Every dollar donated to UOAA assists us in supporting the ostomy and continent diversion community and helps to change lives. We encourage you to continue to give what you can, and if possible, increase your financial support to ensure UOAA will continue to be a resource for those living with an ostomy in the future.
The Phoenix Society has been introduced to recognize those individuals who are able to sustain and/or increase their total annual donation of $500 or more during each calendar year. Become a member of The Phoenix Society to help UOAA fulfill its mission to promote the quality of life for people with ostomies and continent diversions through information, support, advocacy, and collaboration.
- Donation dollars are accrued on an Annual Calendar basis to determine Donation Levels for that given year.
- All levels will receive a Thank You Letter from UOAA’s President in the year in which the donations are received.
- All members of the Phoenix Society will be asked to confirm their level of comfort regarding recognition prior to publicizing their name in any format.
Qualifications to become a Member of The Phoenix Society
Based on a calendar year, beginning on January 1, 2018, and annually thereafter, your donation(s) will be accrued throughout the year and totaled on December 31st (mail postmarked no later than December 31st will be included in the total). Your total dollars donated annually will then be calculated to determine what Level and Benefits listed below you will receive as a member of The Phoenix Society each calendar year.
Recognizing Membership Benefits
Your Member Benefits will be recognized during the following calendar year in which your donations were made (i.e. 2018 donations recognized in 2019, 2019 in 2020, etc.). As UOAA’s National Conference is held every other year, on off-conference years, conference benefits will be recognized the following conference year (2018 recognized at the 2019 conference; 2019 & 2020 recognized at the 2021 conference, etc.)
Determining your current donation level
You are welcome to contact UOAA at firstname.lastname@example.org to determine the total amount you have donated to the organization during each calendar year beginning in January 2018. We would be happy to provide you with a detailed report of your contributions to assist you in reaching the level at which you are most comfortable or are striving towards.
On or around the first of February beginning in February, 2019, and annually thereafter, you will receive a letter of recognition from UOAA identifying your total financial contribution for the previous year and The Phoenix Society Membership Level and Benefits you have attained.
Every Dollar Counts!
To recognize the importance of all donations, no matter the dollar amount, all Donors will be offered a Donor Colored Ribbon during each Conference Year.
Donations counted annually include
- Mid-Year* and Year-End Appeal Campaigns
- Giving Tuesday
- General Donations made throughout the year
- Matching, Retirement and Major Gifts
- Tributes & Bequests
- Give & Get (UOAA Board Donations)
- Round Up
*If you are contributing to the Mid-Year Appeal Campaign and choose ‘Donation with The Phoenix Magazine Subscription’, the value of this subscription is $29.95. This amount is subtracted from your total donated dollars and will not be included in calculating your Phoenix Society Membership Level.