Donations & Giving

Here you will find information about the Generosity Campaign and Endowment Fund


Generosity Campaign 2024-2025

Make a pledge payment to UUCR

UUCR provides multiple options for making a pledge payment:

  • Put a check (or cash in an envelope) in the offering plate – please just indicate “pledge” in the memo line or on the envelope
  • If you’re at the church at any other time, you can put your check or envelope with payment, with “pledge” noted in the memo line or on the envelope, in the locked white box on the church office door
  • You can mail a check to the church: UUCR | 2015 Grandin Rd SW | Roanoke, VA 24015; again, please indicate “pledge” in the memo line
  • You can pay online using our donation portal Vanco, which also provides the option of automatic repeat payments, if you find that preferable. Click the button to get started with Vanco.

Board Priorities

  • Support continued new membership growth and vibrant community outreach
  • Maintain and build upon leadership transparency
  • Formulate aspirational budgets as the basis for the annual pledge campaign
  • Keep up basic maintenance of our building and plan for Capital Campaign for renovation to start in 2025
  • Contribute to the UUA at Honor Congregation level
  • Hire next settled minister in 2025

Strive for 3-5%

The UUA Fair Share Contribution Guide was formally introduced at UUCR in 2022. We encourage you to “strive for 3 to 5%” of your household income for this year’s pledge.

Please click the button below to view the full UUA Fair Share Contribution Guide.

Endowment Fund

A giving program of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke

About the Fund

The Endowment Fund of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke consists of the monies given to the church above and beyond those annual contributions required to directly support the church operating budget. Your gift will continue to help future generations.

Management of the Fund

Four trustees, elected by the congregation, manage the Endowment Fund using specific guidelines and policies established by the congregation. The fiduciary duty of the trustees ensures that the fund is managed responsibly for the long term benefit of the church. The Endowment trustees invest the Fund in conformity with the bylaws of the church and the 2008 Virginia Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act. Annually, the trustees determine the amount of the Endowment Fund earnings available to the Board in support of our principles and our church.


Assets are reported quarterly to the UUCR Board, and to the congregation at its annual meeting.

Donor Tax Benefits

Gifts to the Endowment Fund in most cases can result in substantial income tax savings. For specifics, please consult your professional advisor.

How to Give

The Endowment Fund principal grows primarily by gifts from church members and friends. Some members contribute periodically to the fund, some contribute through their estates, and some make special contributions in honor or memory of family members, friends, or church members. Types of gifts and ways of giving include checks and cash; securities; Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and employer retirement accounts such as 401k, 403b, or 457 plans; property, including real estate, art objects, and other items of value; and naming UUCR as beneficiary of wills and life insurance policies.

Click here for the UUCR Endowment Fund Gift Intent: Endowment Gift Intent Form

The Seven Principles Funds

These quasi-endowment funds are not bound by UPMIFA requirements, but shall be prudently invested based on the anticipated time frame of disbursements from these funds.

The Goodykoontz Fund

The Goodykoontz Fund, a thoughtful bequest from Jack and Helen Goodykoontz to UUCR, is to be used for capital expenditures only, at the discretion and direction of the UUCR Board. The link below explains how to request funds:

Procedure for disbursements from the Goodykoontz Fund

For More Information

For additional information about the Endowment Fund and gifts to the Fund, please contact one of the current trustees. For the names of the trustees or other information, email, call the church office at (540) 342-8888, or send a letter to the attention of the Endowment Trustees, UUCR, 2015 Grandin Road, Roanoke, VA. 24015.

M&M Fund

The Mission and Ministry Fund was created in 2017 with a generous donation of $100,000 from Walter Dixon. The purpose of the fund is to minister to our congregation and to extend our mission beyond the walls of the church. Proposals will be considered in the areas of education, social justice and more. Additional donations to this fund are welcome. To obtain a form, click the link below:

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