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PSD Endowment Fund
Join those who have given to the Prairie Star District Endowment Fund. Several members of Prairie Star District have given cash gifts and made the decision to put the Prairie Star District Endowment Fund in their wills.
Come, dream a dream with me ...
Make a commitment to the future!
For more than forty years, Prairie Star District has been a primary resource for its congregations -- currently 65 of them in eight states -- providing leadership training, conflict resolution, and consultation. In the past few years, with the assistance of District Executive Nancy Heege, our services have been expanded and strengthened. To enhance our services in the areas of religious education, youth programming, young adult and campus ministry, we hired the Reverend Phillip Lund, Director or Faith Development and Congregational Growth.
... And I’ll bring you hope when hope is hard to find
Tending with care
The purpose of Prairie Star District is to work to achieve the following overreaching goals:
- Healthy, vital congregations
- An interconnected web of Unitarian Universalists
- More UUs in Prairie Star District
Every service we offer is designed to help us live out our mission. We are now doing more, and doing it better, than ever before.
Picture what we can be
Prairie Star District has a dream. We dream of working together with congregations so that:
- Unitarian Universalism is a household name and recognized as a positive social force
- UU congregations are recognized as centers of learning on ethical issues
- Membership in UU congregations increases significantly
- Congregations have high quality lifespan programming
- Consistently, a majority of children move through children’s Religious Education to youth programming, on to Young Adult involvement, and on to lifelong involvement with UUism
Prairie Star District’s four staff members, nine board members and hundreds of other volunteers are already working to provide programming to assist congregations to meet these goals.
Together we can build for the future
Income to support the District’s programs comes from congregations and individuals. Congregations are asked to pay their District Fair Share, which brings in about $130,000 per year. Individuals are invited to become Friends of Prairie Star District and have been contributing about $20,000 per year. Individuals are also asked to consider making gifts to the District’s Endowment Fund.
A gift to the Endowment Fund is a powerful way to make a commitment that will help the next generation and future generations of Unitarian Universalists. Endowment money is managed to maintain real value and generate income; the principal is never touched. There are many ways to contribute, such as bequests in a will, memorials, and gifts.
Please think seriously about investing in the future of Prairie Star District and the future of Unitarian Universalism on the prairie. Dream the dream with us.
Words of the song “Come, dream a dream with me” used with permission of Carolyn McDade.