Planned Giving

Church Street View Planned Giving is the anchor to secure our congregation’s future and that of Unitarian Universalism on Vancouver Island

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees… under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” – Nelson Henderson. You can plant one of those trees by leaving a legacy that will provide shade to current and future U-Us.

Why should I give?

As a Member or Friend of First Unitarian you provide time, effort and money to ensure the congregation thrives, and supports ourselves and the wider community. It is also possible to do the same after your death and it won’t cost you a dime! You can help secure, strengthen, and extend the long-term survival and mission of our congregation by leaving a legacy to First Unitarian or First Unitarian Foundation.

How will my money be put to work?

You decide! There are five options to which you can direct your legacy.

How can I give?

It all depends on individual circumstances, and it is important to talk about this with your financial advisor. If you do not already have an advisor, the Planned Giving Committee can provide some options. More information on how you can leave a legacy gift is available. Please see  How to Give. (PDF)

How will I be recognised?

Unless you prefer anonymity you will receive recognition before and after your death. Our recognition programs are described here.

Contact For more information on Planned Giving options please email

For more information, members of the Planned Giving Committee are available by telephone or will visit your home if requested. They can also direct you to qualified professionals for advice. More details at Why should I give brochure (PDF)