AUUF Annual Fund and Pledging
Because We Love Our Neighbors - 2022
You’ll be hearing more from the Stewardship Committee in the next few months about pledging, fair share, giving, member expectations, how your money is used, programs, personal stories, and especially neighbors. That’s what our stewardship logo this year is all about—caring for our neighbors. The ravens are an Alaskan image of working together, as they do, and as we do, to accomplish tasks while looking out for one another. The chalice is our symbol of fellowship, a loving center to our day-to-day efforts to get along through honest, non-hurtful communication, shared work, and helpful ideas. Our logo is our reminder of the fundamental rules among social beings like us—be kind and respectful to all. So we will be writing in TAYF, telling our stories during the Forum and the Worship Service, sending notes by email and snail mail, always encouraging you to continue looking out for each other, especially our neighbors in AUUF.
Members and friends in the AUUF community embrace a commitment
to volunteering their time and talents, contributing gifts, and pledging their
support. Pledges from AUUF members and friends make up around 80% of
the fellowship's budget to support daily operations, including basic facility
upkeep, utilities, staff, program supplies and equipment, and Payment in Lieu
of Taxes (PILOT).
How much should you pledge?
AUUF's fiscal year is July 1 - June 30. To prepare a fiscally responsible budget, the annual stewardship drive is conducted in February and March, when members and friends are asked to confirm their pledge amount for the coming year, using this form (Must be downloaded to become a fillable PDF or MS Word file):
Must download form to become fillable. When completed, email to email@example.com or mail to AUUF, 2824 E. 18th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99508
How much should you pledge?
Pledging is a function of commitment and resources. Commitment relates to the role AUUF plays in a person's spiritual and intellectual life, and the importance a person assigns to AUUF programs and services. Pledging levels are also based on a person's circumstances and financial resources. The Suggested Fair Share Contribution Guide outlines several levels of commitment and associated giving as a percentage of adjusted income.
While we do ask friends and members to give what they can, AUUF welcomes everyone regardless of contribution.
Note: If you contribute your pledge payment by placing it in the offering basket, please be sure to mark the memo line on the check as "PLEDGE" or put money in a sealed envelope clearly marked as PLEDGE. Otherwise, it is considered a donation to the Half Portion for Social Justice.