More Ways to Give
Planned Giving fits into the broader category of Estate Planning. At UUSM this has taken the form of members naming UUSM in their Wills or Living Trusts as well as contributions to our Pooled Income Fund.
The Pooled Income Fund is a professionally-managed fund that provides current income to the donor or their designee during their lifetime, a tax deduction to the donor at the time of the donation, and the principal becomes the property of UUSM when the donor or designee passes away.
Members making Planned Giving decisions that incorporate UUSM can designate the funds be used for a specific purpose or can designate the funds to be unrestricted in which case the Board of Trustees would manage the funds. Please contact the UUSM Treasurer or anyone on the Finance Committee for more information or to include Planned Giving in your estate plan.
The UUSM auction is an annual tradition for our community. It's both a fun social event and an important fundraiser. Members and friends give two ways at the auction; they donate auction items such as dinner parties or a week's rental at a condo and they donate their money by way of bidding generously on the auction items. Please contact the Administrative Assistant at the UUSM office for more information or to make donations to the Auction.
E-Scrip is a painless way to raise money for our community by way of our daily shopping, and it all happens behind the scenes.
Members simply register their debit or credit cards with e-Scrip and then proceed to shop at merchants which have signed-up with e-Scrip. Each merchant then donates to UUSM an amount based on a percentage of money spent by our members, sometimes as much as 5 or 10%.
This effort typically raises several thousand dollars a year and requires very little effort beyond the card registration process.
Using e-Scrip is a great way to support UUSM! Our group identification number with eScrip is 138057531.
Sign up at smile.amazon.com and choose Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo, and Amazon will make a donation to UUSM for every purchase you make with Amazon.com.