Building A UUCR Endowment

Planned Giving: Building an Endowment for UUCR

By Sharrill Dittmann, Planned Giving Chair (

The Planned Giving Committee, established by the Board of Trustees, actively encourages UUCR members and friends to build a generous endowment fund for UUCR.  Legacy gifts—through wills, special gifts to the endowment fund, or through other arrangements—are a wonderful opportunity for those who wish to make a commitment to the future of our liberal religious faith and to UUCR. One of the most common ways to leave a legacy gift is through a bequest in your will. If/when you make provisions for UUCR in your estate plans, please let our church administrator us know.

Bequests through wills are not the only way you can make a legacy gift to UUCR. For example, there are ways that you can use your savings to provide you—and your loved ones--with an assured income, with the residual value coming to UUCR as you specify. Please contact the Planned Giving Committee at about a variety of ways planned giving can take place.  Please think carefully about how you possibly might make a legacy gift, a contribution of a lifetime, to UUCR.

Contributors make donations on their own terms in accordance with arrangements made through their personal legal advisers. But the Planned Giving Committee has resources to guide you, as does the UUA. Please feel free to contact the planned giving committee for more information.

Mission Statement

The Planned Giving Committee's mission is to build a generous endowment fund to advance the vision, values and voice of our UUCR community and the strength of our liberal religion in the future.