Treasurer’s January 2021 Report to Congregation

by Ron Clark, Disbursing Treasurer,

Budget Report 1/2021

To view the January Budget Report (budgeted income and expenses), click here.

Current year pledges reported for January of $14,439 were about $5,000 less than our monthly budgeted amount. The current year pledge total, including prepaid pledges, is $158,872, or 9.1% above target. Pledges designated for FY 2019-20, but received from July 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 totaling $4,515 were transferred to the Reserve Fund in January. The resulting $31,039 balance in the Reserve Fund is somewhat greater than the 10% of the operating budget target.

All major categories of expenses continue to be below budget, resulting in a year-to-date budgeted expense total at 7.2% below target. In January staff salaries were increased to include the prorated balance of their December 31, 2020 healthcare allowance balance. 

The $8,174 net budgeted shortfall for the month was the result of transferring prior year pledges to the Reserve Fund and the income shortfall in all categories, even as expenses were below budget. For the year budgeted income, including prepaid pledges, exceeds expenses by $28,526.

In January the endowment fund balance decreased about $7,700 due to a small downturn in the stock market.

Outside the operating budget January collections in excess of $100 were:

Outreach charities Collected

  • Kearney Center $1,120
  • Manna on Meridian $900
  • Second Harvest $600
  • Humanists of Tallahassee $305
  • Fruit and Nut Exchange $200


  • Minister’s Discretionary Fund $895
  • Reserve Fund $769


Respectfully submitted,

Ron Clark

Disbursing Treasurer