different from a Contribution?
Your pledge is your good intent to give a certain amount of money to ERUUF over the upcoming fiscal year to help sustain our growth, increase capacity and build resilience. We build our annual budget based on pledges, so your support is vital to our fiscal health. Annual pledges can be made here.
A contribution is a payment to ERUUF (cash, check, credit card or stock transfer). Contributions can be made at any time of year via our Give Now page. For more information, visit Ways to Pledge and Give.
How much should I pledge?
Your pledge amount is entirely up to you. We encourage a pledge that makes you feel good to be doing your part in this beloved community. Need help calculating your annual pledge amount? See the UUA Fair Share Giving Guide.
How do I become a Sustainer?
Many people pay their pledge through automatic drafts on a regular basis. This is a revenue stream that's a big help to ERUUF. Drafts can come from checking accounts, or debit or credit cards. Click the become a sustainer button below to set up your recurring gift, or call the ERUUF office for assistance, 919.489.2575.
What if I'm already a Sustainer?
We would like to hear from you! Email and let us know of any changes to your auto-draft, pledge online, or call the ERUUF office at 919.489.2575 so that we can update your auto-draft.
What about all the other ways I contribute?
We gratefully acknowledge that your gifts of time and talent may be equal to or larger than your current financial capacity, but we do encourage your pledge participation. ERUUF is being asked to be more and do more among our members and the community. Every dollar pledged helps us meet that demand more effectively.
Please contact one of our ministers, or email our pledge drive co-chairs, Claudia Kaplan or Michael Field.
Pledging Action Steps
Your pledge is a good intent statement of what you will give for 2021-2022. Thank you for your generosity!
ERUUF has several ways that you can give your contributions for your pledge: online, text, auto-draft, check, cash, stock. Choose the date when your recurring gifts would start.