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The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Legacy Society was founded in 1988 to honor Elizabeth and Elmo Robinson and others like them who have arranged a gift to the Unitarian Universalist Association in their estate plans or who have made a life income gift. Today, more than 700 generous Unitarian Universalists (UUs) have joined the Legacy Society. Members of the Legacy Society have given over $30 million dollars to the UUA, congregations and other UU entities since its founding.
Vision and Commitment
Elizabeth and Elmo Robinson were Unitariarian Universalists deeply committed to their faith. Both wanted to ensure that this religious movement remained vibrant for future generations, and a gift to the UUA from their estates has helped secure that dream. We honor the Robinsons not for the amount of their bequest, but because their lives—their forward-looking generosity—are an inspiring example of "faith in action."
During their lifetimes, Elmo and Elizabeth gave of their energy and their talents to our movement, Elmo as a minister and scholar, and Elizabeth as a peace activist and influential member of the Unitarian Historical Society. Theirs was a shared ministry—Elmo was called as a minister to nine Unitarian Universalist congregations, and at his retirement in Los Alamos, NM, UUs named both Elizabeth and Elmo Robinson Emeritus Ministers, in recognition of all that they had given, together, to that community.
The Legacy Society continues to recognize generous people like the Robinsons who are inspired to leave a lasting legacy to the religious movement that means so much to us all.
Become a Member
Make a life income gift, or include the Unitarian Universalist Association in your estate plans and join this special group of UUs who are helping provide a secure financial future for the Association. Your generosity and foresight will nourish Unitarian Universalism for many years to come.