There are many ways to support First Unitarian Society and to act as good stewards of the wonderful community that we all enjoy.

FUS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so your donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. We are able to accept donations and payments by cash, check, credit card, and securities transfers. Read our privacy policy.

Read about the different ways you can be a steward of FUS below.


Financial pledges from our membership sustain our Society and make up nearly 70% of our annual revenue. Every March we ask our community to communicate their intentions to give for next fiscal year (July-June) through our Stewardship Campaign.

Read more about our Stewardship Campaign here.

Read about our 2017 Capital Campaign here.

Make a Payment or Donation

  • Mail a check, payable to First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Dr, Madison, WI 53705
  • Call us at 608-233-9774
  • Make a one-time or reoccurring donation or payment online. Please note that the first donation or payment must begin within 30 days of setup. If you would like a payment or donation to occur outside of this time frame, please contact Cheryll Mellenthin at

legacy Gift

Legacy giving is an intentional act that sustains the powerful work of the First Unitarian Society of Madison for generations to come. Learn more about legacy gifts and the FUS Foundation here.

Stock Gift

If you’d like to make a stock transfer to FUS as part of your annual pledge payment, or for a one-time gift, please contact our office. Before transferring shares of stock or other securities to FUS, there are a few things you will need to know. We’ll send you a PDF of instructions upon request.


Cabaret, our largest fundraiser event of the year, is held annually in late spring. Thanks to all who made our 2019 event a success!