Many of you have heard the exciting news about the Wake Now Our Vision Collaborative Campaign Legacy Challenge. The Collaborative Campaign is a shared endeavor by the UUA, the UUMA, UUSC, Starr King, Meadville/Lombard, and the Church of the Larger Fellowship created to lift up the important work of our Unitarian Universalist institutions and the many ways they serve to promote the values of Unitarian Universalism in our nation and in our world.

The Legacy Challenge portion of the Wake Now Our Vision Campaign seeks to strengthen our UU institutions and our congregations through the power of planned giving. A legacy (or planned) gift is often the most meaningful and significant gift individuals will make. A legacy gift is the culmination of a life’s work and it speaks to the values of the giver beyond their lifetime. A strong planned giving program can transform a congregation and, through our combined generosity, has the power to fortify our vital institutions for generations to come.

The Wake Now Our Vision Legacy Challenge will be providing resources to give our congregations the tools they need to start or revive planned giving initiatives. We are creating brochures, webinars, workshops, and web resources to help in harnessing the potential of planned giving in our communities and in our broader movement. These materials will be ready for our congregations by the 2016 General Assembly in New Orleans.

In order to promote and inspire planned giving among Unitarian Universalists, the Wake Now Our Vision Legacy Challenge will match new legacy gift intentions at 10% of the gift’s estimated value (up to a $10,000 match on a $100,000 planned gift) with a cash match. Our institutions and congregations will benefit now from this match and will benefit even more in the future from legacy gifts. This match is made possible through a generous grant offered by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock.
Click here for the form to participate.