Strong RE Programs Begin with Strong Leaders
LREDA funds exist because of generous donations from regular LREDA members like you! They rely on your generosity. Please check out the following funds and donate as liberally as you feel able. It's easier than ever with our online credit card payment!
THE LREDA ENDOWMENT FUND
The LREDA Endowment Fund was established to support the mission of LREDA in serving Unitarian Universalist religious educators through innovative and supportive programs and services which augment those that are made possible by the dues of the members. The Endowment Committee encourages donations to the fund and monitors the investment. Funds are held and professionally managed in the UUA Common Endowment Fund. Only the profit from the investments may be spent each year, and that amount is disbursed by the LREDA Board for programs such as the Sophia Fahs Lecture and grants from the LREDA 21st Century Fund.
Your contributions to the LREDA Endowment will increase the pool of money available each year, and will help ensure long term support of LREDA, its mission and its service to religious educators. Thank you for your contribution!
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THE LREDA SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Contributions to the Scholarship Fund are used to assist those religious educators whose professional expenses do not cover the cost of attending LREDA’s professional development opportunities. This is a way of making attendance at Fall Conference and General Assembly Professional Day more equitable and accessible. Your generosity will allow more religious educators to benefit from continuing education, networking and the renewal gained from having this time with colleagues. Thank you for your contribution!
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THE LREDA SOPHIA LYON FAHS LECTURE FUND
This fund pays for the Sophia Lyon Fahs lecturer each year at the UUA General Assembly. The purpose of the Fahs Lecture is to present a speaker on the topic of religious education to this wide and diverse gathering of lay and professional Unitarian Universalists. The speaker's role is to address some aspect of the sacred work of "leading out" learners of all ages, "educare," to help us have deeper understandings, higher visions, and renewed inspirations for this ministry.
The Fahs Lecture is named in honor of Sophia Lyon Fahs, the religious educator who in the mid-20th century shaped the course of Unitarian Universalist religious education. Her insights - including the notion that children develop religious understanding from their interaction with the world - revolutionized how we teach. Thank you for your contribution!
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