There are many ways to donate to the First Unitarian Society of Ithaca. Your donation will help us to live out our principles and put our faith into action on a daily basis. Every gift supports our important ministries and congregational life as we answer the call of justice, love, and peace.

24-25 Pledge Form

Use the link above to submit your pledge for the 24-25 church year (the church year runs from July 1 – June 30.) To pay a pledge or make a separate donation, use the “online donation” button below.

Make an Online Donation

  1. Click on the link above. If you already have a Breeze account, click on “sign in” If you don’t have an account, you can create one, or donate without creating an account.
  2. Choose which fund you are donating to. If you are fulfilling a pledge, choose the operating fund for the fiscal year that you are donating to.
  3. Choose if you would like to donate one time, or make this a recurring gift.
  4. Choose if you would like to pay by credit card or a bank transfer.

By Check

Checks can be mailed to FUSIT, PO Box 6, 14851. If the check is to be put toward your pledge, please indicate what fiscal year it is for in the memo line.

Through Stocks

  1. Submit the “Delivery Information” document to your broker.
  1. Your broker will then contact Tompkins Bank using the information on the attached document and arrange for the stock transfer.
  1. Email office@uuithaca.org to let the Administrator know that you have started the process of donating stocks.
  2. The Administrator/bookkeeper will let you know once the stock transfer process is completed.

Through Grants from Donor Advised Funds

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes. If you have a donor-advised fund, DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to the FUSIT, directly from your DAF (as long as your DAF’s sponsoring organization is participating).

How does it work?

  • Establish your DAF by making an irrevocable, tax-deductible donation to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program.
  • Advise the investment allocation of the donated assets (any investment growth is tax-free).
  • Recommend grants to the charities you support, with the option of being recognized or remaining anonymous.

Thank you for your generosity. It is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, just email Michelle at office@uuithaca.org.

Estate Planning

Consider sustaining the long-term future of the First Unitarian Society of Ithaca through planned giving. Ways to give include –

~Gifts of Life Insurance

~Appreciated Securities

~Bequests

~Donations of Property

~Gifts of Retained Income

Contact Rich Dolge, head of our Endowment Committee at rdolge@yahoo.com to discuss these Planned Giving Programs.