“Keep the Fires Burning” – Matching Gift Campaign

Each of the nearly $10,000 in gifts that were received on GivingTuesday were matched dollar for dollar!

This generosity brought us a big step closer to reaching our goal of turning
$200,000 into $400,000 and we still have more big steps to take!  Please join us on the journey!




These are challenging times, indeed.  The global pandemic’s impact is far-reaching, and has been felt by many of us, locally and personally, as it continues to wreak havoc in our communities, congregations, homes, and everyday life.  But, this moment in history also provides us with opportunities.  Opportunities to take positive action for those things that you believe in, like the beliefs inherent in UCCI’s mission to provide sanctuary, practice hospitality, and perform ministry while loving God, all others, and the Earth.

A dear couple, who wishes to remain anonymous, has grasped their opportunity during this global crisis to take positive action, committing to generously match all donations in support of UCCI up to $200,000, thus allowing UCCI to raise more than $400,000!  Their generous leadership and support couldn’t have come at a more meaningful time.  We have taken many steps to keep UCCI operational in the absence of our usual operational revenue, and difficult decisions have been made in order to “keep the fires burning.”  However, as the pandemic continues and UCCI is unable to operate due to government mandate and to protect the health of all, the future of our outdoor ministry mission and our beautiful sanctuaries are at stake.

The unvarnished truth is that UCCI needs additional financial support to survive until a vaccine is widely available, and it is safe to resume outdoor ministry operations.  Opening our doors and welcoming campers back to our facilities and outdoor ministry programs is our fervent hope for mid/late 2021.  Until that day arrives, we are humbly asking all of our friends to reflect upon this moment in history, and take a positive action for something that you believe in….God, nature, unity and understanding for all people and all walks of life.  Your love and support for UCCI is needed now, more than ever!  Between now and December 31, 2020, your generosity will be matched dollar for dollar, with a goal of raising at least $400,000, which will go a long way towards “keeping our fires burning!”

Outdoor ministry provides comfort during times of storm and times of calm.  Will you provide UCCI with the comfort of your support during this stormy time in our history?  Please consider saying YES to this matching gift opportunity TODAY.   Simply follow the link below to make your gift online or, if you prefer to mail in your donation, please make it out to UCCI and send it to: United Church Camps, Inc., W1010 Spring Grove Rd., Ripon, WI  54971 Attn: “Keep the Fires Burning”

Thank you for all that you do to support UCCI and its outdoor ministry programs!


Glenn Svetnicka
Executive Director, UCCI