A Note About End of Year Giving

At the close of a difficult year, everyone at UUC’s “virtual office” is wishing members and friends and their families the best possible health and happiness as we move into 2021. But before we turn the page on 2020, there are a few giving notes worth mentioning.

Please make certain that the date on any gift you wish recorded in 2020 is no later than December 31. Note, this is the date you give your gift, not the date it is received, so New Year’s Eve donations are welcome! Pledge payments should be marked for operations or capital. Split gifts are acceptable. If you are giving to a special collection in December, please describe the collection purpose in the memo line.

As a reminder for those making giving decisions to any charitable organizations this month, the CARES Act passed by Congress earlier this year temporarily allows non-itemizers to take a charitable deduction of up to $300 per taxpayer for cash contributions made in 2020. (Previously, charitable contributions could only be deducted if taxpayers itemized their deductions.) This one-time allowance expires December 31, 2020. Details have been posted by the IRS.

If you have any questions about your currently active pledges for operations or the building, or any gift information that appears or has not yet appeared in UUC Connect, please contact me at byron.krystad@uuchuch.org or Chris Budd, our accountant, at chris.budd@uuchurch.org. Either of us would be glad to help you.

Thank you for considering UUC in your end-of-year giving! Best wishes for the holiday season and a healthy and promising new year.

Byron Krystad, Director of Operations