With 4 days left in our Stewardship Campaign, we're starting to see some real progress: together, we've pledged more than $140,000 towards our 2013–2014 church year.
Almost a third of that amount was pledged in the past week alone: a generous anonymous donor promised to pledge $100 for every new pledge that came in between March 10 and March 16. Galvanized by this offer, 53 people submitted their pledge cards last week, committing a total of $41,417. With the additional $5300 from the angel donor, last week's total was a whopping $46,717!
As we come to the end of our Stewardship Campaign, we're still far from our $200,000 goal. We can see from our accumulated pledge data that many of the people who have already pledged have increased their pledges--bravo!--but we can do more. Based on past pledge campaigns, our estimate is that this year's campaign will raise about $170,000--enough to keep the church running, but not enough to increase our program funds, or to pay our dues to the Joseph Priestley District and Unitarian Universalist Association.
Our community has lost a number of generous congregants recently--Jane Cox, Mark DeCourval, David Collier, and Gerry Parchman among them--we can step it up to fill the legacy of giving that was left behind by our departed friends.
If you haven't yet pledged, please pledge now at www.philauu.org/stewardship. If you have already pledged and can increase your pledge, please email Caroline and Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org.