|The Foundation is a trust fund which was established in 1982, and operates as an agent of the Fellowship. Its purpose is to receive money, invest, and make grants to strengthen liberal religious causes, in accordance with the stated mission of the Fellowship.|
|The purpose of the UUFG Foundation is to receive money, invest, and make grants to strengthen liberal religious causes, in accordance with the stated mission of the Fellowship.|
Five directors who are appointed by the UUFG Governing Board, direct the activities of the Foundation. They may serve for 2 three year rotating terms and all serve without pay or other remuneration.
Lauren Samuels (Chair)
The Foundation uses the Unitarian Universalist Endowment Fund to manage the UUFG funds. Those funds are used to provide semi-annual grants to congregational groups who apply for funding of projects related to the church. The applications for the grants are announced and any committee or project head can apply for funding.The UUFG Foundation makes an Annual Report to the Governing Board every spring as to the status of the monies and grants approved for that year.
|Donations, Bequests, Directed Gifts|
|What sorts of assets can be donated?|
The Foundation accepts gifts or bequests of money, securities and properties.
How are gifts or bequests made to the Foundation?
Simply place a check payable to the UUF Foundation in the collection basket at a Sunday Service. A simple bequest can be written into your will. A trust can be established where the income is available to you during your life with the remainder reverting to the Foundation at your death. Life insurance policies can list the Foundation as the beneficiary. You can work with UUA of Boston on a pooled income fund or charitable gift annuity.
The UUF Foundation also has a financial advisor who can be consulted for financial contributions. Please contact a Foundation Director for this information.
How are Directed Gifts handled?
Normally, gifts go into the pooled Foundation fund. If the donor has some particular objective in mind when making a donation, this will be respected if in agreement with the purposes of the Foundation. Please discuss such gifts with the Directors before completing the transfer of assets.
What are some of the occasions that inspire donations to the Foundation?
Gifts are made to celebrate important milestones in the lives of members of the congregation such as births, deaths, honors and awards, memorials, marriages, and anniversaries.
How do I make such a gift?
You should make a check payable to the UUFG Foundation; 4225 NW 34th St. Gainesville, FL 32605. To donate gifts of appreciated securities or other property, contact one of the Directors. You may also wish to consult your attorney.
How is my gift recognized?
All major donors names will be placed on the UUFG Legacy Society Donor Plaque. The person or family you are honoring will also be notified. Letters of acknowledgement will be sent for tax purposes.