After much deliberation, we announce that the Fair Share giving rate to the Heartland District will increase to $22 a member effective for the fiscal year from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.
The increase to this amount was actually approved by delegates to the Heartland Annual Meeting in 2006 and was to have gone into effect July 1, 2010. We've been able to hold the increase off for a few years, as we knew that the economy was making it tough for everyone in Heartland.
But we can no longer continue the operations and service delivery you've come to expect and appreciate without this increase taking effect now. We've given up over $15,000 District-wide these past two years and have cut wherever we could, and whatever we could. Now there's no more room to cut. So we're coming to you to ask for the support you voted for six years ago.
We thank you for your continued support of Heartland District.
The criteria for a Fair Share Congregation is the same at both the district and national level. Member congregations are asked to make a financial contribution each fiscal year (July 1 - June 30). The requested contribution (Fair Share) is calculated on the basis of the number of members your congregation certified for the UUA General Assembly the previous February.
District Fair Share
July 2011-June 2012: $21.00 per certified member
July 2012-June 2013: $22.00 per certified member
UUA Annual Program Fund (APF) Fair Share
July 2011-June 2012: $58.00 per certified member
July 2012-June 2013: $58.00 per certified member