Legacy Giving

A legacy gift to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis (UUFC) is a way to use resources you have accumulated during your lifetime, whatever their level, to ensure that meaningful things happen at the UUFC now and in the future.  UUFC legacy gift fund earnings support social justice activities, member crisis support, building improvements, religious education, and an array of other activities. Through a current gift or through estate planning, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that your gifts will support your personal values. Planned giving is not just for the wealthy. It can allow supporters at all income levels to make a meaningful gift that will have a lasting impact on our UUFC community.

Many UUFC members have given legacy gifts, had gifts given in their name, or have included the UUFC in their estate plans.  Below is the current “to the best of our knowledge list” of legacy donors.  Donations have ranged from $50 to $200,000.  All gifts are encouraged and welcomed.  Those shown below with an “X” behind their name gave several gifts, often times one “current” and another estate.


Legacy giving can be smart investing. When you invest in the Fellowship through a gift to the legacy fund, you may realize a considerable reduction of income and estate taxes and can even obtain a current income flow, if creating a charitable annuity or trust. The purpose of this page is to stimulate your thinking. Unless yours is a simple cash donation or cash bequest that can be written into a template will, you will want to consult a financial advisor and/or lawyer to explore the best options for your individual situation.

Thank you for thinking about the UUFC as you consider your legacy. UUFC staff and Finance Council members will be happy to assist you at any time with information about gifts and bequests to the UUFC. Contact the main office at (541) 752-5218 if you would like assistance. We cannot provide financial, tax, or legal advice but we can talk with you about your ideas and then put you in touch with people who provide professional advice and assistance.  A pamphlet on planned giving is available here – UUFC_PlannedGiving.

Spains and Nancy Lehman
Nancy Lehman, Jim and Joyce Spain - UUFC "elders"