Financial Sustainability

Our goal at Greater Nashville UU Congregation is to have financial sustainability. It takes support from all of us to make this happen.

There a many ways to support us financially - through making a pledge, donating to a restricted fund, making a legacy gift to our endowment fund, supporting our annual auction in March, designating us as your charity in Amazon Smiles, and using a GNUUC prepaid Kroger card.


PLEDGE SUPPORT

Contact: Jesse Spencer-Smith

In order to sustain our mission we count on your support. Please consider pledging financially. Your contribution is tax deductible. 

Invitation to Pledge

Friend,
Over the past year, we have welcomed new members and families, served the most vulnerable community members on the coldest nights, opened a playground for our children, marched on the side of love, ordained a minister, comforted one another in difficult times, and have been reminded what we stand for and that we are powerful together. We discovered that we are mighty when we live our mission:

The transforming power of love is our core belief.
We embody a sanctuary of compassion, integrity, and respect.
We champion justice, equity and peace.

Our congregation truly is for times such as these.

I invite you to pledge—to make a commitment of financial support for Greater Nashville UU. This can be a weekly, monthly, or annual pledge. I ask you to consider the importance of our congregation to you, to your children, and to the community as you think about how much you can pledge. I’ll be very happy to answer any questions you have. Please contact me at any time. 

Our pledges fund our congregation—it is up to us. This is our work to do together through our congregation. I thank you for thinking deeply about your support. 

With gratitude and thanks,

Jesse Spencer-Smith, Pledge Coordinator
 


Restricted Accounts

Consider making a donation to one of our restricted accounts. These accounts are special accounts that can only be used for specific expenses based on their missions.

Restricted Funds

Contingency Fund:  The contingency fund is a reserve fund to help balance our budget due to a crisis in funding, such as a loss of donors.

Building Capital Fund: The Building Capital Fund supports the growth and maintenance of our church building and grounds. It can be used for large item replacement purchases, such as air conditioners, roofing, carpeting, or re-pavement. It can also be used for new purchases. 
  
Youth Scholarship Fund: The Youth Scholarship Fund / Youth Fair Trade Fund is used to send youth to General Assembly, Mountaincamp, youth leadership opportunities, and local youth conventions. Youth cannot use the fund to go to the same event more than once.

Larry Romans Leadership Fund: The Larry Romans Leadership Fund is used for leadership training of congregational members. Priority is given to leadership that will benefit the growth of GNUUC.

Memorial Garden Fund: The Memorial Garden Fund is used to maintain and improve the Memorial Garden.

Playground: The Playground Fund is used to construct and maintain a safe playground for children and youth of the Congregation.

To donate to a restricted fund, write a check with the restricted fund's name in the memo field. You can also donate to the restricted fund via the Give Now button in Breeze.


ENDOWMENT GIFTS

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Contact: Jesse Spencer-Smith

There are many ways that you can make a legacy gift or bequest to the congregation that has been a part of your life. Endowment Gifts are unique acts of love and faith. To learn more contact Jesse.


ANNUAL AUCTION - March 2, 2019

Contact: Kristin Reveal

Our largest fundraiser of the year, our Annual Auction, is March 2, 2019.  This fun filled evening is family friendly and childcare is provided.  Bid on art, event tickets, social events, and more!

All ministry teams, members, and friends, it is never too early to start thinking about what you can donate to the auction. Also think about themes for baskets that you can put together. The themed baskets last year doubled the income from the Silent Auction!


AMAZON SMILES

Contact: Kristin Reveal

Learn how Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to us. Shop at smile.amazon.com with "GNUUC - Greater Nashville UU Congregation" as your charity.


KROGER CARDS

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Contact: Kris Thresher

Kroger will donate a percentage of what you spend to Greater Nashville UU. To make it happen, request a special Kroger Card that is linked to GNUUC from Kris Thresher. (See Contact Us.)