Donations Welcome
Your gifts support the work of Westside Unitarian Universalist Church, and they help transform lives throughout the Knoxville community. 


Please use our online donation form to contribute your donation or pledge.

If you plan on making a recurring donation (Pledge), we recommend creating an online profile through our secure payment processor, Vanco Payment Solutions. If you have never donated to Westside via online payments, we strongly encourage you to view the Instructions for Donating below.
To donate to our Share the Plate partner, please enter a dollar amount in the window next to "Share the Plate" under Tax Deductible Donations.
For instructions on how to update your pledge information and print a report of your contributions, Click Here. This will take you to an area lower on this page.
If the above donation window does not load, click the yellow button to the right. You will be taken to our Vanco donation portal.

Endowment Giving

To donate to our internally-managed Endowment Fund, click the yellow Donate button above. In the "Other Gifts" area, put in your desired dollar amount. In the text box beside it, type "Endowment Fund," and any other information you want us to know.
To donate to our Endowment Fund that is managed by the East Tennessee Foundation, click on the ETF button below and follow the simple onscreen instructions. You will need a credit/debit card.
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Instructions for Donating

You can create your online profile on your initial visit to the donation portal. If you do not, there is a second opportunity to create a profile later in the donation process. The instructions below begin with creating your online profile.
We accept
            Click this button on the Vanco page to create an Online Profile. It is located in the upper right corner of the screen. Enter your email address as your username, and create a password.
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Enter the rest of the required information, and follow the remaining instructions on the Vanco site. You're now registered!
       Once You've created a Profile, use the "Log In" area to access the system.
After you log in, the Donations screen will appear. Choose the desired Category, and enter a dollar amount.
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Tax Deductible Donation Categories
  • Religious Education: Make a donation to our children, youth, or adult RE programs
  • Other Gifts: Any donation, either one-time or recurring, that does not fit into any category.
  • Share the Plate: Make a donation to the current STP partner.
  • Pledge (for fiscal period): Make either a one-time or recurring donation of your pledge.
Non-Tax Deductible Donation Categories
  • Fall Retreat: Pay fees for our annual retreat, Camp Lackadogma
  • Auction: Pay for your auction winnings
  • Use of Building: Rental payments; this exists as a backup in the event our rental system goes offline.
  • Summer Camp: Admission fees; this exists as a backup in the event our admission system goes offline.
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You can then choose the frequency of your donation.
  • One Time
  • Weekly
  • Biweekly
  • Monthly
  • Semi-Monthly
Now, choose a Start and End date for your donation. If no End date is chosen, the donation will continue indefinitely.
Click Continue to go to the next screen.
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Choose your Account Type: Credit/Debit Card, Checking Account Withdrawal, or Withdrawal from a Savings Account.
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This is how the screen will appear if you choose Credit/Debit Card.
Here, enter your credit card information. Optional: Give an additional 2.75% to help offset our processing fees.
If you choose Checking or Savings, you will see the screen below. You will need your Bank's routing number as well as your account number.
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In the next section, enter your billing address. Or, choose Use Same Address As Above if your billing and home address are the same.
If you have not already created a profile, you can create one here. Just select a password.
Confirm that you are not a robot by clicking the appropriate box.
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If you are a robot, Contact Us. We'd love to meet you, as long as you are a friendly robot. 
If all of your information is correct, click Process
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If you're ready to donate, click the link below. You will be taken to our Vanco donation portal.
Thank You!
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Instructions for Changing Your Donation

If you would like to change or update your donation, here's how to do it. There are many instances when this will be necessary:
  • Making a separate donation in addition to your recurring pledge, for a specific fund (RE, Share the Plate, etc.).
  • Updating the fund for where your recurring donation/pledge goes. You will need to manually do this each time the fiscal year changes.
  • Changing the amount and/or frequency of your recurring donation.
  • Deleting your donation/pledge. 
Enter the Vanco payment portal as you normally would, and log in using your email address and password.
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This screen shows your scheduled donations. The Date column indicates when the next transaction will occur. The Fund column displays the amount of the donation as well as which fund the donation will route to.
To add a new donation (while keeping the first donation intact) click Add Transaction. You will be taken to the Donations page. See below.
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To Delete a donation, click Delete in the Action column.
To make changes to a donation, click Edit in the Action column.
You will be taken to the Donations page. Here you can edit your donation amount, frequency, and end date.
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When finished editing, click Continue and follow the onscreen instructions.
To edit your account information (address, credit/bank information, email) click Edit Account.
If you're ready to donate, click the link below. You will be taken to our Vanco donation portal.
Thank You!
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