As America finds itself immersed in a new movement to end racial and economic injustice, the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) today announced the appointment of the Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson to be the next president and CEO of the nation’s leading child advocacy organization. Wilson is a national thought leader in racial justice, community organizing,…

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Written by Hans Holznagel (Reprinted with permission from United Church News) The Rev. W. Evan Golder, who edited the United Church of Christ’s monthly newspaper, United Church News, from its start in 1985 until his retirement in 2003, died Monday, Sept. 7, in hospice care in Westlake, Ohio. He was 82. Under Golder’s leadership, the…

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Background  As we shared last this week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is considering a possible distribution of CARES Act Provider Relief Funds to private-pay assisted living/memory care providers that are stand-alone or part of a CCRC, located in the U.S states and territories. Argentum, ASHA, NCAL, and LeadingAge are assisting…

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By Alissa Paolella, communications coordinator for United Church Homes* In the past 50 years, research into loneliness and social isolation has skyrocketed. Breakthroughs in genetics and immunology allow researchers to measure, with great precision, the impact of loneliness on long-term physical and psychological health. It’s become a known, universal problem, one the U.S. Department of…

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From LeadingAge: Congress is considering the next major coronavirus relief package. NOW is the time to make your voice heard as the House of Representatives has started introducing key provisions. We are pleased with key provisions in the new Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or the HEROES Act, but want to ensure…

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It is with heavy hearts that United Church Funds prepares to bid farewell to two long-time and well-loved executives who are leaving us to pursue professional opportunities elsewhere. Katie McCloskey, Director, Social Responsibility, joined the UCF team in 2012 after working in not-for-profit and humanitarian fields, including six years at the Pension Boards-UCC. During her…

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