Fans, Finances, and Funding

FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE MID-SOUTH DISTRICT

Funding for Mid-South District programs, services and resources comes directly from Mid-South member congregations and from their support of the UUA’s Annual Program Fund (the ‘APF’).  ‘Fans of Mid-South District’ also provide financial support for the district.

Mid-South congregations send ‘fair share’ contributions to the district each year — $20 per adult member in 2011-2012. (These contributions are usually mailed directly to the district bookkeeper.) District fair share contributions will increase $1 per member to $21 for the 2012-2013 fiscal year (July to June)
Congregations’ “fair share” contributions to the UUA’s Annual Program Fund ($58/member for 2011-2012) also supports the district’s work. The APF provides at least half of the funding for the district staff and office – and it awards bonus funds to districts when 90% of district congregations contribute their per-member “Fair Share” to the APF. (Contributions to the UUA Annual Program Fund are usually mailed directly to the UUA’s APF address in Boston.)  UUA Annual Program Fund fair share contributions will remain at $58 per member for the 2012-2013 fiscal year (July to June).
Because the district budget determines what the Mid-South District is able to offer its congregations, Mid-South’s leaders hope that congregations see the direct benefits of supporting the APF as well as the District. 90-95% of Mid-South congregations have traditionally paid “Fair Share” to both MSD and the UUA/APF — and in 2001-02, 100% of Mid-South’s congregations paid their “Fair Share” to both – a fine achievement!
The UUA Annual Program Fund supports 1/2 of the compensation of the District Executive, Program Consultant, and District Office. The 2006-07 Mid-South budget received about 45% of its income from direct financial support from member congregations and approximately 55% from the APF.
Mid-South’s treasurer and bookkeeper can answer questions about fair share financial support of the district.
Mid-South’s APF Rep or the Director of the APF can answer questions about fair share contributions to the UUA’s Annual Program Fund.
Print, complete, and mail in this form to become a ‘Fan of Mid-South District.’

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