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Financial Realities


Each spring, a Stewardship Campaign invites supporters to make a financial pledge for the coming fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).  What you give, and how much, is confidential.  Whether the amount you pledge is small or large, your commitment is appreciated.

The Fair Share Giving Guide is designed to help you consider what pledge might be right for you.

Adjusted Income Percent of Income Dollar Amount
up to $50,000 1% $500
$75,000 2% $1,500
$100,000 3% $3,000
$150,000 4% $6,000
$200,000 6% $12,000

Economic Facts (2012)

  • It costs approximately $800 per day to operate our organization.
  • 127 households pledge a percentage of their income to First Parish.
  • Our budget for the current fiscal year is $308,000.
  • Rental and outside income provides only a small fraction of our revenue.
  • First Parish receives no tax subsidies or government assistance.

What this means is that keeping First Parish healthy is all up to you. Each Spring will be contacted by a volunteer Steward who will invite you to make a pledge.  If you would like to contribute or pledge now, please contact the First Parish Office: or 978-443-2043 – Thank you for being generous!

“We can tell our values by looking at our checkbook stubs.”

Gloria Steinem

Contributing by Automatic Withdrawal

To pay a pledge with regular, automatic withdrawals directly from your checking or savings account, fill out the following form and return it to Marc Klureza. For questions, contact Marc at (978) 579-9937.

Gifts of Appreciated Stock

You can fulfill your pledge by giving appreciated stock to First Parish of Sudbury. You will be able to deduct the full value of the stock at the time of the donation but you don’t need to pay capital gains tax on the appreciated amount. A win-win situation! For questions, contact Marc at (978) 579-9937.